This site offers all the information athletes and visitors need to learn about and join one of Australia’s greatest sporting clubs. Also, keep up to date with our news and events.

August news includes

  • News from Ireland
  • Australia wins gold at the juniors
  • Arthur’s 100th birthday party
  • Day 5 World Junior Championships
  • Days 3 & 4 World Junior Championships
  • Day 2 World Junior Championships
  • Day 1 World Junior Championships
  • Arthur Atkins’ 100th birthday party Sun 6th August
  • Sarah’s Super Saturday – JDS in world record attempt
  • First Thursday of the month row goes gourmet
  • Tuesday night ergos
  • New Mercs tie
  • Member Profiles

July news includes

  • Arthur Atkins’ 100th birthday party Sun 6th August
  • Mercantile zootie spotted at….
  • William Patrick Crawshay set for the 2040 Australian team
  • Australian Senior Team announced – Mercs members included
  • Gold for Mercantile at World Under 23 Championships
  • Women’s Under 23 Four wins repechage at WU23 Champs
  • Men’s U23 Four win heat at WU23 Champs
  • World Under 23 Championships start tonight
  • Scotch Mercantile Regatta 2017 – YouTube video now available
  • Aussie Under 21 Trans Tasman Series – First leg
  • World Cup III – Lucerne – Golden Day 3
  • World Cup III – Lucerne – Day 2
  • World Cup III – Lucerne – Day 1
  • Henley Royal Regatta – Day 5
  • Henley Royal Regatta – Day 4
  • More Mercs members join Australian team
  • Expressions of interest called for Masters in Paradise
  • Advance notice – Arthur Atkins’ 100th birthday party Sun 6th August
  • New Mercs tie
  • Member Profiles

Mercantile has a proud history of rowing on the Yarra River and beyond. The club was founded in 1880 by a group of enthusiastic business and sports minded members with the aim to increase the health and recreation of Melbourne’s society via the noble sport of rowing.

From these idealistic beginnings, we have seen the club successfully produce members, who reflect the club’s current day beliefs:

  • Excellence and service to the sport of rowing
  • Physical and mental health
  • Respect for yourself, club members, crew members and competitors
  • Friendship

Mercantile has consistently produced members who are leaders in sport, in administration, coaching and athletic performance. Our members have provided representative service to Australia on the World and Olympic stage, including numerous World and Olympic champions. We boast three Thomas Keller medallists, awarded for an outstanding international rowing career (more than any other club in the world); and a whole host of Order of Australia Medallists for services to the sport of rowing. Our membership is broad, inclusive and long lasting.

Our membership base includes existing active members with a 80-year club membership history, to recent new members from school and masters levels.

If you love rowing and the ideals produced from a crisp catch, clean finish and steady roll forward, then Mercantile Rowing Club is the place to be. At Mercantile, as in life, “Every stroke we take, we take a stroke to win”.