Rotaract is an international program of Rotary International (RI) for students and young professionals aged 18 to 30 who want to make a difference in their local communities and around the world.

As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 163,000 members in 8,400 clubs across 170 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.

All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members belonging to a club in their local community.  Through their club, and the wider Rotaract and Rotary network, members have the opportunity to get involved with a range of activities, including local community and international service projects, domestic and international conferences and networking and social events.


Rotaractors are motivated and enthusiastic young people who are passionate about using our skills to make tangible differences for those in need and less fortunate than ourselves, whilst advancing our careers and networking with other like-minded young leaders locally and internationally.



Rotary District 9685 is one of two districts covering the Sydney metropolitan area in Australia. It’s boundaries stretch from the Blue Mountains to the Sea north of Sydney Harbour, reaching across the Hawkesbury River and north to Toukley on the Central Coast.  


Within its boundaries are the business districts of North Sydney, Chatswood, Gosford, Penrith and the Ryde industrial area.  The Blue Mountains define its western boundary, beautiful beaches define its eastern border, and rural communities make up its western and northern borders.


The District contains 78 Rotary Clubs and almost 2,200 Rotarians and 7 Rotaract Clubs and around 100 Rotaractors. Rotary District 9685 was formed on 1 July 2013 and incorporates the former Rotary Districts 9680 & part of 9690.