Applecross Rotary organises, assists and financially supports a range of community projects. A major community project organised by Applecross Rotary is the Rotary Jacaranda Festival held each year in November in the Applecross Village. This project relies on sponsorships and the assistance of numerous community groups who are supported by Applecross Rotary. The Club has numerous other Community projects including the Pride of Workmanship Awards, the AMR (Anti-Microbial Resistance) Awareness program, Mental Awareness and assists and supports Starick, City of Melville Community Planting Days and the annual Melville and Applecross Rotary Art Show and Sale.

This award acknowledges a person, who in the eyes of the nominator, displays outstanding qualities with respect to attitude, approach, dedication and commitment. It covers all aspects of work performance and ethics, including quality of output, safety, initiative and sense of responsibility.

Nominations are sought, at any time, from an employer or by a member of the public and should be sent to the Applecross Rotary Director in Charge of Community Service.

 President Ian Fairnie, Awardee Joe Florio and Nominator John Hosking
An Award was made to Joe Florio an Optician at Visionary in Petra Street, East Fremantle on 21 May 2019. Joe prepares lens and assists customers in selecting the most appropriate frames to suit their lenses and facial structure and is meticulous in ensuring customers are happy with their frames and lens and that they fit correctly. Read More about this award and earlier awards.

Applecross Rotary members organise and manage the parking at the Heathcote Perth Makers Market which are held approximately every two months during the summer period. Members of several local community groups also assist the Applecross Rotary members. A ‘gold coin donation’ is collected at the entry to the parking areas. The funds collected are distributed to nominated charities.

Applecross Rotary supports planting projects which improve the native plant areas along the Swan River and in the native bush areas of the City of Melville.  It also gives the community the opportunity to participate in the protection of their environment.
The 2019 planting day was held on 28th July 2018 at Booragoon Lake.  This planting day was held in conjunction with the City of Melville. Over 3000 native trees were planted by 100 community members from the City of Melville.  Read more.
Applecross Rotary Community and Business Awards recognised in April 2018 seven local residents for their work in the community.
Read more about the 2018 awards, 2017 awards and 2016 awards.
Starick is a not for profit organisation which provides multi-layered support services in Perth’s south-east metropolitan area to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. Starick’s services include two refuges for women with children, supported community housing, court support, advocacy, children’s programs, community outreach services and an Op Shop. Applecross Rotary commenced support of Starick in 2015-16 with Malcolm Taylor and Lorri Brazier as Project Leaders. The work done by Lorri and Malcolm, and their support teams, has been carefully and sensitively undertaken and is leading to a trust being established between Starick, Applecross Rotary and the residents, most of whom have endured violence from their partners. Read More.
The annual Rotary Art Exhibition, a joint project of the Melville and Applecross Rotary Clubs, has been held each year since 1974 in a central area of the Garden City Shopping Complex. This Art Exhibition allows artists to display their paintings to a large number of people and hopefully sell one or more their paintings. The entry charge and sale commission are used to offset the exhibition costs. The profits are used by the Rotary Clubs for community projects. Members and friends of the Rotary Clubs set up the exhibition, provide the security and sell the paintings. Read More.




The Rotary Jacaranda Festival, the major Applecross Rotary event, is held each November. It was originally held at Heathcote, Applecross in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Due to insurance issues there was no Festival in 2003.  It has been held in Applecross Village in Ardross Street, Applecross each year since 2004. Read more.










Professor Tim Inglis and Dr Barry Mendelawitz Applecross Rotary Members and Project leaders

   Key facts
  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
  • Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
  • Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
  • A growing number of infections – such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea – are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
  • Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. It also provides funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Applecross Rotary donates to Australian Rotary Health Projects. Read More.