Rowing Project

The Rowing Centre

Melbourne High School is one of only three Victorian State schools to offer a comprehensive rowing program, a sport otherwise dominated by private schools. MHS also has one of the oldest rowing programs in Victoria and celebrated its centenary in 2013. Ironically, MHS rowing has lacked a permanent home for all this time.

The School has a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a rowing facility on the banks of the Yarra River in partnership with Wesley College, but the project will require $1.5 million. So far, modest funds have been raised through the Australian Sports Foundation, MHS Rowing Fraternity and MHS Parents & Friends, but further support is urgently required to bring the project to fruition.

$400,000 of $1.25 million

We are making progress! Our journey towards giving MHS rowing a permanent home is well on the way. Please help us meet our target of $1.25 million so that we seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a rowing centre with a community room at Como Park.

Please help us complete this vital project by donating to the Rowing Centre. Donations of $5,000 or more will be recognised on a Donor board at the centre.


Please contact the Melbourne High School Foundation if you would like to donate.

Proposed Rowing Shed Plan

Shed - Proposed Lower Floor Plan Shed - Proposed Lower Floor Plan (662 KB)

Shed-Proposed Upper Floor Plan Shed-Proposed Upper Floor Plan (896 KB)

If you would like to donate to the  Rowing Centre, please contact the Melbourne High School Foundation.

If you wish to support the Campaign directly by making a financial contribution, you can