Welcome to the Essendon Rowing Club

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The Essendon Rowing Club aims to provide a fun way for members, partners, friends and family to exercise and build friendships through what is one of the world’s best water sports - rowing.

ERC caters for all levels of rowing abilities from beginners to elite and social to competitive rowers, whatever your preference we have a squad to suit you. Please contact us today to find out more.

Our picturesque clubhouse is also available to hire for your special occasion - please refer to the functions page for full details.

Also you can see us on Facebook as "Essendon Rowing Club" and we encourage all members, ex members & supporters to become "friends" of ERC. Active rowers can then be added to our Squad "groups" on facebook as another means of communicating within our rowing squads to organize training and social rows.



- ERC Life Member -

It is with great sadness that we share the news that ERC life member Michael "Wilkie" Wilkinson passed away on Tuesday evening.

Mick was a well-loved member of the club who passionately supported the club and the rowers.  Mick joined ERC back in 1958.  In 1962 he volunteered his time transporting the boat trailers to and from regattas all across the country until the late 90's.  Mick was always thinking of others.  There would never be a spare seat in his car, truck or ambulance when he was towing. 

Mick served on committee from 1973 until 1983 as general committee member, assistant bar manager and later as Vice President.  In 1978, Mick was awarded him Best Club Person and had a new 8 named after him in recognition of his service and support to the club.

in 1989 the club recognised Mick's commitment to ERC and awarded him the prestigious Life Membership award. 

Although Mick was not around the club in recent times, Mick was always informed of the clubs news and performance through the lifelong friendships with fellow members. 

Mick will sorely be missed by the ERC family.

We ask you all to keep Mick's family and friends in your thoughts during this sad time.

For members wishing to pay their respects, the Wilkinson family will be holding the funeral at St Therese's Parish on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 11:30am.  A wake will follow at the Essendon Rowing Club following the service.


Thanks to all the members who have participated in our survey and contribution to finalising our new changeroom floor plans.  Please see below final floor plan that has been sent to the architects for detailing.  We will keep you all informed of progress thoughout the next stages.  It is still anticipated that the renovations will be occuring from April - June 2019.

1669 - Essendon Rowing club- FINAL floor plan v4.pdf


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