About Us

The Yarra River Dragons Dragonboat Club was formed in 2011 and we are based in Docklands in the City of Melbourne, Australia. Today, we have 76 members aged between 16 to 65 years of age, from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions.

Singapore Team PhotoWe won gold at the 2017 Australian Dragonboat Championships and the Alexandrou Trophy for the Championship’s Overall Fastest Mixed Crew. Our ladies and mixed crew qualified for the 2018 CWC World Championships in Hungary. We competed in the 2017 DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore. We also have a number of members who are in the Australian Auroras team competing in France and China this year.

While we are competitive, we also like having fun. If you are looking for an instant group of friends, a great way to be fit and active and something that will open new doors for you, then come and try paddling with us!

You don’t need to be super fit, just willing to have a go – we’ll show you everything you need to know and provide you with a paddle and a life jacket. Remember you’re never alone as a new person. Abilities in our crew range from brand new, to international level. We have members that just enjoy club level paddling, and also those that have represented Victoria and even Australia!