West Lakes Canoe Club

Est. 1978.
Kayaking and canoeing is an extremely rewarding sport and pastime that offers many exciting pathways. The physical benefits of participating in this challenging outdoor activity are many, and the pure enjoyment of a paddling session, whether it is part of an elite training program or just simply to get out on the water for fun, makes paddling the perfect release from the demands of our daily lives.


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The West Lakes Canoe Club provides an excellent environment for developing paddlers who wish to compete. Our coaching structure, facilities and equipment will provide you with every opportunity to go as far as you wish in the sport.

However, the club is not just about competing; it’s also a fantastic recreational pastime with enormous health benefits and great adventure. Our club holds and participates in many events through the year to help you get the most out of paddling. These events enables members to meet other paddlers, share experiences and learn more about the opportunities that canoe-kayaking provides, in a safe and inclusive environment.

There are also training groups that regularly paddle together and provide guidance, support and encouragement to each other as they strive to reach goals or simply paddle for the enjoyment.


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West Lakes Canoe Club has a proud history of being one of the top competitive clubs in Australia. Fact - we won top club in Australia from 2016 to 2018 for the Sprint National Championships. We also have a very high level of representation on National Teams every year.

These teams include Para-Canoe, under-23 and Junior World Championships, World Marathon competitions and the Olympic Hopes Regatta for emerging junior athletes aged 15 to 17 years.

Canoe – Kayak Racing

Our club can enter all official boats (K1, K2, K4, C1, C2 and C4) in the sprint events. With volunteer help, we are able...

All Stars morning paddles

The All-stars paddle on the glorious west lakes in the mornings followed up by coffee at The Red Mill Bakehouse. Club members can come and...

Come and try Saturdays

Want to see if joining West Lakes Canoe club is for you? Regular Come and Try Sessions on Saturday’s usually 8.30 to 10 am for...