R.I. Convention 2023, Melbourne, Australia

May 21st to June 02nd, 2023.

Join the group in Los Angeles, USA, on or before May 20th, 2023, or in Sydney Australia, on or before May 23rd, 2023.

Soca Islands is very excited to be part of a group of Rotarians and friends going to Melbourne for the 2023 Rotary International Convention. Known as one of the world’s most livable cities, you will enjoy what we take for granted, a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city.

Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southernmost city of mainland Australia Melbourne is rich in aesthetics, with its beauty enhanced by the meandering Yarra River, immaculate parks and gardens, public art, classical buildings and innovative design.

However, our journey does not start in Melbourne. It starts in Los Angeles, where everyone will get a chance to meet their fellow travellers. We then fly out to Sydney for four entire days of fellowship and tour activities.


  • Tour brochure – English, French
  • FAQs – English
  • Q&A Session Google Meet link – Monday, September 26th, 2023, 8 p.m. AST
  • Meeting points
    • Los Angeles, USA – you must arrive on or before May 20th, 2023
    • Sydney, Australia – you must arrive on or before May 23rd, 2023
  • Hotels
    • Los Angeles – Loews Hollywood Hotel or similar property
    • Sydney – Marriott Sydney Harbour Hotel or similar property
    • Melbourne – AC Southbank Melbourne (0.2 miles from the convention center)
  • Airline – Qantas Airlines (a member of the One World Alliance)
    • Economy seating is included in the cost of the package where applicable.
    • Add USD $7,399 to your selected package price for the Business Class upgrade. Available only for the Covered Stand and Uncovered Stand options. Leaving from Los Angeles to Sydney, then leaving from Melbourne to Los Angeles.
  • Add-ons
    • Travel Insurance, starting from $249 USD. Click here for more information. Click here for application form.
    • Visa application assistance for Australia – USD$150 which includes the Visa application fee.
    • Tour of New Zealand, June 02 to June 09, 2023 (cost TBD)
    • Visa application assistance for New Zealand (cost TBD)
  • Compare packagesEnglish
    • Covered stand, single occupancy – $7,650.00 USD /person
    • Covered stand, double occupancy (1 or 2 beds) – $6,750 USD /person
    • Uncovered stand – $5,575 USD /person
    • Sydney end, single occupancy – $4,799 USD /person
    • Sydney end, double occupancy (1 or 2 beds) – $3,999 USD /person
    • Sydney end, no accommodation – $2,999 USD /person

The “Hotel” column in the table below refers to accommodations in Melbourne from May 27 to June 02, 2023, during the RI Convention. All other accommodations for the scheduled stops in L.A. and Sydney are included in the packages. The packages without “Hotel” are for persons who have already booked their own accommodations for the RI Convention in Melbourne.

PackageFlights*HotelMeet in
Covered StandYYL.A.
Uncovered StandYNL.A.
Sydney EndNYSydney
Sydney End – No AccommodationNNSydney

Please keep visiting this site because we will be regularly posting new exciting activities and information. We look forward to our journey together.