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Training Information

It's easy to learn how to paddle, so come along to one of our training sessions to have a try. First 3 sessions are free!

Monday afternoon 5:45-7:00pm (daylight saving months only)

Thursday morning 5:45-7:00am

Saturday morning 9:30-11:00am (except regatta days, which are listed on our Club Calendar)

See the Contact Us page for a map to our location at Grevillea Park and to let us know if you're coming to your first session.

Note: Times are set to allow warm ups and cool downs on land. Training sessions will always be on. If conditions are unsafe for going on the water, land based training may be held instead - so bring your sports shoes in the car for every session.

What to wear and bring (expect to get a bit wet)

  • Quick drying clothes
  • Covered shoes you don't mind getting wet (no thongs) + bring some sports shoes in case they're needed
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel for afterwards

You can bring a temporary membership form along so you are covered for insurance, or complete one at your first training session. All equipment is provided.

If you would like more information about training please contact us.

Fees and Forms

join or renew online today

Below are the different membership types we have to offer:

Your membership lasts for 12 months from the date you join.


  • Temporary Membership Form (PDF 0.1MB)
  • Online membership system - for new and renewing members.
    NOTE: Payment of DBACT fees is done through this system as part of the registration process. The Diamond Phoenix fee is paid separately to the club.

How your membership fees are used

Dragon Boat ACT fees cover the use of boats, paddles and other equipment (including maintenance and upkeep), entry fees for local regattas, and insurance coverage while you are training or racing. The building levy goes toward the cost of moving into purpose-built premises in the future.

The Diamond Phoenix fee is used by the club to cover the costs of training aids, equipment, uniforms, entry fees for 'away' regattas and subsidised travel and/or accommodation costs where possible.

The club actively seeks grants and other appropriate sources of funding, and regularly participates in a number of fundraising activities. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the club or have access to information about such opportunities, please contact the club.

Uniform and Equipment

We have a uniform for members to purchase:

  • Racing singlet $20


  • Cap $15 - light quick-dry triathlon cap
  • Hoodie $45 - warm yellow hoodie with a zip (for keeping warm off the water, not for paddling)
  • Waterproof jacket $50 - black jacket suitable for paddling and rainy/windy weather.

Health and Safety

We care about the health and safety of our members/prospective members.
If you are pregnant, have been previously inactive, or suffer from any medical conditions it is recommended that you seek medical advice before commencing vigorous physical activity. You should be aware that dragon boating is a water-based sport and there is a risk of serious injury or death from participating in the sport of dragon boating. If you are willing to accept this then you participate completely at your own risk, and you agree to hold harmless the association and its registered members from liability. You agree to abide by the rules and regulations set by Dragon Boat ACT (trading as Canberra Dragon Boats Association Inc). We suggest that members/prospective members familiarise themselves with the safety guidelines and rules and regulations of the association, available on the DBACT website.