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

  • GP2 Replacement Regatta March 1, 2021
    After it was decided to cancel the GP2 regatta in Sydney, 20th Feb, Paddle NSW and NSWIS joined forces to create an opportunity for athletes to still get on the course and race. Racing at this regatta was focused on the 500m distance, consistent with the changes to the Olympic program for 2024 and beyond. […]
  • Paddling in 2021 and beyond… February 26, 2021
    Hello Members and paddling enthusiasts, The uncertainty and frustration of 2020 is behind us, and thankfully we are fully into paddling mode in 2021. A magnificent PNSW Marathon Series opener was held in Wagga last weekend, with great appreciation to host club WBCC. That Series continues at Windsor next month, together with our PNSW Harbour […]
  • SSCC Cleans 40kg Rubbish at Bonnet Bay February 25, 2021
    A crew from Sutherland Shire Canoe Club kayaked over to a beach opposite the Bonnett Bay boat ramp to do a clean-up on Sunday the 21st February. We just couldn’t believe how much rubbish there was over there, especially for an area which can only be reached by water. Around 40 kilos of rubbish were […]
  • Seabird Rescue February 25, 2021
    Yvette Graf from Southside Paddlers also volunteers for Australian Seabird Rescue. Here she is pictured receiving an injured pelican last month. The pelican had her wing damaged by fishing line, while her mate had an even worse outcome – his head was entangled in fishing line underwater and he drowned. Millie, named after the milponds […]
  • Sprint State Champs Wrap Up February 25, 2021
    We were lucky to be able to hold our Sprint State Championships on the 16 and 17th Jan, as the COVID19 lockdown kept many of our athletes isolated and off the water till a week before the regatta.  After the last minute cancellation of our PNSW GP1 regatta we were prepared for the worst, but […]

RSS National News

  • River Canoe Club’s Amazing Efforts in Trip Preparation, Water Safety and Community Wellbeing February 26, 2021
    By Andy Singh On Sunday 24 January 2021, six RCC members participated in a club paddle to loop Sydney Harbour from Rose Bay to Little Manly. The risk management plan highlighted the dangers of motor vessels on a January Sunday with good weather forecast and the rising wind in the afternoon. The trip commenced as […]
  • Tasmanian Paddle Week 2021 February 25, 2021
    By Russell Horton Paddle Week 2021 was a buzz for me and the hundreds other kayakers and rafters who joined in. This was a whitewater extravaganza – Hydro Tasmania provided scheduled water releases on 4 rivers over 8 days, creating a beautiful whitewater kayaking holiday. We started off at the Upper Mersey Whitewater Course, a grade […]
  • 2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships Rescheduled February 16, 2021
    At their meeting on 13th February, the Board of Paddle Australia (PA) made the difficult decision to support a recommendation that the 2021 PA Canoe Sprint  Championships, scheduled for 17 – 21 March 2021, should be postponed. The decision, taken consistent with the criteria published by PA in July 2020 and after input from the PA Canoe Sprint […]
  • 2020/21 National Competition Update February 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.  […]
  • Going to Extremes: New Paris 2024 Extreme Canoe Slalom to Debut at Penrith Whitewater Stadium February 15, 2021
    Three and half years out from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Paddle Australia is launching its Olympic Extreme Canoe Slalom campaign with the new Olympic canoeing event to premier at the Penrith Open Canoe Slalom Series which is set to kick off on the weekend. While the Tokyo 2020+1 Australian Olympic canoe slalom team of Jessica […]