A Proud History

Formed in 1870, Ballarat City Rowing Club is one of Australia's oldest rowing clubs. With success at the local, state, national and international level we have a proud competitive history . 

On the Eastern shore of Lake Wendouree the Club has been a focus of rowing in Ballarat for over 140 years, including hosting rowing teams during the 1956 Olympic Rowing Regatta.

Our proud history >


Five-time olympian, triple olympic medallist, world champion and six-time australian national champion anthony edwards

Five-time olympian, triple olympic medallist, world champion and six-time australian national champion anthony edwards

Ballarat City Today

State champions women's c grade eight 2018

State champions women's c grade eight 2018

Our rowers have competed throughout Victoria and interstate and at regattas in New Zealand and the UK.

Ballarat City caters for school, club and masters rowers all striving to achieve their rowing goals. Our members have won medals at State Championships, State Masters Championships and National Masters Championships.

We train throughout the week both on and off the water with land training including Concept II rowing machines and strength training in the club gym.

Rowing at Ballarat City today ›

The 2018/19 Committee 

President - Jamie McDonald
Vice President - Danielle Foley
Secretary - Sue Peacock
Treasurer - Kathryn Mills
Club Captain - Meg Merrylees
Vice Captain - Matt Holloway
Boat Captain - Annette Weir
General committee members - Sian Blohm, Sharon Waters

Ballarat city rower Rachael taylor after winning a silver medal at the SYDNEY olympic games

Ballarat city rower Rachael taylor after winning a silver medal at the SYDNEY olympic games