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..::  Dormitory Heating  ::..
April 2015:

We are proud to announce that we have installed Hydronic Heating to our Dormitories and Toilet block for your comfort.
Overnight heating to 17 degC will reduce the chill factor on our cold Winter nights.

..::  Working Bee  ::..
May 2015:
We are having a working bee on Saturday 23 May 2015 from 9:30am - 4pm.  

All are welcome to come and join the Rowallan Committee and ASF members at the Camp.

If there are any Rovers or Venturers interested in completing service hours we'd be delighted to help you out.

The sort of tasks we are looking at completing are: 
  • Earth backfilling in the amphitheatre
  • Making gravel paths
  • Wood stack filling
  • Building maintenance (Carpentry)
  • Refresh of Chapel surrounds including pruning
  • Major and minor repairs to activity equipment
  • Mounting of signs
  • Grease pit removal
These are all dependant on numbers and skills of those that attend.

If you have tools and equipment suited to the above, then please bring them along.  We have some shovels, wheelbarrows, etc., however if you BYO, then we'll be sure to have enough.

If any Unit or Crew wants to make a weekend of it, then we are offering free accommodation for the weekend (Fri-Sun), in either bunks in HQ Camp, or your tents in Forest Camp if you really want. Food/Catering is not included, but you'll have use of the Kitchen/Dining room, just clean up after yourself.

We will provide a BBQ lunch on Saturday for working bee participants, so please RSVP to indicate numbers and preferably skill sets of those planning to attend.    All working bee participants must be Scout members.

If you have any questions regarding the working bee or to RSVP, please email

Thanks, and we'll see you there.

Rudolf Arends, Projects Coordinator, Rowallan Scout Camp

..::  Internet Use @ HQ Camp  ::..
October 2014:
We have been offering free wifi Internet access to our campers for the last 18 months.
However to due to the sustained abuse / over use by campers we have been forced to discontinue this service.
If any group camping with us would like Internet access whilst at camp, then this can be made available if arranged via the Booking office in advance of your camp. WiFi coverage is limited to the dinning room and is Wireless-G.
The fee for such access is $15 per GB downloaded, or part thereof.
If you think this is unreasonable, please lobby Telstra and the local MP for NBN access in Mt. Charlie Rd/Kent Rd.
Our only possible Internet access is via Telstra 3G at this time.

Thank you for your understanding.

..::  Water Quality @ Rowallan Camp  ::..
Further to the Resource Saving work previously undertaken, we have recently redesigned the Water filtration system to filter all Camp water, and to store the filtered water before use.
This has greatly increased our capacity to deliver clean water to all areas of the camp at the required pressure.
Note, the water is slightly discoloured, but it is clean from a health perspective.

..::  Energy and Resource Saving Initatives  ::..
Recently we have implemented 2 resource saving systems saving both electricity and water. We have installed a Grid Connected Solar system and are harvesting rain water for use around HQ camp.
This water is augmented by water from Mt Teneriffe Dam in times of low rainfall.

The Solar system installed by Solar Charge is a 2.04kW system comprising 12 panels. Gallery
The Rain water harvesting system includes 130KL of storage, collects water from 686m2 of roof,
is UV treated and filtered for use around the camp.

For information on how Solar Systems work and why we need them, click Here.

These projects funded variously by ourselves, Rotary International, Bendigo Bank and the Federal Govt.

Rowallan HQ Camp

Rowallan is located off Mount Charlie Road at 6 Kent Road, Riddell's Creek, Victoria.

To locate us using Google’s Map service, click here: Where is Rowallan?

We are located at the Pin in the middle of the map. You can use the “Get Directions” area on the left, to enter your address; Google Maps will then give you a route to the Campsite.

Rowallan Recreation & Adventure Camp comprises 74 hectares (183 acres) of natural bushland.

Rowallan is located adjacent to the Mt. Charlie State Forest at the North East end of the Macedon Ranges, approximately 1 hour North West of Melbourne or 30 minutes from Tullamarine Airport.

The property is home to an abundance of native flora and fauna.

Indoor accommodation (HQ Camp) & Outdoor camping (Forest Camp) for a wide variety of interest groups is available. The camp is ideal for School camps, Scouting, Guiding, church, music & drama groups. Rowallan is also an ideal location for seminars and conferences. We have many birthday parties, re-unions and even weddings.

Please take a look at our gallery Gallery, there are photos of the campsite there, or call the Ranger to come and visit.

Rowallan is fully accredited with Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) ATAP.  We have been accredited, initially with Camping Association Victoria (CAV) / Australian Camps Association (ACA) AusCamps, since 2000.

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