This is the latest news from Queensland Canoeing. We are the peak, state body for QLD and exist to promote,support and coordinate all levels and all types of paddlesport in Queensland.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

On behalf of Queensland Canoeing Board and Staff, I would like to thank all committees, clubs, members, paddlers, partners and supporters for their efforts over the past year.

We wish everyone a very safe and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Queensland Canoeing Office will be closed over Christmas/New Year from 12 noon Friday 23 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

We are looking forward to another action packed year in 2017!

Jerry Dunn
QC President

Latest News 


Shaun Stephens Named Australian Canoeing National Performance Director

Australian Canoeing is pleased to announce Shaun Stephens as the new National Performance Director, commencing the role on 9th Jan 2017. Stephens joins AC having recently served as Performance Manager at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)  … Read more.

2016 Queensland Sports Awards Winners

Queensland Govt Funding Announced

Queensland Canoeing will receive $300,000 funding over the next 3 years under the Queensland State Government Sport and Recreation State Development Program.

This funding will enable QC to continue to provide resources to members and clubs across the state, building on participation initiatives to increase participation in our sport across all ages.

Qld Canoeing would like to thank the Palaszczuk Government and the Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt for their ongoing commitment to sport and recreation in Queensland


Wood And Reynolds Complete Clean Sweep Of Grand Prix Titles

2016 Rio Olympian Jordan Wood and Paralympic silver medallist Amanda Reynolds have completed incredible clean sweeps of individual medals at the opening Australian Canoeing Grand Prix in Adelaide. 22-year-old Wood on Sunday added the K1 200 title to the K1 500 and K1 1000 titles he won earlier on the weekend. 

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2016 Queensland Sports Awards Winners

Congratulations to Queensland Sport Award nominee's Curtis McGrath and Andrea King. Well done to Curtis McGrath who beat a stellar field to win the inaugural Queensland Academy of Sport Peter Lacey Award for Excellence. Read more.

Club News & Events

Successful Canoeing Clubs - Get Going Club Grants (Round 5)

A big congratulations to the following clubs who were successful in Round 5 of the Qld State Govt Get Going Clubs Grants. Read more

Qld Canoeing acknowledges the support of the Queensland Government in providing funding to Qld canoe clubs to increase participation in sport and recreation activities.

Building Stronger Communities Grants Program: Open Now!

Building Stronger Communities Grants Program: Open Now!

The Brisbane City Council 'Building Stronger Communities Grants Program' funding is available for up to $7,500 for Organisational Development grants and up to $100,000 for Community Facility Maintenance or Development grants. Applications close on Monday 6 February 2017…  Read more.

Save the date - 2017 Tingalpa Trot

Save the date - 2017 Tingalpa Trot

Wynnum Redlands Canoe Club will be hosting the Tingalpa Trot on the Sunday 12 February 2017 - Keep the date free! A five or ten kilometre marathon race through the mystery mangroves of the Tingalpa Creek. More information to follow. Read more.

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Queensland Events & News

Register for State Sprints Now

Registration for our 2017 Qld Canoe Sprint State Championships at Lake Coomera is open now. Get your early bird rates by registering before 31 Dec 2016.  ... Read more.

2017 Queensland Ocean Racing Championships

2017 Qld Ocean Racing Championships

The Queensland Ocean Racing Championships will be contested as part of the Gold Coast Classic Ocean Race on Saturday 7th January 2017.

Queensland Canoeing will present state medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd for all Ocean Ski divisions. The Gold Coast Classic Ocean Race forms part of the Australian Ocean Racing Series… Read more.

Canoe Polo Oceania nominations extended to 30 December

Canoe Polo Oceania nominations extended to 30 December

Nominations for player, coach, manager or selector for Oceania 2017 have been extended to 30 December. Last chance! 

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Recreation & Education Update


QC Education Calendar

Queensland Canoeing education calendar for the 2017 is now available, including Skills Training, Lifeguard, Flat-water Guide Training and … Read more.

Recreation Page Now Live

Recreation Page Now Live

Queensland Canoeing's new Recreation Page is now up and running. You can book into recreation programs that we run online. 

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# Play-it-Safe


SEQ Water together with Queensland Canoeing, Surf Life Saving Queensland, Emergency Services and other local groups took part in the annual ‘Play it safe day’ at Lake Wivenhoe.

On 22 November, around 600 kids and 110 teachers and helpers from across South East Queensland were first to take advantage of the new facilities at Billies Bay.… Read more.

Gone For Shore

Gone For Shore

A Sea Kayaking Guide to Northern Queensland by Tim Trehearn Gone for Shore offers a very unique perspective of one of the most spectacularly beautiful regions on the planet – the tropical coastline of northern Queensland and the islands and reefs of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read more.

Just a reminder...

Call out for all Paddlesport event calendar dates!

Call out for all Paddlesport event calendar dates!

We would love to keep our online calendar up to date with all paddle sport events being run around Queensland. Read more.     

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