Barwon River events, closures and water height

Published Fri 14 Apr 2023

Barwon River closures, events and zoning

Barwon River is sometimes closed in sections for special events like rowing regattas, paddle marathons and water skiing. There are also events such as running marathons held which impact access to the waterway.

These activities are managed by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) as they are responsible for the 20km stretch of river that goes through Geelong including where Geelong Canoe Club is located.

Information changes regularly. For the latest including zoning and closures, events and maps visit the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority's website - 'Public notices' and 'Barwon River Zoning 2022/23'.

The following are some key dates for river users.

River closures

CCMA have the following listed closures to June 2023 (current as at 13 March 2023).

2023 Geelong Masters Regatta: 

  • Saturday    22 April - 6:00am to 5:00pm

Information changes regularly visit so be sure to visit the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority's website

Running events along Barwon River through Geelong Trail

The Geelong Cross Country has several runs planned along the Barwon river in 2023. On these dates the paths will be busy with runners and spectators.

  • April 23rd 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am
  • May 14th 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am
  • May 21st 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am
  • June 11th 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am
  • July 16th 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am
  • August 13th 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am
  • September 10th 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am
  • September 17th 2023, 08:00am - 10:30am
  • September 24th 2023, 09:00am - 10:30am

Barwon River height

To stay up to date with river heights around the Geelong Canoe Club (GCC) visit the Bureau of Meteorology's website.


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