Policies and Guidelines

AUBC is committed in providing a safe and enjoyable environment for our members to enjoy rowing and get the most out of the sport.

AUBC adopts the policies of our umbrella organisations – Adelaide University Sport, Rowing South Australia and Rowing Australia – unless stated otherwise.

For a list of our policies, including code of conduct, member protection, child safe policies, drug and alcohol, safety etc, please follow the links below.
All members are bound to these policies and it is the individual’s responsibility to be aware of them.

The Blacks

If you have any queries about our policies, do not hesitate to contact the Club Captain, at captain@aubc.asn.au.


Barr Smith Boat Shed – Torrens River

War Memorial Drive, ADELAIDE, 5000
Directions: 200m west of University foot bridge on the Northern bank of the Torrens.

West Lakes Boat Shed – Ramsay Course, West Lakes

100 Military Rd, WEST LAKES, 5021
Directions: Lower level of rowing shed facility facing South.


AUBC prides itself on its student involvement. Captains must be Adelaide University students when elected and at least 50% +1 of the committee must be Adelaide University students. This active student participation provides ownership to the student membership base and drives enthusiasm and energy within the Committee and Club.

The AUBC Constitution establishes the framework for the committee.




The Adelaide University Boat Club was founded on August 4th, 1881, two weeks after the opening of Torrens Lake.  It was the second university boat club in Australia; Melbourne’s was founded in 1860 and Sydney’s in 1885 (although Sydney University men had rowed with Sydney Rowing Club as early as 1860, which SUBC claim as their foundation date).