Lions Club of Bairnsdale

Victoria, Australia, District 201V3


Bairnsdale Lions work hard & are able to tackle any project. Priority is given to projects from our immediate community.

Regular activities undertaken by the club include:



            Lions Christmas Cakes

These fabulous Lions Christmas Cakes are available from early November directly from Bairnsdale Lions club by sending an email to, or they are sold at various business outlets around Bairnsdale. Proceeds from cake sales not only support a range of Lions projects in the local community. But also national and global projects.So not only do you get a great tasting cake that is 100% Australian made. But you are supporting a range of Lions Projects.


Major Raffle

The Bairnsdale Lions Major Raffle has been running for approximately 11 years and runs from early January until early May each year. This years Raffle with prizes totaling $6,111.00 will be drawn at our clubs Dinner Meeting on the 7th May 2020. Raffle tickets are sold at various venues in the Bairnsdale business District and local markets. Please click on our current major project page for venue locations. All proceeds from this years raffle are being donated to the Gippsland Fires and Disaster Relief fund 


Lions Mints



The Lion Mint Program over the years has made excellent profit for clubs annually. The funds available from the sale of Lion mints over the years have been a great financial boost to clubs for local Community projects. Australia’s Paralympics athletes, the Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation {the Hart Walker] and the Lions Cord Blood and Childhood Cancer Research Foundations have been some of the worthy recipients of significant funds raised by the program




Recycle for Sight


Lions Recycle for Sight is part of Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program, with headquarters in Queensland and operating throughout Australia and overseas.

Over 26 years that the Australian program has been operating the program has delivered over 7 million pair of refurbished quality spectacles to men, women and children in need in Africa, Europe, Middle East, India Sub-continent, East Asia, and the Far East China, the countries of the Pacific Rim and Southern Asia and Oceania int the past 10 years several members of our Marine Branch have Been able to use their oceangoing yachts to reach and test villagers, in the remotest areas for eyesight and deliver spectacles to them

Each Year Bairnsdale Lions collect over 2000 pairs of glasses and donate them to the project.


                  Licola Wildeness Camp


Licola is a small beautiful village nestled beside the Macalister River, 254km east of Melbourne. We cater for families both small and large, individuals, couples, school groups, outdoor recreation groups, church groups, sporting groups, and the general public.

The township of Licola is owned entirely by the Lions Clubs of Victoria and southern New South Wales. The greater part of the town is occupied by the Licola Wilderness Village, where Lions Clubs have for 50 years run camps for the underprivileged, deserving, special needs and disengaged young people, mostly held during school holidays.