Why rowing?

Rowing is about learning teamwork, unity, discipline, will power and concentration. Rowing also helps to hone focus, build fitness and row past personal boundaries!

How to join GRC?

Glebe is an all inclusive Club that welcomes members from all walks of life. If you have never rowed before, or consider you need a refresher in the basics of rowing, you can join our Learn To Row program. After completing a Learn to Row course, you will be able to apply to become a member of GRC, and be part of a crew or row in a single.

If you have already rowed, you can have a chat with our Club Captain who will organise for you to come down to the Club, meet other members and assess your rowing ability. New rowers are invited to have three rows at the Club, before they must complete an application form to apply for Club membership. A fee of $10 per row is payable for these first three rows ($5 for junior members under 18 years of age).

Your application for membership will be submitted for consideration at the next monthly committee meeting.

All new rowers must agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Club as outlined in the Membership Application Form.

Membership Applications

You can download a PDF version of the Membership Application Form here.

Application forms must include the nominations and the signatures of and by two existing Club Members.

All completed application forms are to be emailed to the Membership Coordinator, with applications received each month being nominated and assessed at the monthly Committee Meeting. Membership approval is dependent on each applicant’s trial period and demonstrated commitment to contribute to the Club. As a new Member, it is important that you take the initiative to introduce yourself to the Club Captain and any Club Members you may meet.

Joining and Membership Fees

The joining fee and annual membership fee are due at the time of joining and you will be invoiced for these amounts once your application has been accepted by the Committee. Your future annual membership fees are due on the 1st of July each year. It is the responsibility of each Club Member to ensure their fees are fully paid up at the beginning of each financial year. Members who have not paid their fees at the start of the financial year will not be covered by Club insurances and therefore will be unable to row until such time as they are financial. Non payment of fees is considered to be a breach of the Club’s rules of membership. However, if any Member is experiencing financial hardship, we ask that you speak to the Treasurer to make suitable arrangements.

Got a question?

All Membership enquiries should be directed to the Membership Coordinator. You can also directly complete the following form: