Lake Burley Griffin (the Lake) is the setting for many water based activities. Thousands of people every year use the Lake for peaceful recreation or active, competitive sporting events. Some of these activities are part of the Lake User Groups (LUG).

The NCA facilitates the Lake User Group (LUG) which meets quarterly. Formed in 2004, LUG enables the communication of Lake matters, events and management issues to those user groups and individuals who may be affected by these. Many LUG members are membership based organisations, peak sporting bodies and commercial operators.

If you have ever thought about joining a Lake User Group, but did not know what is out there, here is a list of organised groups which use the Lake in various ways.

Lake User Groups

Lake User Group Activity Contact/web address
ANU Boat Club Rowing
Black Mountain Rowing Club Rowing
Burley Griffin Canoe Club Canoeing
Canberra Fisherman’s Club Fishing
Canberra Grammar School Rowing
Canberra Girls Grammar School Rowing
Capital Region Fishing Alliance (CRFA) Fishing

Canberra Nippers Surf Life Saving
Canberra Rowing Club Rowing
Capital Lakes Rowing Club Rowing
Canberra Yacht Club Sailing 
Canberra Dragon Boats Association Dragon Boating

Daramalan Rowing Rowing
Dragons Abreast Australia Dragon Boating
Ice Dragons Paddle Club Dragon Boating
Lake Burley Griffin Guardians Special Interest Group
Molonglo Catchment Group Environmental Interest Group
National Museum of Australia Paddle Steamer Operator
Radford Rowing Rowing
Riversmart Environmental Interest Group

Rowing ACT Rowing
Rowing Australia Rowing
Sea Scouts Sailing Club Sailing
Traditional Boat Squadron Australia Special Interest Group
Triathlon ACT Triathlons
Yachting ACT Sailing
YMCA Sailing Club Sailing

Groups interested in joining the Lake User Group should contact the NCA via