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 Olympics.

 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

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 ›

Winter Rowing 2018

Youth Sculling & Rowing Academy

Commencing Saturday 21st April, the Academy is an intensive introduction to sculling for school rowers who have prior experience of sweep rowing or limited experience in a sculling boat.

To find out more and register, visit our Sculling & Rowing Academy web page


Adult Learn2Row Program

Commencing on Sunday 15th April, our Adult Learn2Row Program is a six-week introduction to rowing for adults and teenagers.

Visit our Learn2Row web page. Registration for the April program is now complete.