Head of the Brisbane


Toowong Rowing Club (TRC) welcomes you to their annual Head of the Brisbane regatta, a 9.5 km time trial, which is held annually on the third Saturday in October.


Racing starts at 7:00 am from the TRC pontoon off Keith Street, St Lucia. The Head of the Brisbane is open to all rowing boat categories: 1x to 8+, and rowers from all age groups: School, Open, and Masters.

We could not put on this event without the support of our SPONSORS.

We welcome you to this prestigious event and look forward to seeing you at the start line. Friends and supporters can enjoy the spectacle from the banks of our beautiful river.


Questions or comments, please email the HOTB committee


School Students = $30

Adults = $50

If you are a school person and you row in an adult event, you will pay an adult fee.



5:45 am

Marshal briefing

At least one marshal from each tinny must attend.

6:00 am

Competitor & coxswain briefing

At least one crew member from each crew must attend.

7:00 am

Racing starts

Be at the marshalling/start area at least10 minutes before race.

~11:00 am

Medal ceremony

~1 hour after the last race crosses the finish line.

12:30 pm

Click on the above link to enter the draw.

We will hold the race briefing on the morning of the HOTB at the bottom of the function centre. We will also position banners displaying the course when you come to pick up your t-shirt and bow number from the TRC function centre from 5:45 pm the Friday night before the race. Feel free to ask questions.





The Toowong Rowing Club car park will be cordoned off the evening before the regatta for trailer parking. No cars. Refer to the image.

Any cars left in the TRC car park after 7:00 pm on the Friday night before race day WILL BE TOWED AT THE OWNER'S EXPENSE. We need to close the car park off for trailers.

You can email the HOTB committee to request a space.

LEAVE THE CENTRE AISLE CLEAR for BBC access and emergency services vehicles.

Once you rig your boats, put them back on your trailer.