Race Divisions:            

Sports A

Premier:        Open age (encouraging 18-39yrs)

Senior A:      40+

Senior B:      50+

Sports B

Open to any age and allows either an introduction to the competitive nature of the sport or simply recreational paddling.


10-18yrs (First year subscription $15)

Categories:   Mixed, Women & Open



to see if the sport of dragon boating is the activity for you.  Give us a call on 0419 835 358.


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We are ACDC Adelaide Combined Dragon Boat Club (ACDC). Founded in 2016 by passionate dragon-boaters, we're all about paddling, fun, and fitness. Our mission is to make dragon boating accessible to everyone across South Australia. We offer multiple training sessions in each location, ranging from metropolitan Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula and the Limestone Coast, and we welcome paddlers of all levels.

Whether you’ve never picked up a paddle before, or have your sights set on national or international competition you will find your place with ACDC, and we will provide all the opportunities you need to develop as a paddler. With over 100 members, including families from regional areas, we're a close-knit and inclusive community where camaraderie is as important as the paddlers, and we have a passion for success. Join us and experience the thrill of dragon boat racing with ACDC!

Our Mission Statement

To be recognised as a progressive, cohesive and friendly Club encouraging participation from committed and dedicated members in all age groups.

We were the first Dragonboat club in SA to form a Junior crew (10-18yrs) and it is a fantastic way for them to develop their fitness, leadership and team building skills, health & fitness and it develops an affinity for water. Dragon boating is an inexpensive, but challenging sport. We pride ourselves on being family-friendly, multi-cultural, and inclusive. Although we don’t take ourselves too seriously, our love of the sport and dedication to its growth and development means that ACDC is a competitive force to be reckoned with.

 We now have 3 regions in the ACDC family.  They are:

  • Dragon Fire – metropolitan Adelaide
  • Goolwa River Dragons – Goolwa, Fleurieu Peninsula region (100kms from Adelaide)
  • Desert Dragons – Limestone Coast region (approx. 400kms SE of Adelaide)

ACDC welcomes all new paddlers to the Club.  All paddlers are given a Dragon Pass for one month’s FREE membership. After these sessions you will be addicted, will love our Club and its members (who range in age from 10-70+) and will want to join us.

 Metropolitan Training Times and Venues

  • Mondays - 6.15pm (6.30pm on the water) to 7.30pm
  • Wednesday - 6.15pm (6.30pm on the water) to 7.30pm
  • Saturday - 8.15am (8.30am on the water) to 9.30am
  • Saturday – 9.45am (10am on the water) to 11am 

The 10am Saturday sessions are an introduction to dragon boating often followed by a coffee at a local café.  During these sessions you will be taught the basics. When proficient you will be invited to join the Sports A paddlers on other days of the week. 

ACDC Dragon Fire - Metro location:

Aquatic Reserve
Corner of Old Port Road and Bower roads (enter reserve off Bower Road)
West Lakes

Contact: Chris Wood – M: 0419 835 358  E:

Regional Training Times and Venues:

ACDC Goolwa River Dragons

Coorong Quays Marina, Hindmarsh Island (boat ramp)

Tuesdays       5.30pm to prepare the boat, 6pm on the water

Saturdays      8.30am to prepare the boat, 9am on the water

Contact: Tanya Mitchell – M: 0409 679 063  E:

ACDC Desert Dragons

Wednesdays 6pm               Bordertown Recreational Lake

Sundays        9.30am          Cockatoo Lake

Contact: Heather Graetz – M: 0409 499 754  E:

Once you are hooked on the sport the next steps are up to you. You can remain a recreational paddler if you wish, or if the competitive spirit kicks in then we provide plenty of opportunities to compete at all levels of the sport, from local racing, national & international championships and festivals – and we have many members who have represented Australia as an "Aurora" in World Championships.

Come on – Give it a Go!  Let us introduce you to a sport we all enjoy so much.

For further information please contact: 

Chris Wood, 0419 835 358,