Welcome to the Derwent Canoe Club (DCC) and all things paddling in Southern Tasmania!

Our Vision:
To be recognised as a vibrant and inclusive paddle-sports club.
Our Purpose:
To promote and teach safe paddling in southern Tasmania.
To facilitate paddling activities between members.
Promote paddling for fun, fitness and competition.

To find out more click on the discipline links above or see the Facebook pages below.

Getting started

Are you a beginner wanting to learn to paddle ? Here are some options:

  • Paddling, Pals and Pizza
    A social paddling group for members to meet others in the club, learn paddling skills, play games, make friends and chat over a meal afterwards. Look for it over summer on the events section of our Facebook page.
  • Canoe Tasmania – Education
    Accredited courses run by Canoe Tasmania to learn paddling skills.
  • Paddle Power
    A great junior development program (adults also welcome).

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State News


  • Come and Try Kayaking – West Coast Paddle Club Dec 1, 2022
    Have you always wanted to have a go at paddling? Now’s your chance, the newly formed West Coast Paddling Club is holding a come and try day and its open to everyone. No charge.  Come along and: Learn basic paddling technique and control. Learn how to launch and land your craft Meet some West Coast […]
  • 2022 Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships Dec 31, 2021
    The 2022 Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships were held at Penrith during the last weekend in January. The event is the start of the competition period, with the Australian Open to be held at Penrith in February and the National Championships at Brady’s Lake in April.  Kate Eckhardt and Hamish Dalziel performed well finishing on the podium […]