Why Choose The NRC

About the NRC

We are situated at 34 Tully Street Carrington (near Throsby Creek) Over Cowper St Bridge - first turn left then left again around the oval to the water. We moved into our brand new boat shed in August 2009 after two and half years without a 'permanent home' - a new beginning for the club.

Membership - If you have rowed at school or elsewhere and wish to row again - please contact the rowing club either by the 'contact'  page and arrange a meeting or call into the club between 7.30 and 8am any Saturday morning. The process to become a member is to complete the membership application form, have the committee assess your rowing ability and undergo the safety test (check 'Safety Rules' page).

Click here to download the membership form

Some Useful Links for our supporters and fellow clubs in the CDRA.

NSW Sport and Recreation - http://www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/

Newcastle City Council - Newcastle Tourism 'Visit Newcastle' - http://www.visitnewcastle.com.au/visitnewcastle.asp

Hunter Development Corporation - www.hunterdevelopmentcorporation.com.au

NSW Rowing Association - Rowing NSW


Rowing Heritage Cultural Structures

A Long History

The Newcastle Rowing Club has a long history spanning over four eras, starting in 1870.

The full story of Newcastle Rowing Club (and that of competitive rowing in Newcastle generally) is covered in detail in a club history 'Just Add Water, The Times and Tides of Newcastle Rowing Club' by Colin Charters, released in December 2009.

Click HERE to see the cover of the book.  Colin's book sold out on the first day - a second run is now available - ask via the contact page.



CDRA Rowing Clubs
Brisbane Water Rowing Club - Gosford
Lake Macquarie Rowing Club - Lake Macquarie
Endeavour Rowing Club - Berry Park
Newcastle University Rowing Club - Berry Park
Port Macquarie Rowing Club - Port Maquarie
Hastings Regional Rowing Club - Wauchope
Hunter Valley Grammar School - Berry Park
Manning River Rowing Club - Taree
Grafton Rowing Club - Grafton


This project has been made possible by the generous support of Orica through their Community Investment Program. 

Sculpting by Thomas Ireland
Painting by Natalie Sherring  
Material donated by Koppers
Plaque donated by Total Engraving