The Club

The Swan River Rowing Club is based in Perth Western Australia. The club has a long history having started in 1885 and is the second oldest club in Western Australia.
Our clubhouse is located next to the Canning Bridge in Applecross, just south of the Perth CBD. There are currently over 200 active and social members of the club.

The objectives of the club are to promote and encourage the sport of rowing and to provide all members with the best possible club experience irrespective of age, gender and competence. The Swan River Rowing Club is dedicated to providing the best rowing facilities and equipment in W.A. We actively encourage the sport of rowing through a number of school recruitment programs.

Over the years we have produced many international level athletes and coaches including seven who represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Boat Shed

The clubhouse is a relatively modern building (20 years old) with 3 boat bays, showers and change rooms downstairs and club social and meeting facilities upstairs. The building is shared with Penrhos Girls College (SRRC 2/3, Penrhos1/3). Upstairs there is a large hall, deck overlooking the river, kitchen and bar facilities, toilets, a committee/social room and several storage rooms.

Boat Fleet

The SRRC fleet is housed in the two SRRC boat bays. Currently it consists of 5 eights, 11 fours, 12 pairs, 15 sculls, 5 coaching dinghies, and around 100 oars. All craft are from top manufacturers (generally Empacher, Fillipi or Sykes) and kept in excellent condition. At Swans we believe good equipment matches our desire to strive for the best – and it makes for good investments. We also house about 30 private boats, mostly single sculls.

Function Room

The upstairs facilities are for club social events and available for hire for functions and corporate events. For further details, please see our Hall Hire page.


Formerly established in a nearby Melville Council building until it’s demolition early in 2015, this facility contains 8 new ergometers, spin bikes and a variety of weights and other gym equipment that was previously used by the West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS). The gym is currently located in one of the boat bays of the Rowing WA building whilst our new gym is being built.


The Swan River Rowing Club

The Swan River Rowing Club (SRRC) is located next to the Canning Bridge in Applecross, just south of the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

The club has a lovely hall for hire with river views that can be used for weddings, special occasions and corporate functions. Looking for a team building function to enable confidence, trust and communication in your workplace? Try the Swans' Corporate Rowing Program.

Contact Us

Swan River Rowing Club
2 The Esplanade
Mount Pleasant, WA
Club House Phone: (08) 9316-8812
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