RARE (Rotary Australia Repurposing Equipment) is  an activity that establishes an efficient and effective program for distributing obsolete medical and educational equipment to disadvantaged communities in Australia and overseas under a regulative framework.

Repurposing equipment achieves sustainability by placing obsolete equipment where it is needed, turning landfill into lifesaving aid, dramatically and measurably improving social and environmental outcomes.

These projects are mechanisms for the repurposing and the reuse of equipment, which is no longer required, making a positive impact on the environment by reducing landfill and achieving sustainability.

Please refer to Acceptable Equipment Guidelines

Projects accept suitable items and organise suitable recipients. They manage delivery logistics and undertake to ensure that donated equipment is fully operational and that all essential accessories, supply documentation and services manuals critical to the usability of the equipment are available.

We recommend that when consigning containers of goods and equipment, Rotary Clubs and others seek advice and work with our distribution centres.

RARE Regional Contact Details
Central Region Mr David Cockshell rare.central@rawcs.org.au
Eastern Region PP Barry Philps rare.eastern@rawcs.org.au
Northern Region PP John Paskin rare.northern@rawcs.org.au
Southern Region Rtn David Barkley rare.southern@rawcs.org.au
Western Region Mr Pip Asphar rare.western@rawcs.org.au