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


  • Paddle Tasmania COVID-19 Return to Paddling Guidelines Jul 12, 2020
    Version 4– Issued 28 June 2020 Overview Sport and active recreation and exercise play an important role in community development, connectiveness, and physical and mental health. Paddlers have been fortunate that solo (or appropriately physically distanced small group paddling), as regular exercise, has been permitted in Tasmania throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, and we know many […]
  • Kayak Skills Training Course Jun 19, 2020
    September 19 – 20, 2020 Where:  Day 1: Upper Mersey day 1  Day 2: Lea or North Esk or Mersey (depending on flows) Starting Time: Saturday 19th September – Meet at 9.00 am for a 9:30 am official start. Note: There are restrictions for people coming to Tasmania, all travelers must complete a G2G before entering […]