Dragon Boat ACT (DBACT) is the governing body of the exciting sport of dragon boating in the Australian Capital Territory. 

NEW Dragon Pass - try dragon boating free for one month!

If you have never paddled before, you can sign up for a one-month free Dragon Pass.

Go to our Clubs page, select a club that suits you and sign up for your Dragon Pass on their membership page, if there is no link to use contact the club directly. 

You are not limited to the orignal club that you selected, you can try as many clubs as you like over the month to find the club that suits you.


Dragon Boating is about immersing yourself into a culture of community, commitment and determination!

With 20 paddlers to a boat, it’s not the fittest or strongest team that succeeds on the water - it’s the team that works as a single force.

The sport was introduced to Canberra in 1990 by a few individuals keen on developing the sport and culture of dragon boats. Since its introduction to the community, dragon boating has become a successful sport in Canberra, enjoyed by all ages!

DBACT operates on Lake Burley Griffin, with our training and regatta base located at Grevillea Park, Menindee Drive (near the Boathouse Restaurant).  With over 600 members across nine sports teams and two school teams. DBACT is proud to support and promote a sport that allows members aged 12 and over to participate in local, interstate and international events.

DBACT welcomes community teams to participate in team building events. More information can be found on the Team Building page.



Link to the 2024 ACT State Team EOI for the 2024 Australian Dragon Boat Championships to be held at Champion Lakes, Armadale, Perth, Western Australia. · Read more
Please support Bill Book fundraising for Leukaemia Foundation at Grevillea Park 8 February. · Read more
DBACT is inviting expressions of interest for the 2024 ACT team coaching group. DBACT’s intent is to field crews across multiple age categories at 2024 Australian Championships in Perth and are looking for suitable people to form a cohesive coaching team. · Read more
Dragons Abreast Come and Try · Read more
Results Regatta 5 - 2km (20s), 200m (10s), 500m Sweepstake. Manual copy only as we have a technical challenge that will take some time to resolve. Apologies. · Read more
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