The Lions Club of Forrest & District was formed in 1983 and is an integral contributor to the community of Forrest & surrounding district including Barwon Downs, Gerangamete, Yeodene and Barramunga. The Club supports all sectors of the community – children, youth, families, the ill, the elderly, sports clubs, community groups and public halls. Wherever there is a need the Lions are there.

Lions Clubs International, now 100 years old, is the largest service organization in the world with over 1.4 million members in over 200 countries, in more than 46,000 Clubs just like ours.

Our signature and major activity is the Forrest SoupFest, held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. SoupFest attracts a significant number of locals and visitors from as far afield as Melbourne who enjoy the delicious soups, live music and festive atmosphere.

We are the Lions

We meet the needs of our local communities and the world.
Our 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
Join us in making our communities and the world better places to live.

Becoming a Lion

Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.