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 canoeing.

Why not come along to a “Come and Try” and have a go.

Attached dates are anticipate come and try dates.

To become a member we require all people to do an Induction.

This allows people to be introduced to the club facilities, the boats and equipment available and a brief under some of the basis strokes most canoeist’s would like to master to make canoeing more enjoyable. This is usually run over two Saturday or Sunday mornings for about 3-4 hours each morning. The induction sessions can often be amended to prospective members 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 Maribynong.

A charge is levied for these sessions.


Essendon Canoe Club membership runs on a financial year basis from 1st July through to the 30 June each year. Therefore all memberships will cease to be current on the 30 June.

You should receive and email from Australian Canoeing a week or so prior to the end of the year confirming your Australian Canoeing Log on and password details. This information is also available from Canoeing Victoria

Please see the below fee structure for the forthcoming year. Their 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 from two components. A portion of which goes to the club and a portion goes to Canoeing Victoria, Details of the amount that goes to Canoeing Victoria can be found on their web site or ask a committee members. An ” Early Bird” discount is available to many classes of membership for those re joining in July.

All members are required to pay a “Helper Levy” (NHL). This is refundable when you help with any activity at the club and we will try to give plenty of opportunity 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 log onto the Australian Canoeing web site

Paddle Australia Link

You can also do this through the email from Australian e or via Canoeing 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 ( Their is a surcharge by the credit card company) or choose to receive an invoice via your email and then pay by direct deposit to our account or by cheque.

Otherwise come down and see us at our sign in days. Check the ECC news for dates and times.

ECC Membership Fees 2020/2021

Membership Process

Induction Program Indemnity

Induction Program

Extra Membership Information

Childsafe Code of Conduct