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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  • Canoe Polo in Australia Sep 21, 2021
    Ian Beasley has captured the history of the sport in Australia in his work Canoe polo in Australia Note If you have a comment or would like to add to the story of Australia’s ongoing affair with canoe polo, contact Ian Beasley.
  • Seal Warning Sep 3, 2021
    Kayaks, Skis, SUPs, Sit on Tops – Give Fur Seals a Wide Berth The number of Australian Fur Seals in Tasmanian Waters have been increasing over the years and with it there is an increasing chance of encounters with seals when paddling. Fur Seals are common in the Derwent and D’ Entrecasteaux Channel, Bass Strait […]