Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February 2023
As active Rotarians in our clubs, we owe ourselves a weekend away, once a year, to relax and enjoy. The District Conference at Cape Schanck has been put together specifically for YOU. To laugh, celebrate & enjoy Rotary fellowship and fun at its best.
Join us for a fabulous weekend at a beautiful venue right here in District 9820.
Please have a look at the promotional video to inspire all Rotarians from District 9820 and surrounding Districts to come on down for a good time and get a bit of sand between our toes.
Registration help and enquires: 
If you have any issues with getting registered, please contact Libby Wilson at

Please be aware that all registrants must be registered for the Conference to be able to select Optional Add-Ons such as Golf, Bus Tour or Sunday Breakfast with Kevin Sheedy.
Registering for Conference
The online registration process is straightforward, but you will need a credit card to complete your registration. We only need to know your Name, Email, Club, Dietary Requirements and the Items you are registering for.
If you need to alter any part of your registration between registering and the 28th of January 2023, we have a friendly team ready to help you. Please read the Cancellation and Refund Policy before registering.
Cancellation and Refund Policy 
We understand circumstances change.  Unfortunately, we will have limited flexibility once we have confirmed venues, speakers and catering.  The following guidelines are advised relative to any requests for refunds: 
For a Full Refund, we must receive your request on or before 28/01/2023.  Any requests received after 28/01/2023 but before 18/02/2023 will be eligible for a 50% Refund.  No refunds will be possible for any cancellations notified after 18/02/2023. 

In the event that the conference is cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions, a full refund will be given.  

All requests for refunds must be emailed to:  Libby Wilson at

We look forward to seeing you at Cape Schanck for our District Conference from 24th to 26th February 2023.
Below is the description of the items on the registration form.
Conference Registration
Saturday Conference Plenary Sessions at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, including lunch, afternoon tea and Gala “Beach Party” Dinner.
Inspiring speakers, exceptional fellowship and a top-notch wind down over a beach party dinner.
      $220 Member
      $220 Partner
Breakfast with Victorian of the Year: Kevin Sheedy
(Add-on to main registration)
Sunday morning breakfast at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort featuring Victorian of the Year, AFL great Kevin Sheedy.
Kevin was acknowledged for his work off the football field - as patron of Foodbank, working with the Tinker Bell foundation to support Neale Daniher's Fight MND fundraising efforts along with his contribution to Indigenous and regional communities. 
All Conference registrants are urged not to miss this opportunity to hear what Kevin has to say.
     $40 Member
     $40 Partner
Friday Options
Friday Golf at the RACV Cape Schanck Golf Course.
(Add-on to main registration)
Golfers are to assemble from 11.00 am, and tee-off will be at 11.30 am. Includes green fees and trophies. For further enquiries, including teams and golf cart bookings, please contact Philip Hedley at Limited to 32 Players.
     $66.00 Member
     $66.00 Partner
Mornington Peninsula Bus Tour 1. [24 seats] Winery Tour
(Add-on to main registration)
10.30 am Leave Cape Schanck Resort
11.00 am Wine Tasting   Red Hill Estate, renowned for it’s cool climate wines and magnificent views over Westernport Bay.
12.30 pm Eagle Chairlift;  ride high over Arthur’s Seat National Park ,you will be stunned by the unbelievable views of Port Phillip Bay and the coastline to Melbourne’s CBD and beyond
1.30pm Lunch at Dromana Hotel
3pm Return to Cape Schanck Resort
                                                         $80 per head.
Mornington Peninsula Bus Tour 2. [24 seats] Garden Tour
(Add-on to main registration)
10.30 am Leave Cape Schanck Resort
11.00 am Arrive at Heronswood for Morning Tea
11.30 am Garden Tour{1 hour]; Historic Heronswood is one of Australia‘s finest gardens and home of the Diggers Club enjoy the gardens and views of Port Phillip Bay
1.30 pm Lunch at Rye
3pm Return to Cape Schanck Resort
                                                          $80 per head.
Self Drive Tours; FREE!
We are off for an adventure!
       Flinders;  a short Drive from conference to Flinders situated on Western port  Bay, wander the street visiting the antique shops ,watch chocolatiers at work and taste the chocolate at Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie...Lunch at the local bakery or the Flinders Hotel
Sorrento; The village of Sorrento contains many sites of historic interest. Wander the main street visiting the many boutiques , then have lunch at one of the many cafes.
Point Nepean National Park;History of Point Nepean spans thousands of years to the Boowurrung people .Since the the park has been used to Quarantine people arriving in Victoria, defending the country and for military training. Enjoy the ride on the shuttle bus to Fort Nepean and visit the tunnels, observation stations and gun placements. www
Peninsula Hot Springs ; is awellness destination on the Mornington Peninsula. Explore over 50 hot spring pools and geothermal bathing experiences nestled in their natural Landscape Springs Lane .Fingal  03 59508777
Gordon Glass; Visit the Gallery and see the colourful glass  sculptures,bottles platters and bowls. You may be able to watch glassblowing from the balcony [not blowing everyday]
      290 Redhill Rd RedHill
Mock Redhill; For 5 generations the Mock family have grown apples in Redhill .Visit their Cider lounge and sample their cider ,juices.freeze dried fruits and mock apple cider vinegar.
      1103 Mornington –Flinders rd. RedHill
St Andrews Brewery; After a significant facelift the world class horse training facility run by the Freedman stables has been converted into a brewery ,tap room, farm and restuaurant. Tastings and lunch
      160 Sandy rd. Fingal
Cape Schanck ; For those who like to walk. Leave the car park on the road to Cape Schanck and take the walking track and boardwalks on the way to the lighthouse,

Accommodation Options

You’ll be having a busy weekend of Rotary business and fellowship. You may be coming a long way so you’ll need somewhere to stay … somewhere to relax and rest.

But why not take a few extra days and grasp the opportunity to discover everything the Mornington Peninsula offers!

From Portsea to Mornington, Mt Eliza to Flinders, Rye to Red Hill, Blairgowrie to Balnarring, there are endless opportunities to choose the exact accommodation to suit your needs.

RACV Cape Schanck Resort
You could stay at the conference venue itself at RACV Cape Schanck Resort, where you can get a discount if you are a member – just book online at:




Find Your Style of Accommodation via  Mornington Peninsula Tourism
Plan Your Trip and “Find Your Style of Accommodation” via  Mornington Peninsula Tourism. They know you are coming! Visit:
– Apartments & Unit
– Cottages & Holiday Houses
– Bed & Breakfast
– Budget & Backpackers
– Caravans & Camping
– Hotels & Motels
– Resorts
– Self-Contained
– Vineyard & Farm Stay
– Accessible & Pet Friendly

Phone them on: 03 5950 1579  Email them at:

Home Hosting
You may like to consider connecting with local Rotarians on our Home Hosting List… Please contact our Home Hosting coordinator Neil Stitt at