About Us

Who is Community Rowing Club?

Community Rowing Club Sydney is the newest community rowing club in the Sydney Metropolitan area. We are currently based in the John Lincoln Boatshed in Tambourine Bay (near Lane Cove), together with the Macquarie University Rowing Club. Community Rowing Club Sydney was an initiative of the founders of the Balmain Para-Rowing Program Inc – a support organisation that was founded to assist rowers with disabilities to get into the sport of rowing.  We are now working to create a brand new, fully accessible, 100% inclusive community-based club that lowers the traditional barriers for entry into our wonderful sport, and integrates all aspects of the community as part of a new mult-use, multi-sport, inclusive community.

Balmain Para-Rowing Program

Balmain Para- Rowing Program Inc supported rowers with disabilities for over a decade and was the foremost program of its kind in Australia. It is now a part of Community Rowing Club, having transformed from a support program into a rowing club in its own right, and is currently operating from a boatshed at Tambourine Bay on the Lane Cove River in co-operation with Macquarie University.

Forming a New Community

During 2019/2020 the Inner West Council completed and approved a 10 year Plan of Management and Master Plan for Leichhardt Park. Identified in that plan is a site for the establishment of the Community Rowing Club community boatshed facility – our “forever home”.

Why Leichhardt Park?

Our new home will be in Leichhardt Park on the shores of Iron Cove

The new community facility will enable open access to the water, improve the amenity for residents and users of Leichhardt Park and Iron Cove, and provide new opportunities for people including people with disabilities to access this unique waterway.

Leichhardt Park provides a unique gateway to Iron Cove for passive water-users, most significantly for rowers with the waters a designated rowing precinct, and the only 2000m rowing course on Sydney Harbour. The proposed boatshed includes public access to the water, including for visiting rowing clubs, schools, members of the rowing community and other passive water recreation users. The location will help to ease the congestion at other rowing clubs and boating areas during events on the Iron Cove, and will open up access to more people to Iron Cove, a designated rowing precinct.

Rowing is an extremely liberating sport for people of all walks of life, including people with disabilities.

The tasks now before the Program is to raise the funds to build the facility.

We have received letters of support for our Community Rowing Club Project from:


John Lincoln Boatshed
Tambourine Bay Rd
Riverview NSW 2066



Phone No

+61 438 405 356

Business Hours

Weekdays – 6AM to 8AM
Saturdays – 7AM – 10AM
Sundays – OFF

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