Welcome to the 2024 Australian Masters Rowing Championships

Wednesday 8th May – Saturday 11th May 2024, Lake Barrington


Dear Masters Community,

Following the hugely successful 2018 Australian Masters Rowing Championships at Lake Barrington, it is with great pleasure we once again welcome you, your family and friends to our beautiful State for the 2024 Australian Masters Rowing Championships. 

For those of you who attended six years ago, we are looking forward to renewing friendships and providing an even better event. First-timers, you are warmly welcomed, and we are sure you will be captured by the beauty of Tasmania’s premier rowing course. Surrounded by wooded hills right down to the lake and with some of the cleanest air on the planet, the course offers rowers a serene and peaceful place in which to compete – no noisy highways, built-up areas or houses to distract you from the task at hand - to compete to your best. 

There’s plenty on offer in nearby Sheffield and its surrounds: cafes, restaurants, vineyards, and craft shops.  World-renowned Cradle Mountain National Park with stunning Dove Lake at its feet is only an hour away and offers walking trails to suit everybody - or pick up local products to enjoy picnic and take in the scenery.

The weather her in early May is generally cool with daytime temperatures in the mid-high teens. The event program takes into account daily sunrise and sunset restrictions.

Rowing Tasmania and the organising committee of AMRC2024 welcome you to what we think is the best rowing venue in Australia. We will be working hard to make your Tassie experience a memorable one.

The Venue: Lake Barrington, Tasmania

Lake Barrington, located in Northern Tasmania, is the site of a world-standard rowing course and in 1990 hosted the World Rowing Championships. The venue has been the site for several Australian Rowing Championships since 1984 including the Masters Rowing Championships in 2011 and 2018 (the pandemic put an end to the scheduled 2020 event).

The lake is about 30 metres deep and is well protected from the prevailing north westerly winds. Lake Barrington is regularly acclaimed as the finest natural rowing course in Australia with its amphitheatre created by the surrounding hills and clean air. 

The course is fully buoyed with 8 lanes and with great competitor and spectator facilities.

More information about the Lake can be found on the Rowing Tasmania website:, and to appreciate the stunning scenery see the video here:


You can find more on the event in the AMRC2024 tab on the Rowing Tasmania website and in the below link


Quick LINKS page


 Follow the AMRC2024 official Facebook page Australian Masters Rowing Championship 2024



The Lake Barrington International Rowing Course is situated an easy 15-minute drive from the tourist township of Sheffield on sealed roads and the estimated traveling times from the major centres are:

  • Devonport: Home port of the Spirit of Tasmania and Devonport Airport – 30 minutes approx.
  • Ulverstone: A seaside town at the mouth of the Leven River – 45 minutes approx.
  • Burnie: Burnie is a port city with an industrial past that has reinvented itself as a vibrant and creative city on a beautiful stretch of Tasmania's North West Coast – 75 minutes approx.
  • Deloraine: A delightful riverside town with a historic streetscape classified by the National Trust – 45 minutes approx.
  • Launceston: Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature.  It is a major gateway to Tasmania through Launceston Airport   – 70 minutes approx.
  • Hobart: Tasmania’s capital city offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery, and culture, with world-class activities and attractions nearby – 3 hours and 15 minutes approx.


Lake Barrington onsite accommodation is booked out, but we welcome motor homes, caravans, and campers for a nominal fee. This is ‘free’ camping, i.e. there are toilets and coin-operated showers on site but no grey/black water drains or powered sites. 

If you wish to camp  CLICK HERE TO BOOK 


There are several websites that will be able to assist you in your travel & accommodation, including:

Novotel Devonport 

There are also a number of Airbnb options available in the area.

More information will be provided over the coming months, but in the meantime, happy planning and we look forward to seeing you.