Rowing ACT welcomes all visitors to our wonderful training playground that is Lake Burley Griffin. Canberra is home to the Rowing Australia Men’s National Training Centre, along with a number of our local clubs and schools and can be a wonderful place to spend some quality time on the water.

Rowing ACT encourages all visitors to familiarise themselves with the following information before heading out on the water. Once you have read through the following information, complete our Visitors Safety Quiz to make sure you are on top of the key pointers.

For more information, head to our safety page.

Rowing ACT Key Contacts

NameContact DetailsContact Mobile
Sarah Davoren – Rowing ACT Executive 376 666
Rowing ACT
Water Police – AFP (for any major incidents on Lake Burley Griffin)000
6245 7393 (during office hours)

Traffic Flows

The traffic flow on Lake Burley Griffin has some unique aspects to it. The key principle for crews is to stick to your bow side when rowing. There are a number of intersections to keep an eye out for when training.

Central and East Basins:

There are two big bridges on Lake Burley Griffin, being Kings Avenue Bridge and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge. There are specific arches crews can travel through in each direction, with certain arches being a no travel zone.

There is a number of points where boats will cross, meaning crews should keep an eye out for oncoming traffic

The traffic flow map for Lake Burley Griffin can be found here.

The traffic flow on the regatta course is specific to Canberra. Crews need to cross the finish line when heading to the course and travel to start line up lane 1. Coaching boats should continue at idle up the middle of the course.