The Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts delivers this event to enable the Mandurah Community to celebrate Easter in a family friendly atmosphere on the Eastern Foreshore of Mandurah.
The event incorporates the two Duck Races which is a major fund-raising activity to enable Rotary to financially support the community at a local, national and global level. The event is delivered by volunteers and after expenses all proceeds are donated to the community.
The total amount raised by this event over ten years is around half a million dollars. Proceeds from the 2023 Mandurah Rotary Duck Race will be used to support Local Community Groups and Rotary Projects.
In 2019 Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving was the Principal Beneficiary and part proceeds was used to purchase new surf lifesaving equipment and assets.
In 2016 our lead Beneficiary was Peel Youth Services. Proceeds from the Rotary Family Fun Day & Duck Race were used to fund the purchase of a purpose built trailer and kayaks. The kayaks were used by disadvantaged youth engaged in a youth development & leadership program run by Peel Youth Services.
In 2014 we again distributed around $50,000 to local organisations supporting homeless youth and to Rotary project.
In 2013 we distributed around $50,000 and our lead beneficiary was Peel Mobile Health Service
In 2012 we distributed over $40,000 and our Lead beneficiary was People Who Care.
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.
In 2010 we distributed over $30,000 to many local charities and Rotary Projects.
Other Rotary Projects & Programs to benefit from the Duck Races include: