1st VIC – Bow: A Watson, 2: A Dawson, 3: J L Nolan, 4: H J Hughes, 5: T Davies, 6: Charles Donald, 7: Alex Chamley,
Str: James Donald, Cox: J H Counihan, Cch: J M MacFarlane
2nd NSW – Bow: Matthew C Brownhill, 2: Harold A Smith, 3: Michael G Cater, 4: Oscar H Baass, 5: Clarrie A Smith, 6: C Henry Degotardi, 7: Arthur J Fitzhardinge, Str: Edward A Pearson, Cox & Cch: C Lou Quist, Emerg: D G Bathgate
3rd SA - Bow: J Irvine, 2: W Plaisted, 3: K McKenzie, 4: W A Abernethy, 5: J H Walker, 6: W B Walker, 7: C Lawson, Str: Joseph H Clouston, Cox: W Sweeney, Cchs: Messrs Morrow and Barton, Trainer: M McArgill
4th QLD – Bow: W Mellish, 2: T Cusack, 3: J A O'Connor, 4: F Craig, 5: T J Lyons, 6: F B Whitman, 7: E Colclough, Str: Dan E Joyce, Cox: A Cadden, Cch: Stephen Fairbairn
The amateur question was finally resolved for this regatta and NSW rejoined the competition. The 1896 conference definition was agreed to but operative from 1st January 1897, effectively allowing the Victorians who had raced for cash prizes in other sports prior to that date to be eligible.
1st NSW – John J Daley
2nd QLD – Michael J Slack
The sculling championship was won easily by 15 lengths after Slack suffered steering problems.