NEW location for weekly Club meetings.

Our club now meets at the clubhouse of the Burnie Bowls Club (a.k.a. "The Burnie Greens") in Cooee. The meeting time remains the same (6:00 pm for 6:20 pm on Mondays).

To contact the Club

Rotary Club of Burnie
P.O. Box 185
Tas. 7320

Or Email our Secretary at: [admin "at" burnierotary "dot" org "dot" au]


The Power of Rotary

• Every year in Australia there are an estimated 54,000 Australians who suffer a heart attack. This equates to one heart attack every 10 minutes. Of that number, over 8,000 lives will be lost, on average 23 each day - very sobering statistics. But there is something that can be done to help reduce that loss of life and it really is very simple.

• In 2015, in recognition of equivalent statistics in New Zealand, Rotarians in that country came up with the idea of packaging and selling a keyring capsule containing a single dispersible 300mg aspirin tablet.

• Chewed or placed under the tongue, this amount of aspirin can make all the difference if used when a person is experiencing signs of a heart attack. The aspirin potentially helps keep a patient alive for what paramedics call “The Golden Hour”. This is the time between when the attack begins, paramedics arriving on the scene and the time it takes to transport the patient to hospital. The simple action of chewing the aspirin can not only result in saving a life, but also can help to minimise any permanent damage occurring. Over 36,000 capsules were sold in NZ inside the first 12 months.

Savealife capsule

• Each aspirin is sealed in its original foil and the expiry date is on the included leaflet.

• Cost to pharmacies, retailers, doctor’s surgeries etc. $5.00/capsule in packs of 50. There are two options: purchase the pack up front ($250/pack) or alternatively sell on consignment and pay Rotary at agreed intervals for capsules sold in the intervening period. Retail price to the public $6.00/capsule.

• Advertising has commenced, initially through social media and subsequently through conventional media. Promotion is within Tasmania first then nationally in the near future, where interest is already being shown within the Rotary network.



Are you in the age range 18-30 and live in NW Tasmania? Then check out Central Coast Rotaract Club on Facebook. Connect to Facebook

or visit the Rotaract Club of Central Coast Website.

or Email to Central Coast Rotaract


Burnie Rotary Club members are boosters for Burnie. Why? Click on the thumbnails below for some views. Fernglade is a beautiful picnic spot on the Emu River, just two km from the City Centre, and is a favourite haunt of the Platypus: We can often see them foraging in the river at dusk. The Rotary Club holds a barbecue meeting there in January. Burnie is also home to countless families of penguins and we can look into some burrows. Below these thumbnails are links to the latest Burnie weather and to the Burnie City Council's website.

Scenes in and around Burnie
Fernglade Burnie CBD and Port
Fernglade, with Emu River - favourite haunt of the Platypus Burnie CBD and Port

[Copyright: Burnie Council]

[Copyright: Doug Forrest]

Litle Penguin

[Copyright: Burnie Council]


Burnie is in a wonderful part of the world - Tasmania. Here is a small sample of what we mean. The following images were supplied gratis by Mike Calder [see]

Scenes from around Tasmania
The Nut at Stanley Historic street, Stanley
The Nut at Stanley Stanley historic street

[One hour west of Burnie]

[A delightfully preserved town]

Echidna Two young Devils
Echidna Young Tasmanian Devils

[Echidnas walk slowly, but can dig fast]

[The Tassie Devil is a very interesting animal]

Lake Pedder Boat Harbour
Lake Pedder Boat Harbour & beach

[Pedder is in South-West Tasmania]

[This beach is 30 minutes from Burnie]


For the latest Burnie weather, you have two options: (i) For pilots and other mere mortals, click on Burnie Weather for an extensive array of information on what is coming towards us over the horizon. (ii) For farmers and other stick-in-the-muds, click on Burnie Environs.

To find out more about the City of Burnie and surrounds, check out Burnie Council.

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