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Member Associations

Rowing Australia has seven Member Associations which are responsible for promoting and developing the sport in their region and for contributing to the achievement of the Whole of Sport plan.

The Member Associations of Rowing Australia are:

  • ACT
  • NSW
  • QLD
  • SA
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Rowing Australian Capital Territory

The RACT/ACTAS Performance Pathway’s Program (PPP)” is designed specifically to progress athletes along their high-performance rowing journey. The program has supported athletes of all levels from TID and School aged athletes to World Champions and Olympic Medallists in both Able Bodied and Para Rowing.

The program provides elite technical and biomechanical coaching from the High- Performance Head Coach, Dave Fraumano. Dave holds a Masters Degree in Sports Coaching and has run national champion and world renowned School and club programs. Dave has also completed coaching duties with the National Training Centre and Australian Rowing Team.

Additionally, the ACT Academy of Sport provides servicing to TID, Training Agreement and Scholarship athletes in the form of testing and training programs, and Nutrition, Sports Science, Sports Psychology and Strength and Conditioning advice at our world class gym situated at the Australian Institute of Sport.

TID activities are conducted by the RACT/ACTAS Performance Pathways Program, with athletes being identified from both the ACT general public, rural communities and ACT rowing community. Interested young boys and girls are welcome to contact the Rowing ACT/ACTAS personnel for advice on testing and trialling."

Head Coach: David Fraumano

Mobile: 0412 652 986

Rowing New South Wales

The New South Wales Rowing Association (NSWRA) was formed in 1878.  On July 1st, 2011 the Association adopted a new constitution and became Rowing New South Wales Incorporated (RNSW)

The initial impetus for the formation of the Association was a challenge from our neighbouring state of Victoria (or colony as it was in those days) for a race to be conducted in 1879. Things haven’t changed much since – just more states to challenge for racing supremacy in Australia.

Since 1878 the number of rowing clubs in NSW has grown from three clubs at the time the Association was established to more than 35 clubs today, not counting a host of schools with rowing programs

Rowing New South Wales governs the sport of rowing in NSW. It decides on the rules for racing in NSW, determines boat classes for racing events, sets an annual calendar of regattas, and promotes rowing in this state

Through the club and school system the sport caters for male and female rowers from elite to novice level including athletes with a disability.

  • Address: 19a/37 Nicholson St, Balmain East, NSW 2041

  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1116, ROZELLE, NSW 2039

  • Phone Number: +61 29555 6111

  • Website:

  • President: Stephen Donnelley

  • CEO: Melissa Ashton-Garard

  • Media Contact/enquiries: Elliot Shackcloth-Bertinetti, Sam Boland

Rowing Queensland

Rowing Queensland has a proud history dating back to the 1800’s and is the peak body for the administration of rowing activities in Queensland.  It conducts, encourages, promotes, advances, controls and administers rowing activities throughout the State via a number of distinct functions. Queensland has over 40 established rowing clubs from Cairns to the Gold Coast  not including a number of schools with rowing programs. Rowing Queensland welcomes and caters for both male and female rowers from an elite to novice level including athletes with a disability. Rowing Queensland creates opportunities for all who desire to row, and makes a conscious effort to enable all participants to receive the coaching and guidance they deserve.

  • Address: 150 Jane Street, West End, Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Phone number: +61 7 3842 1200
  • Website:
  • Chair: Samara Quinlan
  • CEO: Matt Bialkowski

Rowing South Australia

Rowing South Australia (Rowing SA) is the governing body for rowing in South Australia, supporting a diverse community of over 1,800 members across all ages and skill levels. Based at the West Lakes Shore, it manages programs statewide, including recreational and competitive rowing, club and coach development, and a regatta season. In partnership with the South Australian Sports Institute, Rowing SA prepares local athletes for national and international competitions through State Development Pathway programs. It operates from a nationally accredited regatta course at West Lakes, working closely with National Training Centres in Canberra and Penrith for elite athlete development. Rowing SA's vibrant community is bolstered by a large group of volunteers and officials, ensuring the success of rowing events and regattas.

  • Address: 100 Military Road, West Lakes, Shore, SA 5020
  • Phone number: +61 8 242 3288
  • Website:
  • Chairman: Greg Keene
  • CEO: Andrew Swift
  • Media contact/enquiries: Andrew Swift

Rowing Tasmania

Rowing Tasmania has a membership exceeding 1200 that covers pennant, school and masters rowers and our officials and volunteers. The main focus of Rowing Tasmania is the development of rowers through the clubs and schools from across the state Our main regatta venue is Lake Barrington where most of the club and school regattas are run. It is situated near the town of Sheffield.  Other regattas are run in the south on the Derwent and Huon Rivers and on the Tamar River in the north.

  • Address: PO Box 66, Launceston,Tasmania 7250
  • Phone number: +61 418 769 464
  • Website:
  • President: Mick Casey
  • Chief Executive Officer: Rob Prescott
  • Phone Number:  +61 482 769 464
  • Media contact/ enquiries:

Rowing Victoria

Rowing Victoria is a not-for-profit, state sporting organisation responsible for the management and development of the sport of rowing throughout Victoria. This includes development programs for athletes and coaches, as well as the training and accreditation of officials, and recruitment of volunteers to assist with running regattas. Rowing Victoria has 97 affiliated rowing clubs and schools administering rowing activities on various waterways throughout the state. They have more than 7600 members, including Junior, School, Senior, Masters, & Recreational rowers. In addition to facilitating an annual regatta programme for club and school-hosted regattas, Rowing Victoria is directly responsible for a number of events including the Head of the Schoolboys’,  State Championships, and State Masters Championships.

  • Address: Level 1, 31-33 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, 3206
  • Phone number: +61 3 9645 0623
  • Website:
  • President: Deborah Spring
  • CEO: Adam Harrison (acting)
  • Media Contact/Enquiries: Adam Harrison

Rowing Association of Western Australia

The Rowing Association of Western Australia Inc (“Rowing WA”) is responsible for the development, promotion and governance of the sport of rowing throughout Western Australia. RWA is a not for profit organisation which is governed by the Board of Rowing WA. Rowing WA’s mission is to ensure the existence of quality participation opportunities, servicing of members and delivery of quality pathways within the sport of Rowing. This is achieved through our strategic objectives:

Support participation pathways
Support high-performance pathways
Develop places and spaces for rowing
Develop organisational capabilities in rowing
Develop the people involved with rowin

Over 1200 athletes compete in approximately 17 regatta events annually, with an additional 1200 school students taking part in another 14 affiliated school events each year.

  • Address: 4 The Esplanade, Mt Pleasant, WA, 6153

  • Phone number: +61 8 9364 3905

  • Website:

  • President: Ben Rosser

  • CEO: Daniel Tackenberg

  • Media contact/enquiries: Daniel Tackenberg