Our organisation, Rotary Club of Toowoomba South & Edge Club, has always believed that we need to give back to the world.  While Milne Bay Military Challenge goal is about providing an opportunity for trail runners and walkers to have an amazing experience, our club also wants to give to our local community and those in need around the world.

By participating in the Milne Bay Military Challenge you will be supporting the following charities.


“ The groundwork for a lasting shift in the way business and communities work together has been laid by social enterprises like Vanguard.”


Build a sustainable social enterprise business with a positive employment environment where successful, sustainable and open employment can be achieved.

Together we will offer disadvantaged people a supported pathway from unemployment to. A sustainable livelihood.


Australian Rotary Clubs are part of an international network of business, professional and community leaders who strive to make the world a better place through practical efforts. Through Rotary International, the reward of doing good for others, unites men and women from different backgrounds, cultures, religious and political beliefs the world over, allowing ordinary people to do extraordinary things.


The Milne Bay Military Museum is housed in a 1917 building known as “The Drill Hall”.

This building was first constructed in the Newtown Park in 1917 as a recruiting depot for the 11th Light Horse.    At the end of World War One in 1918, it became the headquarters and training depot for the 26th Battalion, the Darling Downs regiment.  The building was re-located in 1926 to the corner of Margaret and Kitchener Street.

During the following years the 25th Battalion as well as elements of other units occupied the Drill Hall from time to time.  It was a recruiting depot for service personnel enlisted in the armed forces during World War II and was the home base for many Darling Downs soldiers during the National Service era of the 1950’s and late 1060’s.  The Museum is entirely self-funded, solely managed and manned by volunteers.