Join as an experienced rower


Richmond Rowing Club members have access to coaching, club boats, oars, a fully equipped gym, club social events and the opportunity to compete at a number of Melbourne, regional and state regattas. The club runs programs for novices, beginners, men, women and masters. Member fees (1/6/2023 – 31/5/2024) are:

  • $675 per annum (includes RV membership and insurance levy)
  • $500 Under 23 years (includes RV membership and insurance levy)
  • $90 Associate (family & friends, non rowing)
  • $470 Senior (after 10 years’ of RRC membership and not competing, includes RV membership and insurance levy)
  • Coxswains, no charge

Note: Additional costs are associated with competitions and training camps. We require all our members to become members of Rowing Victoria (the not for profit, peak state body responsible for the management and development of the sport of rowing throughout Victoria). Associated fees are included within the Richmond Rowing Club membership fees.

IMPORTANT: A signed waiver is required from anyone before undertaking rowing activities.

Further information

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Joining A Crew

Richmond Rowing Club has training squads from beginners through to competitive grade rowers. The club supports Masters rowing and many of our members compete in both the Club grade and Masters season.

Richmond works with each of its members to find a squad or crew that is appropriate to their desired training commitment, skill level and preference for scull/sweep. Squad or crew selection is done by squad coaches and overseen by the Head of Rowing.

Training ranges from 2 to 5 sessions per week based on squad or crew training plans. Crew members may be required to commit to additional training sessions leading up to regattas where they wish to compete.

The club’s essential selection criteria to compete in regattas are:

  • eligibility
  • commitment
  • availability
  • technical rowing ability
  • coachability

The crew is also subject to:

  • Availability of boats/oars/coxes/coach(es) for training and the event
  • The race schedule for the regatta