District 9520

The Rotary Club of Stirling is in District 9520 which covers a large part of South Australia, parts of Victoria, parts of New South Wales and parts of Queensland.

It’s about 1,300 kilometres long and 400 Kilometres wide. There about 1,500 Rotarians in 54 Clubs. The main population centre is Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.

The District stretches from the south coast of South Australia, through the southern half of the metropolitan area of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Lower Murray, the Riverland area of South Australia to the Sunraysia district of Victoria on to Wentworth and Broken Hill, in New South Wales, and into the south-west corner of Queensland.

Throughout the district there is a wide variety of primary industries - grain, cattle, sheep, fruit, vegetables and nuts. Fruit production includes high quality citrus, stone fruits and grapes. Excellent wines are produced in the Adelaide Hills, the Southern Vales (south of Adelaide), in the Riverland and in Sunraysia. In recent years wineries in the District have made a major contribution to a dramatic increase in Australia’s wine exports.

Tourism plays an important part in the economy of the area.  Adelaide has its internationally-renowned Christmas Pageant and the biennial Festival of Arts. The Fleurieu Peninsula, the Riverland, Sunraysia and Broken Hill all have their own individual tourist attractions.