Welcome to the Head of the Yarra - Australia's Rowing Classic.

The date of the 2019 Head of the Yarra has been confirmed by Rowing Victoria as Saturday November 30th 2019.

The 61st Head of the Yarra. 8km, Melbourne CBD to Hawthorn Bridge.

Race start 9am.

Entry open 1st July .

Australian Crew entry: <CLICK HERE ROWING MANAGER>

International entries may be made via email.

Please download and complete < THE INTERNATIONAL CREW ENTRTY FORM >

Seat fee $60 per seat.

Entries close October 20, 6 weeks prior race day, or earlier if the cap has been reached. Clubs will be invoiced when entries close.

2019 Entry Cap - 270 Crews.

Keep an eye on this page or the event's Facebook page for more information.


Competitors are encouraged to park boat trailers in the CITY at the Start of the regatta.

Parking at the Finish has become too congested and boat trailer parking in Creswick Street will only be permitted on the West or River side.

Creswick Street will not be available for unloading boats from the roadway. The roadway and East side of Creswick Street will be a NO STOPPING zone.

General Enquiries

For all enquiries contact the regatta team by email at hoy-enq@hawthornrowingclub.com or our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Volunteers Needed

Running Australia's biggest single rowing event requires a large team of volunteers.

If you want to volunteer please email at hoy-enq@hawthornrowingclub.com to register your interest.


We are proud to announce that this year’s event will include an Para Eight event. Athletes wishing to complete in this year’s Para Eight event must hold a Rowing Australia Provisional or National Class-action classification. If you are unsure of your classification status or require classification, please contact Gordon Marcks at Rowing Australia at gmarcks@rowingaustralia.com.au or 0407 787 270.


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