The sailors' club

In a premier location alongside Brighton Pier on picturesque Port Phillip, Royal Brighton Yacht Club is one of Melbourne’s first Clubs, with a proud history stretching back to its establishment in 1875. The Club is firmly dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing with active programs in racing, cruising, women’s, youth and junior sailing. From absolute beginners to experienced sailors, or if you merely wish to enjoy the Club’s hospitality and facilities on a social basis, you are warmly invited to join Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

You are warmly invited to join Royal Brighton Yacht Club to sail, swim or just enjoy our great facilities. We have a range of membership options to suit you.

All Members are entitled to reciprocal hospitality and accommodation privileges (where offered) with other Royal Clubs and other reciprocal clubs listed on our website

Senior members

Have all the privileges of membership, and access to all services. This is for you if you want to keep a boat in the marina or on the hardstand, or actively participate in all Club activities. You can also join as a family within this category. If you live more than a 100kms from the Club, you can take advantage of a Country Member discount.

Crew members

Entitles you to sail on any boat and participate in our sailing programs and all social activities. Crew Plus membership gives you access to our beachfront fully equipped gym as well.


Intermediate members

Is for all young adults aged 18 – 29. Gym access is allowed upon request.

Youth members

Is for all our young sailors below the age of 18. It allows you to participate in our club training programs and store your dinghy at the Club.


Are unique to Royal Brighton Yacht Club. This is for you, if you want to swim in the open waters of Port Phillip or further afield with a likeminded group of very social people.

Gym and Social Members

Get use of their respective shore-based Clubhouse facilities.

Download our membership forms

How to apply

  1. Fill out the application form – give as much information as you can.
  2. Proposal and seconding – have two senior members propose and second your application. If you don’t know any senior members, we will help you find someone to support your application.
  3. Ratification – your membership application will be displayed on the notice board and yuor nomination ratified at the next General Committee meeting.
  4. New members’ induction – attend a new members’ induction to learn all about the Club and meet other new and existing members.
  5. Fees and keys collection – after General Committee approve your application for membership, you will be sent an invoice. After payment, your key(s) will be ready to collect at the Club’s main reception


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253 Esplanade, Middle Brighton, VIC 3186