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 keep our members and visitors, young and old, safe and well.
  • Don’t paddle or come to the clubhouse if you’re unwell, awaiting test results, are required to be isolating, etc.
  • Practice safe distancing and good hand hygiene (hand sanitiser is available)
  • Minimise the time you are in the boat shed and kitchen and try to keep the number of people in these indoor areas to an absolute minimum
  • Club equipment must be cleaned before it is returned to the shed
  • It’s recommended that you wear a mask when you can’t maintain safe distancing
  • Above all, please use common sense and err on the side of caution


PUBLIC NOTICE – Dolls Point Classic, Sunday 7 August 2022

Please click this link to view the Public Notice for the 2022 Dolls Point Classic The race starts and ends at the beach outside the...

SUTHERLAND SHIRE CANOE CLUB INC. – Notice of the 50th Annual General Meeting  

The 2022 AGM will be held on Sunday 31st July, 2022 – 10.30am (after the time trial) At the club rooms, Burnum Burnum Reserve. For More...

Woronora Marathon, Saturday 15 July – 5k lap course map

Woronora Marathon (Saturday 16 July) ** 5K LAP COURSE VIDEO**. Racers in all Divisions will be paddling 5k laps of this new course. Racers...

Updated Public Notice for the Woronora Marathon, Saturday 16 July, 2022

UPDATED PUBLIC NOTICE for the Woronora Kayak Marathon this Saturday 16 July. To minimise our impact on local residents, we have altered the course....

COURSE CHANGE for the Woronora Marathon 16 July, 2022

We have altered the course to minimise our impact on flood affected homes in the area. Racers will paddle 5km laps starting near the boat...

RSS State News

  • Myall Classic 17th September August 11, 2022
    The Myall Classic is an annual marathon paddling event with a 17 year heritage. The event starts and finishes at Tea Gardens, and caters for competitive and recreational paddlers. The 2022 Myall Classic is being hosted/run by Lane Cove River Kayakers, long time supporters and participants in this race.  The Myall Classic offers 12km, 27km […]
  • PaddleNSW Leaders and Coaches Conference August 11, 2022
    The results of the 2021 PNSW Survey of Paddle Educators in NSW suggested that it was time for a face-to-face Conference where PAQs and Coaches could get together, learn new things and share experiences. After covid restrictions were lifted, Lynn Parker (PAQs Coordinator) and Margi Böhm (Coach Coordinator) organised a 1.5 day event in mid […]
  • Strong NSW Contingent at Wildwater Championships August 9, 2022
    The National Wildwater championships were held on the Avon River Western Australia last weekend and a contingent of 4 NSW and 6 VIC paddlers made the trek over and distinguished themselves exceptionally well in some fierce competition.  The weather really tuned it on with a lot of rain making both the Classic and sprint courses […]
  • 2022 PaddleNSW AGM August 9, 2022
    We advise the 2022 PaddleNSW Annual General Meeting shall be conducted online on 22nd September 2022 commencing at 7:30pm. Agenda and details are on the Notice. As is customary, elections shall be held for PNSW Board Directors. Contact the State Office if you are interested in this role. Additionally this year, proposed amendments to the […]
  • Woronora’s first Marathon in 3 years, despite the hurdles August 8, 2022
    Sutherland Shire Canoe Club (SSCC) has finally run its annual kayak marathon race for PaddleNSW (PNSW) after two years of COVID cancellations – including the 2021 race being halted as the state ‘locked down’ on the day it was scheduled to run. This year’s race, held on Saturday 16th July, was Round seven of PNSW’s […]

RSS National News

  • Paddle Australia announce 2022 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships team August 11, 2022
    Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to confirm the Australian team for the upcoming 2022 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships. Being held from 6-9 October in Viana Do Castelo, Portugal, it will be the first time Australian athletes have participated in the event since 2019. Mackenzie Hynard is back on the Australian team for 2022 […]
    Australia has capped off their 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships campaign in sensational style with two gold and one bronze medal on the final day of racing in Canada. Dual Olympian Aly Bull produced two gold medals, kicking off with the Women’s K1 1000 before teaming up with Jackson Collins to take […]
    Australia’s medal haul at the ICF Canoe Sprint Championships in Canada continued overnight, with silver in the Men’s K1 500 and Women’s K4 500.  Olympic champion Jean van der Westhuyzen delivered an impressive final in the men’s K1 500 to win the silver medal, behind Czech Republic’s Josef Dostal.  Almost a year to the day […]
    Paralympian Dylan Littlehales has secured bronze medal in Men’s KL3 200 at the ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships in Canada.  In a fiercely contested final, the race came down to a photo finish with nothing separating the top three.  At the halfway mark of the World Championships, Australia has secured two medals with […]
    Australia has continued its impressive form at the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Canada, with all Aussies advancing in their respective disciplines.  Following on from day one success that saw Paracanoe sensation Ben Sainsbury claim gold at his World Championships debut, Australia continued to deliver impressive form on the world stage.  The […]