Each month when I’m writing my update, it gives me a chance to reflect on the tremendous month that was and August has been no different.

As the dust settles on the 2022 Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships I’d like to extend my congratulations to our entire high performance team at Paddle Australia. It really was an outstanding campaign by all 26 athletes, who brought home 10 medals.

Back at home, it was wonderful to see our Wildwater community reunited again at the 2022 Canoe Wildwater National Championships on the Avon River in Western Australia. On behalf of Paddle Australia I’d like to thank all the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators for a wonderful competition.

Click here to read the full update from Paddle Australia CEO Phil Jones

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Yours in Paddling,
Paddle Australia
7Plus to livestream finals of 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup

Paddle Australia is pleased to announce the Seven Network as the official streaming partner of the remaining events on the 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup tour.

The deal will see the canoe, kayak and extreme slalom finals at the World Cup Final streamed live on 7plus, after a successful first weekend of streaming the World Cup in Pau, France. Read more >>>

Nominations open for 2022 Paddle Australia Annual Awards

Paddle Australia is excited to announce that nominations for the 2022 Paddle Australia Awards are now open. 

The Annual Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions of the paddling community across a 12 month period.

After two years of online events, Paddle Australia is also pleased to confirm the 2022 Annual Awards will be held in person on Saturday 29 October at the Stamford Plaza (Sydney Airport Hotel). Find out more >>>

Paddle Australia launches membership verification tool with Webscorer

It will now be easier than ever to verify membership for paddle event registrations, with Paddle Australia introducing its new membership verification tool in Webscorer.

Event organisers (Affiliated Clubs, Discipline Technical Committees and State Paddle Associations) requiring the competition management capabilities of Webscorer can now verify the membership status of registrants using a newly developed API integration between Webscorer and Paddle Australia’s Membership & Events Portal. Find out more >>>

#MyPaddleOz | On The Water with Canoe Sprint Officials Tracey Tapscott and Mark Bulmer

The ICF 2022 Canoe Sprint World Championships in Canada have just wrapped up and Australia had a hugely successful campaign, and it wasn’t just our Aussie athletes flying the flag.

Mark Bulmer and Tracey Tapscott also travelled to Halifax for an International Technical Officials training course.

Successful applicants and passionate volunteers attended the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships at Lake Banook to take on the ITO training course and become qualified officials. Find out more >>>

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PaddleNSW Expedition Planning for Kayak Adventures Webinar

Join Paddle NSW for a monthly online session with a sea kayaking focus. The course will fully cover the planning requirements of the PAQS Sea Skills Award and links to related resources for practical exercises related to each session will be provided.

  • 13 Sep "Chart and Map Interpretation"
  • 11 Oct "Dealing with Natural Phenomena"
  • 8 Nov "Navigating from the Cockpit"

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PaddleTAS Upcoming Events

From the North Esk River in Launceston, to iconic Cradle Mountain, Paddle Tasmania are hosting a week-long paddling festival and an adventure like no other with two iconic Paddling events in September.

North Esk Paddle Fest

Lea Extreme Race

Happy Valley Reservoir Come and Try a success

Paddle SA recently partnered with SA Water to deliver a series of public Come and Try paddling sessions at Happy Valley reservoir during Adelaide National Park City Month. The program was part of the Green Adelaide project which has a charter to create a cooler, greener, and climate-resilient Adelaide.

A team of dedicated Paddle SA instructors delivered the one hour lessons to more than 60 enthusiasts over a series of mid-week and Sunday sessions.

Update on the National Integrity Framework

On 1 July 2022, Paddle Australia commenced the National Integrity Framework (including the below policies), as part of its proactive approach to mitigate integrity threats and provide a safe, fair and healthy environment for participants at all levels.  

  • Child Safeguarding Policy
  • Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy
  • Improper Use of Drugs and Medicines Policy
  • Member Protection Policy
  • Complaints, Disputes and Discipline Policy
To complement the National Integrity Framework, Paddle Australia has also adopted the Conduct and Disciplinary, Personal Grievances and Code of Behaviour Policies.

With these policies now in effect at all levels across all States, we encourage members to familiarise themselves with the current policies and complaints procedure via the Paddle Australia sport integrity webpage and Sport Integrity Australia website.
Paddle Australia welcomes Liam Bourke as its National Integrity Manager and Complaints Manager.  Liam is responsible for implementing the National Integrity Framework and is currently working with each State Paddle Association to deliver a national training program later this year. 
If you have any questions about the National Integrity Framework or integrity matters generally, please get in touch with Liam at
5 things to know about the 2022 Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

The 2022 Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships get underway in Szeged, Hungary this weekend.

We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know, and how to stay up to date as our Aussies fly the flag. Find out more >>>

Three medals for Fox at ICF World Cup in France

More gold for Olympic champion Jessica Fox over the weekend at the ICF World Cup in Pau, France, with the Australian winning a total of three medals, two golds in kayak slalom and extreme slalom and a bronze in the canoe final.

It was the penultimate event of the 2022 season, with the World Cup Final set to be held in La Seu, Spain from 2-4 September 2022.

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Golden finish for Australia at ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships

Australia capped off their 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships campaign in sensational style with two gold and one bronze medal on the final day of racing in Canada.

Dual Olympian Aly Bull produced two gold medals, kicking off with the Women’s K1 1000 before teaming up with Jackson Collins to take gold in Mixed K2 500. Olympic champions Tom Green and Jean van der Westhuyzen once again paired up to finish with the bronze medal in the Men’s K2 500. 

The three medals on the final day of racing took Australia’s medal tally from the World Championships to seven, with three gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Read more >>>

Jessica Fox defends World Champion title at ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

Jess Fox has wrapped up the 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships winning gold and adding another silver medal on an exciting final day of racing in Germany. 

In an impressive performance, Fox defended her 2021 World Champion title in the extreme slalom after coming second in the women’s canoe (WC1) earlier in the day, bringing her overall world championships medal tally to three after already winning silver in the women’s K1 (WK1) on Saturday. 

Extreme canoe slalom will premier as an Olympic event at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and after two subsequent world championship titles, Fox is firming up as one of the favourites. Read more >>>

Paddle Australia announce 2022 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships team

Paddle Australia (PA) is pleased to confirm the Australian team for the upcoming 2022 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Championships.

Being held from 6-9 October in Viana Do Castelo, Portugal, it will be the first time Australian athletes have participated in the event since 2019. Read more >>>

Paddle Smart

Let someone know before you go and tell them where you are going, your departure point and when you intend to return. If you change your plans, let them know

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Ocean paddler Bonnie Hancock completed her World Record attempt of paddling around Australia on a surf ski - 12,700km surf ski circumnavigation of mainland Australia.

Simply share your paddling videos, photos and stories across social media, tagging #MyPaddleOZ and @paddle_australia for the chance to be featured.

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