Canberra Ice Dragons Dragon Boat Club


Australian Dragon Boat Federation


1. Insurance

Your membership includes cover for Personal Accident insurance .  - https://vinsurancegroup.com/dragonboat/  You should be aware that the policy coverage may change during the course of your annual membership as it is renewed each July.

2. Data Collection 

When you join/renew your membership with dragon boat , you will see AusDBF  has created 6 additional fields (questions)  which will allow AusDBF to gather data for all people in Australia engaged in dragon Boat. The intention of this is to support everyone engaged in the sport. Learning more about the Australian dragon boat community will help AusDBF make the sport an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 


Q1. Do you identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?

Q2 Do you identify as being from a culturally and linguistically diverse background?

Q3 Do you identify as a person with a disability?

Q4 Do you identify as an LGBTQ+ person?

Q5 Other than English what the main language you use at home?

Q6 Have you served or are currently serving in the Allied Defence Forces?

Below is further information to assist with the meaning of 'disability'

(the survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) describes disability as the following: 

  • Any limitation, restriction or impairment which restricts everyday activities that has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least 6 months
  • Can be broadly grouped depending on whether they relate to functioning of the mind or the senses, or anatomy, or physiology
  • The below 6 disability groups refer to a single disability or several broadly similar disabilities


1. Sensory 

  • Loss of sight (not corrected by glasses or contact lenses)
  • Loss of hearing where communication is restricted or an aid is used 
  • Speech difficulties

2. Intellectual 

  • Difficulty learning or understanding

3. Physical 

  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties that restrict everyday 
  • Blackouts, seizures or loss of consciousness
  • Chronic or recurrent pain or discomfort that restricts everyday activities 
  • Incomplete use of arms or fingers 
  • Difficulty gripping or holding things
  • Incomplete use of feet or legs 
  • Restriction in physical activities or in doing physical work 
  • Disfigurement or deformity 

4. Psychosocial 

  • Nervous or emotional condition that restricts everyday activities 
  • Mental illness or condition requiring help or supervision 
  • Memory problems or periods of confusion that restrict everyday activities 
  • Social or behavioural difficulties that restrict everyday activities 

5. Head injury, stroke or acquired brain injury 

  • Head injury, stroke or other acquired brain injury with long term effects that restrict everyday activities

6. Other 

  • Receiving treatment or medication for any other long-term conditions or ailments and still restricted in everyday activities
  • Any other long term conditions resulting in a restriction in everyday activities


Dragon Boat ACT

All members are required to abide by the Code of Conduct contained in the Terms and Conditions of membership.

Canberra Ice Dragons Dragon Boat Club

Terms of Registration

All members need to abide by the Code of Conduct. Copies of the code of conduct are available at the links below.

All members who can not swim 50 metres in their paddling clothes must wear a personal flotation device (PFD). PFDs are available for members at the training location.


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