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Train With Us


At Melbourne Flames we offer world class coaching with a focus on good technique, fitness and teamwork. It is a full body exercise and offers a unique blend of endurance, power, strength and cardio all at once. You will get fit fast!

As one of Australia’s fastest growing water sports, dragon boating is truly unique as men and women of all ages can train and compete together in one crew.

Come and join us for a paddle! We welcome new members regardless of gender or fitness level. (Minimum age is 12 years).

Register to come and try dragon boating with us.

Your first 3 sessions are free!

Never heard of dragon boating? Watch this 45 second clip.


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Dragon Boat Training

Dragon boat training is held at ‘Community Hub at the Dock’ 912 Collins Street, Docklands. After Sunday sessions we finish off with brunch at a nearby café – come and join us!

  • Tuesday meet at 6:15pm until 8pm.

  • Thursday meet at 6:15pm until 8pm.

  • Sunday meet at 8:15am until 10:30am.

Please register or contact us before your first Come and Try session.


Gym Training

Training off the water is highly encouraged – and going to the gym is much more fun with friends! We offer group gym sessions to members three nights a week which are run by our Head Coach. Sessions are tailored to all fitness levels and target strength, speed and endurance.

  • Monday 6:30pm until 8pm.

  • Wednesday 6:30pm until 8pm.

  • Friday 6:30pm until 8pm.


On the Day

What will happen when I join a ‘Come and Try’ dragon boat session?

The focus of a ‘Come and Try’ session is to teach the basics and have some fun. We will spend about an hour on the water. Please arrive on time so we can provide you with a paddle and life jacket before the team warm up and safety briefing. 

Register to come and join us for a paddle! Your first 3 sessions are free.

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What to Bring

What should you bring to a dragon boat paddling session?

  • Water bottle.

  • Weather appropriate clothes that you don’t mind getting wet (i.e. hat and thongs in summer, thermals and shoes in winter).

  • Towel and a change of dry clothes (we have shower and locker facilities).

  • Sense of adventure and a positive attitude!

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Paddle Safety

Safety is our number one priority and all sessions are conducted by experienced coaches with first aid training. Everyone is given a safety briefing before they can take part in their first dragon boat paddle session. We will train regardless of rain (it’s a water sport), however our coaching team will always assess the weather conditions to ensure they are suitable before commencing a paddling session.