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 canoeists would like to master to make canoeing more enjoyable. This is usually run over two Saturday 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. These sessions are free for members.


Essendon Canoe Club membership run on a rolling basis from the date of payment. You should receive and 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. 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 Paddle Victoria, Details of the amount that goes to Canoeing Victoria can be found on their web site or ask a committee members. 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 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 Paddle Australia web site Paddle Australia Link You can also do this through the 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 2020/2021 Membership Process Induction Program Indemnity Induction Program Childsafe Code of Conduct