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Yarra River – Henley Course Melbourne
Saturday 24th February 2024

The Course, The Tactics, The Challenge

The Australian Henley Regatta is a prominent eminence on the Australian rowing landscape. With a rich rowing history, the regatta is conducted over one mile on the Yarra River, Melbourne.

Rowers compete for Challenge Cups, some of which are among the oldest and most valuable perpetual trophies, dating back to 1860, for rowing in Australia.

ROWING at the Australian Henley is a two-lane knock-out format through three bridges and around two bends.

RACING at the Australian Henley requires skill, speed and match racing tactics to conquer the "Henley Mile".

WINNING at the Australian Henley is priceless.

If you think the Yarra looks good now, come down to see when it's at its best at the Australian Henley on February 24th!

A message from David Yates, Chair of the Australian Henley Regatta 2024

This year will be the 109th time the Australian Henley Regatta will be held on the iconic Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne.  On behalf of the Melbourne Amateur Regatta Association (MARA), I welcome all the participating competitors and spectators and thank the committee and the many volunteers that make possible the regatta and the hospitality marquee for spectators.  

We are proud that Australian Henley offers the only match racing in Australia which we believe is a refreshing change from the usual multi-lane format regattas. 

This year there are some important changes to the events offered.  Two new events: Open Double Sculls for Men and Women which we hope will allow increased participation from small clubs who don’t have the numbers for the bigger boats, and a separate Coxed Quad Scull event for Year 9 students means they no longer have to compete with much older crews.



Download the Australian Henley poster:

henley regatta poster

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Australian Henley is proudly supported by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government.

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