Membership 2014/15

Paddle NSW offers annual memberships based on the financial year (1 July to 30 June). The following categories indicate the various membership types and the fee payable for a financial year membership.

Paddle NSW, at the discretion of the Board, may decide to open new memberships prior to 1 July in any particular year. In these circumstances the membership fee will be marginally greater than the amount listed below to align with the extra months of membership.

Member Category

Paddle NSW National Competition Member – compete at state, national or Australian Canoeing Events.

PaddleNSW Member – eligible to participate in all PaddleNSW Events only.

Paddle NSW National Competition Member - Adult $99

Paddle NSW National Competition Member - Junior 12 to 17 yrs $77

Paddle NSW Member (CLUB MEMBER) - Adult $66

Paddle NSW Member (CLUB MEMBER) - Junior 12 to 17 yrs $50

DIRECT Paddle NSW Member (NON CLUB MEMBER) - Adult $88
(Only club members are eligible for PNSW competitive events.)



If you become a member of PaddleNSW, here are some of the benefits you will receive as a member:

Club Membership information including access to affiliated club facilities, club kayaks and equipment
Access to regular recreational paddles
Eligibility to enter State (Club Member) and National Championship Titles (PNSW National Competition Member category only)
Public liability insurance
Personal Accident Insurance whilst participating in any endorsed/ sanctioned PaddleNSW activity
PaddleNSW membership keytag
Discounted coaching courses
Discounted Instructor courses linked to the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme
Discounted event entry PaddleNSW sanctioned events only
Access to our extensive club and social network
PaddleNSW electronic E news
Australian Canoeing weekly E news containing Australian and international information and updates


By becoming a new member you will also assist us with improving our advocacy initiatives on behalf of our membership base. The more members we have the bigger our voice will be. In 2011 we became an official Boating Safety Partner with Maritime NSW. We also have a seat on the Recreational Vessels Advisory Group (RVAG) that comprises representatives of peak recreational user groups, including Yachting NSW, Australian Power Boat Association, NSW Rowing Association, NSW Water-Ski Association and Boat Owners' Association of NSW as well as representatives from Marine Rescue NSW and NSW Police.


PaddleNSW is affiliated with Australian Canoeing, which means that every PaddleNSW member is also a member of Australian Canoeing. Those members of PaddleNSW, who wish to compete in National Championships in any paddlesport, or to seek selection in National Teams, must be PNSW National Competition Member.

Please note the following:-

Children under 12 years are free, if included on their parent’s membership application. Please add their name and date of birth to your membership application.
Postal Membership – please add an administration fee of $5

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