Sutherland Shire Canoe Club acknowledges the Dharawal speaking people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land of Sutherland Shire. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

The Sutherland Shire Canoe Club is located on the Woronora River in the beautiful Burnum Burnum Sanctuary.

We are a friendly club catering for paddlers with a wide range of interests. Our members include juniors and adults wishing to hone their marathon racing skills, paddlers who enjoy harbour and ocean ski racing events plus many paddlers who enjoy recreational paddles on the peaceful Woronora. Our members paddle racing kayaks, recreational kayaks, sea kayaks, canoes and ocean skis. Look through our photo gallery below to see our members in action – paddling socially, in races, on flat water and in the sea.

Membership to Sutherland Shire Canoe Club includes membership to Dolls Point Paddlers. DPP caters for open water paddling and holds weekly sunrise paddles on Botany Bay all year round plus evening paddles in the Summer months.

Our club rooms at Woronora are open every Sunday from 9am to midday. This is the ideal location to launch your craft and meet other paddlers for a social paddle.

We welcome new paddlers to try our facilities before making a commitment to join. Please contact to arrange your visit. For a small insurance fee, new paddlers can visit the club a few times, receive some basic instruction and borrow club boats and equipment. Everything is provided. Alternatively, we hold regular “Come and Try Days”. These days are a fun introduction to paddling where you can meet our members, receive instruction and try different types of kayaks and skis.

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the wonderful world of paddling. Please contact us

Join our facebook groups to keep up to date with our latest activities DollsPointPaddlers and ShireKayaking

The SSCC Committee asks you to help us keep our members, young and old, safe and well. So don’t paddle or come to the clubhouse if you’re unwell. 

We want to keep things simple but we need to comply with the NSW roadmap for fully vaccinated people, NSW Health Directives, Paddle NSW Guidelines, etc. As such, we have to make a few adjustments to how we operate. 

  • Only fully vaccinated people and those with a medical exemption are able to participate in club activities including access to club equipment and the clubhouse. This includes members, volunteers, guardians and spectators.
  • Non-vaccinated young people aged under 16 are able to participate in club activities and use club equipment.
  • The clubhouse kitchen, toilet and showers will remain closed (unless someone wants to volunteer to constantly clean these areas).
  • A maximum of 20 fully vaccinated people (16 and above) can paddle in a single group.
  • A maximum of 30 fully vaccinated people (16 and above) can gather in the area outside the clubhouse.
  • Please BYO water, drinks, snacks, cup, etc.
  • Only 4 people wearing masks(maximum of 2 in each side), should be in the club house at a time.
  • Please practice safe distancing and good hand hygiene (hand sanitiser will be available).
  • Club equipment must be cleaned and sanitised before it is returned to the shed.


  • Should be worn when you are inside the clubhouse.
  • Clubhouse volunteers are encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Should be worn whenever you can’t maintain safe distancing.
  • Children aged under 12 don’t need to wear a mask.

When you arrive at the clubhouse, please:

  1. Check in using the club’s QR code (so the NSW Health contract tracers can find you).
  2. Show the club opening/closing officer your digital vaccination certificate or exemption.
  3. Have your name added to the attendance register.

These guidelines will be amended as the NSW Health and PNSW guidelines change and milestones are reached.


Public Notice for 2021 Woronora Marathon Kayak Race

Please click this link to view the public notice of our 2021 Woronora Marathon Race.  Further details are available on the race webpage.

Woronora Marathon Course Videos – 5km Lap

We’ve recorded time-lapse video from club members John and Dave paddling the updated course for the 2021 Woronora Marathon. Added in are some diagrams...

Woronora Marathon Course Videos – 10km Lap

We've recorded time-lapse video from club members John and Dave paddling the updated course for the 2021 Woronora Marathon. Added in are some diagrams...
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Welcome to Sutherland Shire Canoe Club. We start the new year with a new website to compliment our facebook presence.

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