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The rowing clubs at Albert Park Lake operate weekly races and annual regattas.

The Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing Club operate from the Plant-Williamson Rowing Pavilion.

The Y Rowing Club operate from McAdam House (Powerhouse) and can be contacted on 9529 8596.They conduct Come and Try / Learn to Row sessions for all ages on Sunday mornings. Competition crew training and school or corporate programs are also available.


Fish include Rainbow Trout and Golden Perch. A Recreational Fishing Licence is required and Victorian Recreational Fishing Guidelines must be followed. Parks Victoria encourages the 'catch and release' method of fishing but European Carp (a noxious fish) must be removed from the lake once caught. Fish caught in Albert Park Lake are not considered suitable for consumption.

Model Yachts

Albert Park Model Yacht Club race every Sunday afternoon adjacent to McAdam House (Powerhouse). Enjoy the thrills of big yacht racing without getting wet.

Sailing Clubs

The sailing clubs that operate on Albert Park Lake conduct regular races on the lake every Saturday and are all located in Aquatic Drive. The clubs welcomes new members and provides regular training programs.

The Albert Park Sailing Club.

The Albert Park Yacht Club
APYC is also the venue for Sailability Australia, an organisation which promotes and conducts sailing days for people with a disability.

The First Victorian Sea Scouts operate on a weekly basis

Sailing School and Boat Hire

Boating is a popular safe activity on the lake. The Boatshed provides boat and aquabike hire for casual sailors, rowers and canoeists. Sailing lessons, holiday programs and cruises are also available, please enquire within or call 9686 2571.

Accessibility information

Sailability Program

The Sailability program operates from the Albert Park Yacht Club off Aquatic Drive. This program is an introduction to sailing for people of all abilities. People with a disability may park in the sail rigging area next to the Yacht Club with prior arrangement from Sailability.

The aim of Sailability is to introduce all ages and abilities to the joys of sailing in a straightforward, fun and inexpensive way.

Sailability clubs operate in many parks and other locations across Victoria. For more information about Sailability visit