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COVID-19 Update : Training facility CLOSED, Planning to re-open 2nd november 2020. Full Details here.


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.

Upcoming events

our programs

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


Our training facility is closed from Wednesday 8th July 2020 until 2nd November 2020, to comply with the reintroduction of restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne.

All training (on & off-water) is suspended. Members are advised to login to the members area for full details.

All other public programs (Learn-To-Row, Return-To-Row) & public events remain suspended until further notice. 

All members are encouraged to download the COVIDSafe app.

Further updates will be provided when it is safe and appropriate to resume normal operations.

Stay Home, Stay Safe.

our Partners & supporters


Our patron

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. 


We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders, past and present.

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Sheds & Club House:
34 Lakeside Drive,
Albert Park, VIC 3206

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