Lake Wendouree prepares for the Australian Masters Rowing Championships

Lake Wendouree

The 2022 Australian Masters Rowing Championships will grace the waters of Lake Wendouree from Wednesday 18 May for the first time since 2012. 

Australia’s best rowing competitors aged 27-plus will travel from all over Australia for the four-day event, which the City of Ballarat is proud to be able to host.  

The historic Lake Wendouree was the venue of the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games Rowing Regatta and the World Rowing Masters Regatta in 2014 so is no stranger to hosting major rowing events. 

To ensure the safety of the rowing competitors and support teams, and the integrity of the event, people and vessels not registered to take part in the championships will be prohibited from entering and remaining on or in Lake Wendouree for the duration of the championships.  

The exclusion zone will be in effect from 6am Wednesday 18th May 2022 to 6pm Sunday 22 May 2022. 

Additionally, one parking lane of the lake side of Wendouree Parade, from the Olympic Rings to St Patricks Point, will be closed in the lead up to and for the duration of the event. 

City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney, said he was proud to welcome the masters rowing to the city. 

“Lake Wendouree has a very strong and proud history when it comes to elite rowing events and to host the 2022 Australian Masters Rowing Championships is another major event for our lake,” he said. 

“It’s such an exciting time for sport in Ballarat and we are quickly becoming a hub for all kinds of State, National and International high-level sporting events. 

“The masters rowing is also a wonderful way to showcase our world class rowing facilities as we continue to advocate and plan for the Commonwealth Games in 2026.” 

Visit the Rowing Australia Website for more information about the 2022 Australian Masters Rowing Championships.