The Melbourne Argonauts is Australia’s first LGBTIQ+ rowing club and one of only a handful of independent LGBTIQ+ rowing clubs in the world.
We aim to create a friendly inclusive environment for those who want to row socially or competitively. We are a club where people meet, connect and grow in a nurturing and positive environment. We value diversity, fun, openness, inclusiveness and an active lifestyle.
We run two programs, Learn To Row and Return To Row, through out the year as a way to introduce you to rowing as a sport and to our club.
Learn more about our programs here.
Training (on & off-water) has resumed, with a COVIDSafe Plan implemented.
Our public programs (Learn-To-Row, Return-To-Row) & public events are permitted to operate now. Details and to register can be found here.
All members are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe app.
Stay Safe. Stay Rowing.
our Partners & supporters
We are honoured that our patron is The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, former High Court judge and well-known human rights activist, LGBTIQ advocate and continued work with HIV/AIDS and the global right to health.
To show our pride for our patron in 2018 we named the new addition to our fleet, a Hudson Eight, after him.