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


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Welcome to Sutherland Shire Canoe Club. We start the new year with a new website to compliment our facebook presence.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented guidelines to enable limited opening of our Club. These guidlines reflect directives from the Australian Government, NSW Government, Paddle NSW and Paddle Australia.

We recommend all club visitors read and become familiar with our COVID-19 Safety Plan and details on our COVID-19 page.

RSS State News

  • Myall Classic Ultramarathon : On again this September 19 June 27, 2020
    Amid all the Covid uncertainty, plans are well under way for the 2020 MYALL CLASSIC. The river is still there and we are obliged to paddle it! There will be some changes to our activities on land, however the race itself will be very similar to previous years. Details about registration and pre-race procedures will […]
  • 2020 PNSW Harbour Series reprieve June 12, 2020
    Paddlers who thought they had seen the last of the PNSW Harbour Series for 2020 will be relieved to hear that applications have been lodged with the relevant authorities to hold the rescheduled Pittwater Challenge to he held on 15th August, 2020. This is the reserve date for the postponed race, and all entries for […]
  • Vale Ian Castell-Brown June 11, 2020
    It is with great sadness we report the recent passing of Ian Castell-Brown. A revered and long-time member of Burley Griffin Canoe Club, Ian was a popular paddler around the state and indeed around the nation. Good friend Allan Newhouse has written a tribute…. Ian Castell-Brown Rest in Peace Ian.
  • Paddle Support Package from Paddle Australia and PaddleNSW May 28, 2020
    PADDLERS AND CLUBS TO BENEFIT FROM SUPPORT PACKAGE Paddle Australia and their six State Paddle Associations have worked together to introduce a Paddle Support Package aimed at helping Clubs and Members during the COVID-19 crisis. Launched under the new ‘Paddle Australia – With You On The Water’ branding, the package includes four key elements to […]
  • PaddleNSW Guidelines for Covid19 March 19, 2020
    As the NSW State Government gradually eases restrictions after the global pandemic, PaddleNSW advises the following Covid19 guidelines for paddlers and clubs: Paddlers Team boats (Doubles, 4’s, OC6s) are now permitted. Contact paddling (such as canoe polo) will be permitted from 1st July. Training may occur provided social distancing measures are in place both on […]

RSS National News

  • Sport Integrity Australia Launched July 8, 2020
    New Era For Sports Integrity The launch of Sport Integrity Australia at the start of July heralds a new era for sports integrity in Australia and the world, says Chief Executive Officer David Sharpe. The opening of the new agency completes Stage 1, which draws together the existing Commonwealth Sports Integrity functions of the Australian […]
  • Dan Hall July 6, 2020
    Name: Dan Hall DOB: 13/09/1976 National Team: Senior Hometown: Hobart Current Place of Residence: Hobart/Melbourne Club: Fairfield Canoe Club Nickname: Danimal How did you get into paddling? My dad came home from a Scout auction with a kayak on the roof of his car.  That a was that. What has been your biggest accomplishment in the […]
  • Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Champs in Auckland Cancelled – ICF Event Updates June 30, 2020
    Australia’s best young canoe slalom talent will have to wait a little longer to compete against the best in the world, with organisers confirming next year’s ICF Junior and Under-23 Canoe Slalom World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand have been cancelled. The week-long event was due to be held at the Vector Wero Whitewater Park […]
  • When the Second Beer Costs You the Race June 25, 2020
  • Random Tips for Your Next Paddling Trip June 25, 2020
    Whether you’re new to paddling or you’ve been paddling for a while, we’ve put together some random tips and ideas that could change your world 😊 • A flyscreen at the tent door will aid in keeping sand out of the tent. • Talcum powder works a treat to get sand off your feet. • […]