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Our Projects 

Feed the homeless

On the first and third Sunday of every month the Nightcliff Feeding the homeless van takes the streets to feed those in need. 


This project has been running for over 3 years and feeds a nutritious meal to those most vulnerable. A driver and passenger deliver individual meals to anyone who needs a warm meal and a smile. 

Cooks who prepare 10-20 vegetarian meals in recyclable take-away boxes. Our cooks are either members or Friends of Nightcliff Lions. 

To be a part of this team please email 

BBQ's and Fundraising

Nightcliff Lions do the best snags in Darwin.
We use butchers quality sausages and five seed bread.


This is a basic Lions service. We have our own trailer BBQ and Gazebo

Lions Hearing Dogs
L-R Kerry Alderton, Howie (hearing dog),

Nightcliff Lions sponsors local communtiy members to get a Lions Hearing Dog.


Lions hearing dogs gives a new quality of life to those hearing impaired. When community members receive a Lions Hearing Dog, Nightcliff Lions helps with the acclimatization and training of the dog, just like Kerry of Palmerston and his dog Howie. 

Lions Hearing Dogs costs $30,000 to train. This covers the initial purchase of the dog from the shelter, food, veterinary tests and treatments, staff for training and kennel management and more.

Childrens Film Festival

The Children's film festival is an annual free event for local families with children who are in need of some respite and fun. Tickets are free for children with disabilities, severe or chronic illnesses, low-socio-economic backgrounds and their family or carers.

Nightcliff Lions also supplies a couple goodies to enhance the experience, previously this has been popcorn and ice-creams. 

Contact us if you would like more information or to be involved. 

Beer Can Regatta

The Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta is an annual event not to be missed!

This  iconic annual family fun event of Darwin  was established in 1974 and  is an event for all to use your imagination to design a vessel from  cans as well as  plastic bottle or milk carton as long as it floats.

There is plenty of activities for the kids and a fun day out.

The day includes sandcastle competitions, running races, thong throwing competitions & team events.

Head to for more infomration. 

Lions Christmas Cakes

Have you tried the classic Lions Christmas cakes? 

The taste will take you back to good old traditional cooking and family Christmases. 

Raise funds selling Christmas cakes. 

Or buy your from one of our outlets. 

Project 21 Tennis Fun
Tennis Racket and Ball

A great project in partnership with Project 21, a bit of exercise, a lot of laughs and an afternoon out. 

We have fun practising the skills of tennis.


Some of the skills taught include: 
Tap-ups, tap-downs, bounce and hit and catch.
Serving from the baseline.
Learning the rules of tennis.
Our favourite group game is tennis cricket.

School Grants

​We support local schools with grants available. Previous schools we have supported include: 

  • Palmerston Rural Group School

  • Driver Primary

  • Alawa Primary

  • Pine Creek School

  • Good Shepherd Luthern School

  • Bakewell Primary School

  • St Marys Catholic School

  • Girraween Primary

Recycle for Sight

Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program, headquartered in Queensland and operating throughout Australia and overseas.

We receive requests from humanitarian organisations either travelling to a developing country or supplying shipping container loads of suitable humanitarian aid from Australia to groups in the these countries.

Current Collection Points


So far we have collected over 4,000 spectacles from the generous in Darwin. Thank you.

Project 21 Support

We support the work of Project 21. 

With an ongoing partnership, in 2021 we supported their social event for all friends of Project 21, which was a huge success. 

feed the homeless
BBQ and fundraisers
Lions hearing dogs
Childres Film Festival
Beer Can regatta
Christma Cakes
Tennis fun
School grants
Recycle fo sight
Cash for containers
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