Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing Club (APSMRC) is located at the northern end near MSAC and offers a range of Learn To Row (L2R) and Return To Row (R2R) options in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. More information about rowing at APSMRC can be found at http://www.apsmrc.com
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.
Albert Park Model Yacht Club race every Sunday afternoon adjacent to McAdam House (Powerhouse). Enjoy the thrills of big yacht racing without getting wet. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sailing Club. http://albertsc.org.au
The Albert Park Yacht Club www.apyc.org.au
The First Victorian Sea Scouts operate on a weekly basis www.seascouts.com.au
Sailing School and Boat Hire
Boating is a popular safe activity on the lake. The Boatshed provides introductory experiences and learn to sail programs for kids, teenagers and adults. Our weekend and holiday programs run continuously year-round. Private sailing experiences, group bookings and free opportunities to experience sailing are also available.
Visit www.theboatshed.net.au or call (03) 9088 7207 for more information.
The Boatshed is also affiliated with Sailability Victoria, offering inclusive sailing opportunities for all members of the community including groups and individuals of all ability levels.
The Sailability program operates from The Boatshed at 3 Aquatic Drive. This program is an introduction to sailing for people of all abilities. A number of disabled parking bays are available in Aquatic Drive. Additionally, drop offs are available in the gravel area adjacent to The Boatshed.
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 www.sailability.org/au/australia
Things to do in the area
Dog walking in Albert Park
Picnic areas in Albert Park
Community sport in Albert Park
How to get there
Water activities in Albert Park
Need to know
Water activities in Albert Park
Visiting a park can be more of a challenge for people with disabilities, however in Victoria there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state.
Swan, Coot, Cormorant and Grebe picnic grounds, Aquatic Drive, the Ampitheatre, the Community Playground, Ross Gregory Drive and the Powerhouse, were assessed for accessibility in February 2021, providing information about the accessibility of the picnic facilities, toilets, parking and paths in these areas, and photos.
To make it easier for people with limited mobility to see the all abilities access and experiences on offer at Albert Park, Parks Victoria has released this video - produced and narrated by accessibility advocate Ryan Smith, who uses a wheelchair.
Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.