Gippsland Rotary Centenary House Inc

Gippsland Rotary Centenary House is a community-owned facility that relies on the support of charities, local community groups and individuals. All donations are tax deductible.

Plaques around Centenary House acknowledge the support and we encourage all guests and visitors to view these while in the facility.

We are extremely grateful for all the support we receive, including from the following groups and individuals.

Major Sponsors

Federal Government

Including the support of the Australian Federal Government departments:

The Department of Transport and Regional Services supported Stage 1 with a grant of $400,000 in 2005.

The Department of Health and Ageing provided a grant for Stage 2 of $1.5 million through the Health and Hospitals Fund for Regional Cancer Centres in 2011.

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities provided a grant through the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages program for Stage 3 of $900,000 in 2018.

State Government

The Victorian Government provided a grant of $500,000 for Stage 1 in 2005 and a grant of $50,000 for the landscaping of Stage 2 in 2011.

Latrobe City

The Latrobe City Council purchased the land on Valley Drive and Gippsland Rotary Centenary House leases the property for peppercorn rent. The Council has also been very supportive by waiving fees for permits.

Keith Chenhall Charitable Trust

The Keith Chenhall Charitable Trust has provided numerous grants to Gippsland Rotary Centenary House for capital works and replacement of equipment / furniture.

Bendigo Bank

The Bendigo Bank continues to support Gippsland Rotary Centenary House through their Community Enterprise Scheme.

Rotary International District 9820

The Rotary Clubs of District 9820 have provided substantial support to Centenary House through District grants, ongoing donations from individual clubs and the Ride To Conference event.

Latrobe Regional Hospital

Latrobe Regional Hospital provided a donation of $1 million to assist with the building of our third stage.

Blue Ribbon Foundation

The Blue Ribbon Foundation provided a donation of $80,000 to acknowledge a fallen police officer with a dedication in Stage 3.

Other Support

David Gittins

The Gittins Motor Group supported Centenary House with the provision of a vehicle 2006 to 2018. From 2006 to 2009 they sponsored the provision of a car through the Honda Foundation and from 2009 – 2018 Valley Ford provided a station wagon. They also assisted with servicing and insurance of the vehicle.  In 2018 David Gittins sold the business and arranged for transfer of the ownership of the station wagon to Gippsland Rotary Centenary House.

J Smith Motors

In 2018 J Smith Motors in Morwell assisted with the transfer of the Ford station wagon to GRCH.  J Smith Motors also donates the servicing and maintenance of the vehicle.

Gippsland Water

Centenary House received a grant from Gippsland Water to purchase and install a water tank in 2019.

Image Direct

Image Direct has provided donation in kind with the initial upgrade of the Centenary House website.


Engie donated a 30 Kw solar system for Centenary House.

Traralgon Harriers

The Traralgon Harriers host a community fun run each year with proceeds raising donated to Centenary House.

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