Interact is RI’s service Club for young people aged 12 to 18.  Interact Clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 20,372 Clubs in 139 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Almost 468,000 young people are involved. Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single-gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community. Alternatively, there can be Rotary club-sponsored community Interact clubs, with members of school age drawn from the local community.   
Each year, Interact Clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill.
Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas Clubs and learn the importance of:
  • Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
  • Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
  • Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
  • Experience of participating in committees of management
  • Advancing international understanding and goodwill. 
Current District 9800 Interact clubs and their sponsoring Rotary clubs:
St Albans Secondary College     
Keilor East
Wyndham Central College           
Camberwell Boys Grammar School       
Balwyn High School
North Balwyn
St Leonards College                      
MacRobertson Girls’ High School
Port Phillip
Melbourne Girls’ College
Hoppers Crossing Secondary 
Laverton Point Cook
Manor Lakes P12 College
Collingwood College
Interact programs provide for members each year include a multi-District Interact Conference and a multi-District annual Interact District Assembly /training day for incoming club leaders  
Interact Chair: Des O’Shanassy (Hoppers Crossing)     Email:
Interact Deputy Chair: Jane Watters (Woodend):          Email:


Earlyact is a service Club for primary school students and is sponsored by a local Rotary Club. Its mission and operation are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary. Earlyact Clubs strive to promote goodwill, understanding, and peace through the active participation of their student members, so that with committed citizenship and effective leadership they may improve the quality of life of their school, local and global communities. Involvement in an Earlyact Club teaches values such as caring, respect, responsibility, tolerance, compassion, friendship and leadership.
Contact: PDG Julie Mason (Wyndham)