Registration and Entries

Entries for the 2021 Rowathon have been closed as the event has been cancelled due to COVID.

We look forward to holding the Flying Doctor Rowathon in 2022.


All participants must complete and sign a Rower Declaration form and return it to the committee before the event as indicated on the form.

To download the form, click on Rower Declaration box at the bottom of this page and it will open as a PDF file which you can print out, complete and send in, either by email or by snail mail.


There are instructions for filling out the registration for each participant, cox and supporter.

To register GO to:

Please note the following:

The 2022 participant entry fee includes a Rowathon T-shirt so each entry needs to specify a t-shirt size. Note that the sizes given are those for men.

Important: please ensure that your coxswains are experienced in steering boats on rivers and know the river craft rules.


The Flying Doctor Rowathon will be held out of Wentworth District Rowing Club (WDRC) on both the Murray and Darling Rivers.

Further information about the Rowathon is available on our website, including on "The Rowathon Day" page.


Please note that we will be monitoring the weather and river conditions leading up to the event, particularly river flows and potential for rain or high temperatures, and will contact you if we need to make adjustments to the day/course.

COVID QR Check IN - There will be a QR Code check-in at the Rowing Club and you MUST check in each day that you visit/attend the Club area, i.e. Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning and may be Sunday morning. You know that this is a Government requirement.


WDRC will be providing a Country BBQ on the Friday evening, so if you arrive in time to rig boats or just in time for a relaxing drink by the river, join in for the BBQ. It’s a great way to start the weekend and catch up with friends.


Crew check in will be available on the Friday, September 10, at the Wentworth District Rowing Club between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., while the BBQ is on or during breakfast at the Club if you arrive late. At check in you will receive your t-shirts, crew instructions, river charts and a bow number. Parking for trailers will be available on the foreshore beside the rowing club. Please look for signs leading to the gate entrance and parking area.


We trust that you and your crews have booked your accommodation. If you have not and are having trouble, there are links to the Wentworth and Mildura tourism offices and sites on our website. In any event, we urge you to go ahead and organise your accommodation as soon as possible.


We remind you that the reason for this event, apart from having a great rowing experience, is to raise funds for the RFDS. All money raised and donated will go to support the RFDS's Mental Health Services. You can read more about this new initiative on our web site as follows:

An important part of this fundraising is, of course, personal or crew sponsorship from your friends, family, colleagues and so on.

A great way to do this is through "grassrootz", something we have communicated about earlier. The "grassrootz" website is used for setting up your fundraising page, whether individual or club, so we encourage you to go to the "Fundraising for RFDS" page and then follow the instructions from "Start Fundraising".

All donations made through this site will receive an automatic tax receipt and a thank you email.

Alternatively you can include a donation with your Entry/Registration payment and we will arrange for tax receipts to be issued.


Your crew entry payments need to be made at the time of registration online.

Sponsorship payments can be made prior to, on the day or soon after the event given that your team members may need to collect funds based on distance rowed. Please make payments by direct debit to our bank account as follows:

Account name: RFDS Operation Pelican Inc.

BSB: 633000

Account No: 144519402

Reference: your or club’s name

Or send a cheque to:

RFDS Operation Pelican Inc.

4/53 Finch St

Malvern East, 3145 Vic

For more information about the event please go to "The Rowathon Day" page.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the forms, please contact the relevant committee members (listed below) at

or call:

Bob Symons 0412 256 344

REGISTRATION INQUIRIES: Bec Marshall 0419 820 822

Rower Declaration 2021.pdf