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

  • Sutherland Shire Cleanup Paddle December 21, 2020
    On Sunday the 13th December Sutherland Shire Canoe Club participated in a clean-up paddle on the Woronora River. Seventeen members attended, with five of these members being from our Junior Development Squad.  The clean-up took place in an area only accessible by kayak. The Sutherland Shire Council supplied us with bags and gloves, and luckily […]
  • Sprint Series Wrap Up December 21, 2020
    Despite the interruption that COVID-19 posed to many clubs this year, the Paddle NSW Sprint Series brought many paddlers normality and reignited their love for the sport. With overseas trips for Junior and Open teams cancelled, and restrictions constantly changing, nobody knew when our next chance to race would be. But come August, the first […]
  • 2020 Central Coast Paddlers Secretary’s Report December 21, 2020
    “2020 has been a year like no other” – it is a common refrain! Mostly, our Members escaped the horrors of the bushfires, and we began with Race 1, in heat wave conditions, which was well attended with several Visitors from Hunter Valley Paddlesports Club. Then we had to cancel Race 2 because of wild […]
  • Cockle Creek Cleanup – Hunter Valley Paddlesports Club December 21, 2020
    Our club Hunter Valley Paddlesports Club arranged a clean up of our local waterway, Cockle Creek last month. We arranged this with the assistance of our council, Lake Macquarie, who offer an Eco Angel clean up program. A big thank you to all 20 members for a two hour Clean up Cockle Creek near Teralba […]
  • The Morison Cup 2020 – Sutherland Shire Canoe Club December 21, 2020
    On the first Sunday in December, 37 paddlers wearing festive hats invaded the Woronora River for our annual charity event, the Morison Cup. Conditions were perfect and we were all in the mood for a friendly race, good company and a socially distanced barbecue at the club house – the first social event since the […]

RSS National News

  • Next Generation Kicks Off Paris 2024 Olympic Cycle at Paddle NSW Sprint Champs January 20, 2021
    Introducing Paddle Australia’s ‘Paris 24’ Canoe Sprint Project The next generation of Australia’s up and coming Olympic canoe sprint athletes has kicked off the Paris 2024 Olympiad with the first competition of the new year taking place at Sydney International Regatta Centre last weekend for the 2021 Paddle NSW Canoe Sprint Championships (16-17 January 2021). While […]
  • 2020/21 National Competition Update January 15, 2021
    Paddle Australia is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation around Australia and its impact on the remainder of our national competition calendar for this season. As can be appreciated, we are confronted with a very fluid situation.  This means that numerous variations to the competition calendar have already been required, and further amendments may be necessary.  […]
  • Paddle Australia and State Paddle Associations Collaborate to Implement the United Paddling Management Project January 12, 2021
    In June 2019, with the support of Sport Australia, Paddle Australia and its six State Paddle Associations committed to pursuing the ‘United Paddling Management’ (UPM) project.  The purpose for undertaking the UPM project was to introduce consistent whole of sport processes, procedures and systems that reduce duplication and improve efficiency across the workstreams of strategy, […]
  • Update on the 2021 PA Canoe Slalom Age Championships December 22, 2020
    Paddle Australia would like to update the Slalom community on the status of the 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Age Championships. Regretfully, the decision has been made that these National Championships cannot proceed on the proposed dates of 15-17 January, 2021. In July of this year, Paddle Australia published on the PA website a set […]
  • AIS continues supporting Athletes of the Future December 13, 2020
    The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is delivering on its $35million commitment over two years to help sports identify and develop Australia’s talented athletes of the future. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are the immediate focus for 2021, but the AIS has maintained its strong commitment to building long-term sustainable success by investing in jobs […]