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


  • Dan Watkins makes final in Olympics debut. Jul 27, 2021
    Dan Watkins, member of the Derwent Canoe Club, made the 2021 Tokyo Olympic C1 finals. He came 2nd in the semi finals and placed 9th in the finals. A great effort. We might be a bit biased but watching him at the 2021 Olympics we reckon Dan will be someone to look out for in […]
  • 11th COVID-19 2021 Update for the sport and recreation sector Jul 23, 2021
    Tasmanian COVID-19 update – 22 July 2021 As of Tuesday 20 July 2021 Tasmania currently has strong border controls in place for the entirety of Victoria and New South Wales. Tasmania also has restrictions in place for a number of high risk sites in Queensland. South Australia has reported five locally acquired cases and  announced […]