Essendon Canoe Club Inc (ECC) is a friendly and well-equipped club catering to the needs of individual and family paddlers. Located in Woods St Ascot Vale, on the Maribyrnong River. We welcome anyone that would like to participate in Canoeing or Kayaking to become a member. Membership is available to the first-timer to the Olympian, from the very young to the not so young – all people can enjoy paddling. Why not come along to a “Come and Try” and have a go. The attached are anticipated come and try dates. To become a member we ask all prospective members to contact the club at Once prospective members have paid full fees we require all people to do an Induction. This allows people to be introduced to the club facilities, the boats and equipment available and do a course on basic strokes most canoeists need to paddle safely and enjoyably. This is usually run over two Saturday mornings for about 3-4 hours each morning. The induction sessions can sometimes be amended to prospective member’s available time and requirements. Please make sure you bring a change of clothes to these sessions as part of the induction is a “Wet Exit” into the Maribyrnong. These sessions are free for members.


Essendon Canoe Club runs membership on a rolling basis from the date of payment. You should receive an email from Paddle Australia a week or so prior to the end of the year confirming your Paddle Australia Log-on and password details. This information is also available from Paddle Victoria. Please see the below fee structure for the forthcoming year. There are a number of different categories of membership. Please check that you are renewing as the most appropriate membership for your type of canoeing. For members that are not aware, your club membership fee is made up of two components. A portion of which goes to the club and a portion goes to Paddle Victoria, Details of the amount that goes to Canoeing Victoria can be found on their website or ask a committee member. All members are required to pay a “Helper Levy” (NHL) of $75. This is refundable when you help with any activity at the club and we will try to give plenty of opportunities to get a refund. Please also remember to pay any additions that may be applicable to your membership. Ie boat storage, Paddle storage. To renew your membership, log onto the Paddle Australia website Paddle Australia Link You can also do this through email from Paddle Australia or Paddle Victoria. Once logged on check that all the details are correct and have included all the extra such as the NHL. Payment can be via credit card (there is a surcharge by the credit card company) or paid directly into the ECC account (see account details under the fees link). Check the ECC news for dates and times. ECC Membership Fees 2021 Membership Process Induction Program Indemnity Induction Program Childsafe Code of Conduct