Paddle Australia (PA) is the national organisation responsible for the management, coordination,
development and promotion of canoe, kayak and paddle sports in Australia. PA represents the interests of
its members to government and the public.
PA is the peak sports body for these disciplines and is recognised by the International Canoe Federation (ICF);
Oceania Canoe Association (OCA); Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS);
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).
Paddle Australia and its Member Associations have an obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of
paddling in Australia as well as the health and well-being of athletes.
Paddle Australia and its Member Associations are committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethical
behaviour in all of their activities, and to promoting and supporting a culture of honest and ethical behaviour,
as well as best practice corporate governance.
Integrity encompasses all of the elements needed to preserve what is intrinsically of value about paddling
and to uphold the principles of safety, fairness, and inclusion in paddling. Furthermore, the organisation must
ensure that it complies with both internal and external rules, regulatory requirements and laws in an ethical
and responsible manner to ensure the efficient and effective governance of the sport.
The complete Expression of Interest document can be found here