History of Us


The city of Redcliffe has a population of approximately 50,000 people and is located 35 minutes north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.  Whether it be wining and dining, street markets, live theatres, picnics, boating, swimming, skydiving, fishing, outrigging, scuba diving and of course Dragon Boating as well as all of the other sporting codes and aquatic activities not mentioned – the pretty seaside location of Redcliffe has definitely got it covered.

Redcliffe Red Dragon Boat Club

Redcliffe Red Dragons was formed in 2005 and currently has 70 members and is situated on the northside of Brisbane.

We have the privilege of training 3 days a week, all year round, in the canals of Redcliffe and out on the beautiful Moreton Bay. Although our age group is primarily over 50’s we do encourage paddlers of all ages to come and join us and we are starting to gain some 40 year olds to help keep our Club grow and continue.

Our club competes regularly at local competitions as well as State and National championships during the regatta year. We also participate in regattas north and across the border and enjoy the social aspects and travel opportunities that dragon boating brings i.e. getting to paddle against different clubs outside of Queensland and making new dragon boat friends as a result.

Our aim is to develop and promote a club that offers competitiveness, fitness, fun and team spirit as well as being rewarding for all at the same time. We also strive to provide an atmosphere where members of the community feel welcome to join us in participating in the sport of dragon boat which we love. We love meeting new people and welcoming new members.

Our club actively engages in supporting local community events e.g. Redcliffe triathlon, community festivals and Bunning BBQ’s. Members of the public can come and experience our sport via a Come n Try Day through the Moreton Bay City Council Healthy and Active program. These involvements provide us with broad exposure to social and sporting communities.

We are lucky to be able to house our 20’s and 10’s dragon boats in our Paddlers’ Den which has become the envy of all dragon boat clubs across the State.

Over the years and currently, the club has had members representing both Queensland and Australian teams and are proud of all their achievements and conduct whilst representing this great club.

We are lucky enough to have the Redcliffe Pink Snapdragons affiliated with our Club and we support and compliment each other in many ways.

We welcome paddlers with open arms and if you ever make a trip across the border and are in the Redcliffe area, please feel free to come and join us for a paddle.  You will be very warmly welcomed by all.


Redcliffe Pink Snapdragons

LOGOWe are also affiliated with the Redcliffe Pink Snapdragons http://www.pinksnapdragons.com who are a support minded group that offers support through paddling opportunities to all breast cancer survivors and their supporters. The Snapdragons are encouraged by the club to train as sports paddlers or just simply enjoy the fresh air, the fun, the achievements and the camaraderie that paddling in a dragon boat team brings.