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) is permitted. Members must read the full details.
Our public events & programs (Learn-to-Row, Return-to-Row) are operating, you can register here.
Check-In via QR code is mandatory for all attendees to the club's facilities & events.
All members are encouraged to follow the restrictions, to download the COVIDSafe app, and get vaccinated.
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.