Category Archives: Discover a Cause

Celebrating $20m raised

Join us in Camberwell Junction on Sunday, May 22, for a special celebration. The market will open as usual from 7am to 12:30pm, with special Sunday Funday events commencing at 10am.

The day is a celebration to mark $20 million raised by the iconic Camberwell Sunday Market and Rotary for community projects.

Camberwell Sunday Market was started in the mid-1970s by Balwyn Rotary and has operated continuously (except for COVID19 closures) for almost 50 years.

Head down to the Sunday Market to enjoy live music, entertainers, face painters and giveaways as you browse stalls for your next retro treasure. Then head to the shops in Camberwell Junction precinct to uncover new season fashion or stop in at a cafe to enjoy some downtime.

Thank you for supporting flood relief

The extraordinary flooding events continue this week in NSW and Queensland, with towns like Lismore hit by catastrophic flooding twice within a month. These communities had only just begun recovering from the initial deluge, and this week devastating floods returned. A massive clean-up remains and a long, hard road to recovery lies ahead.

Thank you to all visitors and stallholders for your generous contributions on Sunday 27 March 2022, where all market proceeds will be donated to flood relief. The funds collected by Rotary Club of Balwyn and associated club volunteers will be combined with other funding into a 2022 Flood Relief Fund that will be announced in the coming weeks. We are working with other community partners in seeking matching funds to enhance the impact of your donations.

Thank you for your generosity in contributing to this worthy cause. We look forward to sharing full details of the total proceeds and matching funds shortly.

Flood Relief this Sunday

Large parts of Eastern Australia have been hit by historic flooding in March 2022. These communities are only now beginning to recover.

On Sunday 27 March 2022 all market proceeds will be donated to flood relief. The Rotary Club of Balwyn and associated clubs will be collecting gold coin donations at market entry points, so please join us this weekend and contribute generously to this worthy cause.

Join us in the lunar new year

Happy Lunar New Year 🧧 to all celebrating the new year of the tiger 🐅!

May the year bring peace and prosperity to all, in particular our customers, stallholders, volunteers and the broader Camberwell Junction community!

The market is open every Sunday in the new lunar year (from 1 February 2022, especially to friendly big cats). from 7am to 12:30pm.

Don’t forget a face mask, to check-in and physically distance where possible.

Feature photograph: Michal Simson, Instagram

Discover a cause: One Family at a Time

Did you know your support of Rotary at the Camberwell Sunday Market helps educate families in Cambodia?

One Family At A Time Cambodia is a Registered Australian charity and has been operating since early 2015 and works in partnership with Cambodian families and communities to achieve sustainable freedom from poverty, guided by community priorities and driven by evidence.

Here’s what they had to say recently about the support from the Rotary Club of Balwyn:

It was smiles all round when students in our English class received their new study books. These students all attend Khmer High School in addition to lessons in our Aspire English classes.

Learning moved online last year (we loaned some of the students smart phones and we pay for monthly wifi for them all). These students also receive Rice Scholarships… We do everything we can to remove barriers to education, especially for girls. English classes are part of the Aspire Supporting Girls Through Education program.

The Rotary Club of Balwyn have been our partners and the major sponsor of this English program for 4 years and we are so proud and grateful!”