Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride


New Rotary Logo

Rotary  Rotary is an organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. It is comprised of 1.2 million members working in over 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members initiate community projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as violence, AIDS, hunger, the environment and health care.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is spearheaded by the World Health Organisation, Rotary International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Should you become a member, you'll get a chance to become more involved in your community and to provide aid to other parts of the world through the opportunities that your Rotary Club and Rotary International offer.

The Rotary Club of Newcastle

Meets on first and third Modays of each month from 5.30pm,  at  Murray Room, Catholic Diocese Administration Centre,841 Hunter St, Newcastle West, NSW 2302

If you would like to find out more please visit our"Rotary Club of Newcastle" Facebook page or contact the Secretary Bev Oakley by email at 

The Rotary Club of Dungog

Meets in Dungog.

Newcastle Dungog Bike ride financial results since 2010:

Funds Raised HRMI Rotary Charities Total
Up to 2019 $53,184 $15,188 $68,372
2020 $4,000 $928 $4,928
2022 $3,066 $934 $4,000
TOTAL $70,250 $17,050 $77,300

Newcastle Rotary accounts are Audited annually.

Where do the funds go?

HMRI uses these funds to seed research. A small donation enables them to fund a research proposal which is then used to attract government grants and other much larger funding.  Their main facilities are based in Newcastle and they attract reasearches from around the world. This year funds from the bikeride will go through HMRI directly to Dr Matt Dun to fund research into  DIPG, a Childhood Cancer. 

Newcastle Rotary has provided funds to:

  • Jenny's place which is a hostel for women who are victims of domestic violence.  
  • Autism Spectrum.
  • Carrington Public School 
  • Newcastle High School
  • Newcastle Missions to Seafarers
  • Hunter Wetlands Centre
  • The Soul Cafe
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Various other local charities and community projects.