2020/21 National Competition Status

Paddle Australia is continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation around Australia and its impact on the remainder of our national competition calendar for this season. As can be appreciated, we are confronted with a very fluid situation.  This means that numerous variations to the competition calendar have already been required, and further amendments may be necessary.  Decisions around whether National Level Competitions will proceed will be made in accordance with the criteria released in July 2020.

We understand that it can be hard for participants to continually keep up with the changes around competitions. For this reason, we have developed this page as a main point of information for our National Level Competitions.

The below table outlines the current status of all Paddle Australia National Level Competitions for the 2020/21 domestic season. This table will be updated as decisions are made and accordingly we encourage you to continue to check back on this page for any changes to competitions you are interested in attending.

Competition Date Status Next Steps Most recent update
2021 PA Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 1 11 – 13 December 2020 Cancelled
2021 PA Canoe Slalom Championships 8 – 10 January 2021 Cancelled
2021 PA Canoe Slalom Age Championships 15 – 17 January 2021 Postponed The PACSLTC will consider potential new dates for the competition in 2021.  An update will be provided by 31 March 2021. 18 January 2021
2021 Canoe Slalom Australian Open 12 -14 February 2021 Cancelled
2021 PA Canoe Freestyle Championships 12 – 14 February 2021 Postponed The PACFTC will review potential new dates for the competition in 2021 and provide an update by 31st March 2021. 18 January 2021
2021 PA Canoe Sprint Grand Prix 2 19 – 21 February 2021 Cancelled PaddleNSW is looking at hosting a competition at SIRC on 20 February 2021 for those able to participate. Head to the PaddleNSW website for more information on the competition. 18 January 2021
2021 Canoe Slalom Penrith Open Series (Non-Selection Event)  

Penrith Open 1 (20 – 21 February 2021)

Penrith Open 2 (6 – 7 March 2021)

Penrith Open 3 (13 – 14 March 2021)

Scheduled For further event information and entries, click here 2 February 2021
2021 Canoe Slalom Australian Team Selection Rescheduled to 16 – 18 April 2021 Scheduled The Canoe Slalom High Performance team and PACSLTC will meet four weeks prior to the rescheduled dates.  A further update will be provided by 19 March 2021. 29 January 2021
2021 PA Wildwater Canoeing Championships 6 – 8 March 2021 Postponed The Local Organising Committee will consider potential new dates for the competition in 2021.  An update will be provided by 31 March 2021. 18 January 2021
2021 PA Canoe Sprint Championships Rescheduled to 19/20 – 23 May 2021 Entries Open Event registration is now open, please click here 26 April 2021
2021 PA Canoe Marathon Championships 26 – 28 March 2021 Cancelled Paddle Victoria will host a competition for those able to participate. Further information on the competition will be provided on the Paddle Victoria website and this post when available. 3 March 2021
2021 PA Canoe Polo Championships 1 – 3 October 2021 4 March 2021
2021 PA Canoe Ocean Racing Championships TBC 18 January 2021