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

  • Return to Marathon and the Ultramarathon Series August 4, 2020
    Dust off your paddles! Marathon racing is making a return to NSW, with Windsor Paddlesports Club hosting a race on Saturday August 8th. This will be the one regular-distance marathon event on the calendar for the remainder of the year, and due to COVID-safety protocols has a cap of 100 paddlers. It’s exciting that race […]
  • Pittwater Challenge Harbour Series re-run Aug 15 August 3, 2020
    Entries for the Postponed Pittwater Challenge in March have been rolled over to the 15th August. Invitations via Webscorer have been sent out to those entered in the previous race, requesting they re-confirm their intention to race. If insufficient responses are received, additional entries will be offered on 6th August. Final Covid-safe details (typed on a fully sanitised […]
  • What’SUP? Cleanup Paddles in SUPtember! July 29, 2020
    Are you concerned about the amount of plastic rubbish in our rivers, lakes and oceans? PaddleNSW is organising a weekend of co-ordinated paddle-based cleanups across NSW as part of the SUPtember campaign being run by many environmental organisations (largely through the Boomerang Alliance). The weekend of paddle cleanups is the 5th and 6th of September. […]
  • PaddleNSW Establishes Environment Committee July 29, 2020
    PaddleNSW has established an Environment Committee with members from across NSW whose aim is to empower the NSW paddling community to care for and improve our environment. The PaddleNSW Environment Committee’s main focus for the next couple of months is organising clean-up events for SUPtember (SUP stands for Single-Use Plastics). SUPtember is, as you’ve hopefully […]
  • 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 […]

RSS National News

  • ICF launches new virtual paddle challenge August 6, 2020
    The International Canoe Federation has announced it is launching a new virtual paddle challenge which will cater for paddlers from beginner level through to the elite, following the success of its 5k competition last month. The ICF will have three new partners for the challenge – charity partner Peace and Sport, international canoe and kayak […]
  • Job Vacancies Performance – Australian Paddle Team August 6, 2020
    Join our Paddle Australia high performance program with some exciting job opportunities available to work within our highly successful Olympic and Paralympic teams. We currently have the following 3 roles advertised on Sportspeople: 1. Performance Support Manager: Position Description – Performance Support Manager Or click here for Performance Support Manager Position on Sportspeople. Closes: 28 […]
  • Canoe Sprint Team Optimistic One Year Out from Tokyo 2020+1 Olympic Games August 5, 2020
    This week the Tokyo 2020 Olympic canoe sprint competition was scheduled to take place, but following the postponement of the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, Paddle Australia’s Olympic canoe sprint paddlers will have to wait another year to line up at the start line at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway. The fourteen canoe sprint athletes […]
  • 2020/21 National Competition Calendar Update July 29, 2020
    In conjunction with the various Discipline Technical Committees (DTCs), Paddle Australia has been working to progress the calendar for National Level Competitions for the 2020/21 season. There is no doubt that these are challenging times for organising competitive sport and PA is extremely grateful for those who continue to dedicate their time to finding competition […]
  • Canoe Slalom Team Paddlers Stay Focussed with One Year to Go to Tokyo July 29, 2020
    Paddle Australia’s Olympic canoe slalom paddlers were supposed to be at the Tokyo 2020 start line this week for the Olympic canoe slalom competition, which was originally scheduled to take place from 26 – 31 July 2020.  But with the postponement of the Games by a full year back due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jessica Fox (NSW), Daniel […]