The Rotary Family Fun Day & Duck Race on Easter Saturday is a day coordinated by Rotary to bring the entire community together on the Eastern Foreshore to enjoy a safe alcohol & drug free community event.

The Duck Races also represent a major fund raising effort by Rotary to raise funds for charitable donation back to the Mandurah & Peel Region communities and also to support other Rotary local, national and international projects & programs.

Over the last nine years, the Mandurah Rotary Duck Race has raised over $400,000 for distribution to local charities and for Rotary community projects & programs.

Past Beneficiaries

In 2016 our lead Beneficiary was Peel Youth Services. Part proceeds from the Rotary Family Fun Day & Duck Race was used to fund the purchase of a purpose built trailer made by one of our new sponsors - Work Mate Trailers - and 8 kayaks kindly supplied by one of our long term sponsors - Kayaks 4 U.

The kayaks were supplied to be used by disadvantaged youth engaged in a youth development & leadership, team work & partner shipping programs run by Peel Youth Services.

Other Local & International Rotary causes our Clubs support

A further donation was made to the Waroona/Yarloop Bushfire Appeal from funds raised through the Duck Races. Rotary Clubs in Mandurah and Pinjarra Rotary donated over $50,000 to the appeal and Rotary Clubs in Australia have donated over $450,000 to the appeal.

Other Rotary Projects & Programs to benefit from the Duck Races include:

  • ARH - Australian Rotary Health
  • Handicamp - A camp for less abled people and abled buddies
  • Literacy Support Group
  • NYSF - National Youth Science Forum
  • Passages - Mandurah Drop in centre for homeless Youth.
  • Polio Plus - Rotary International Project to eliminate Polio in the world
  • RAWCS - Australia World Community Service
  • RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • RYPEN - Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
  • Rotary International Youth Exchange Program
  • Shelter Box - Providing emergency tent accommodation for disasters

Other Past Beneficiaries

In 2010 we distributed over $30,000 to many local charities and Rotary Projects supported by the 3 Mandurah Rotary Clubs

In 2011 we distributed over $40,000.

The Rotary WA Cordblood Bank was the major beneficiary from the 2010 Duck Race and was again in 2011. We are pleased to be able to assist in this unique project to establish a Cordblood Bank in WA.

In 2012 we distributed over $40,000 and our Lead beneficiary was People Who Care.

In 2013 we distributed around $50,000 and our lead beneficiary was Peel Heath Mobile Services

In 2014 we again distributed around $50,000 to local organisations supporting homless youth and to Rotary projects via the three local Rotary Clubs.