Sutherland Shire Canoe Club acknowledges the Dharawal speaking people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters 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


New Club 5K TT RECORD!

Lachie S set a new Junior 5k Time Trial record today (19 March 2023) of 23 min 04 sec beating the old record which...

Save the Dates for Our Big 2023 Paddle Events

Sutherland Shire Canoe Club / Dolls Point Paddlers will be hosting two major PaddleNSW events this year. Sunday 7th of May - The Dolls...

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...

RSS State News

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  • 2023 PaddleNSW Marathon State Championships 11 & 12 March 2023 February 27, 2023
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  • Paddling to NZ: Richard Barnes, Blue Moon February 23, 2023
    The journey of the first solo, unassisted, non-stop kayak crossing of the Tasman Sea. Submtted by Ian Wrenford On Saturday 18 February 2023, Richard Barnes paddled his kayak ‘Blue Moon’ into Riverton/Aparima New Zealand, having paddled some 2000km for the preceding 67 days from Hobart. This adventure marks the first solo, unassisted, non-stop  crossing of […]
  • Thanks & Farewell: PNSW Announces People Changes February 9, 2023
    There has been some recent movement on our Board with Karen Forbes and Bron Powell standing down for work and personal reasons. Karen served two separate periods on the Board, having been initially elected in 2016. Always the voice of reason, Karen has always been strong in workplace fairness and member protection issues. Bron was a Board Director for […]
  • Wonderful Wagga Bidgee Bash and Bidgee Dash Criterium Race 2023 February 8, 2023
    What a wonderful way to start the 2023 PaddleNSW Marathon Series – in Wagga last weekend. In its third consecutive year, Wagga Bidgee Canoe Club’s downriver race format in the Paddle NSW Marathon Series, is growing in popularity. The 2023 version held on the 4th and 5th of February, saw 105 paddlers line up for the “Bidgee […]

RSS National News

  • Entries Open for 2023 PA Canoe Slalom Championships March 27, 2023
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  • Council honours Jessica Fox OAM with plaque at ‘Olympic Playground’ March 27, 2023
    Penrith City Council has acknowledged the achievements of Canoe Slalom World and Olympic Champion Jessica Fox OAM, and her contributions to the local community, with a plaque unveiling at Penrith Whitewater Stadium last week. During the ceremony, Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen listed Jessica’s many accomplishments, in particular Jessica’s technically perfect run in the C1 Canoe […]
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