About Us

Swan Canoe Club is one the oldest canoe and kayak clubs in Australia, starting in 1966 on Perth Water and moving to Mosman Park in about 1970.

We are also one the largest clubs in Australia with around 400 active members paddling many different types of craft.  Many are recreational paddlers enjoying our wonderful location for paddling on protected flat waters, but we also have a core of very competitive paddlers in several classes who compete at State, National and International levels. Our membership includes World Champions and Olympians for example, and our more adventurous members enjoy sea kayaking, maybe white water in winter and wonderful trips away to a variety of locations around the State.

We have an active program for junior paddlers teaching them both flat and white water skills, as well as running regular lessons for anyone run by our accredited coaches.

Our Club is run by our members, and members are expected to volunteer for jobs during each year since it is a massive job, so please keep this in mind if considering joining.

Open Day at Swan Canoe Club, October 2014

When you join SCC as a member you gain access to a wonderful resource in a premier location in Perth:


Top floor:

  • Large open meeting area with kitchen, and balcony overlooking river (licensed for 100 people).
  • Audio-visual system – data projector and large screen; DVD/BluRay, TV tuner & radio connected to loud speakers
  • Gas BBQ, table tennis
  • Note that this area can be hired for daytime corporate events and training (but not for parties or weddings)

Ground floor:

  • Foyer & notice board area
  • Toilets, hot showers & change rooms
  • Storage racks for about 300 canoes and kayaks (Club and member boats)

Boats: About 70 Club craft (short through long kayaks of many types, singles and doubles, surf skis, guppies) for member’s free use when paddled from the Club rooms, or to hire when transported away from Club.

Club boats and facilities are NOT TO BE USED BY NON-MEMBERS.

The key purpose of Club boats is for members to have access to a variety of boats to paddle (from the Club rooms) prior to purchasing their own craft, and not for members to use in perpetuity. It is expected that members will purchase their own craft in a reasonable time frame if boat spaces are available.

The Club will hire boats to members for sanctioned Club activities which include Club organised training courses and Club trips. The Club may also hire boats for some low damage risk private paddles and races. The final decision will be made by the Boat Hire Officer and/or the Club Committee.

Slalom gates: On the river adjacent to Club with night lighting.

Storage: For $175 a year, members can store their own boat in the boat racks. See here for more details.

Where are we: 17 Johnson Parade, Mosman Park just south of Mosmans Restaurant. Park in the Jabe Dodd Park carpark, and walk down the stairs to the Clubrooms.

Public transport:

By Train (Perth-Fremantle line):

From Mosman Park train station walk down Glyde St to the river (i.e. head east), and the club is about 100m to the right, just past Mosmans Restaurant – about a 1.5km walk.

By Bus (Bus # 107 – rather infrequent from either Perth Bus Station or Fremantle):

Passes with about 0.5km when in Palmerston St – get off near Glyde St and again walk east towards the river.

Our Club run with volunteers so if you can help for even a small job, please email us.

Any enquiries can be made to our Admin Officer – please email admin@swancanoeclub.org.au.

To become a member, see here.

Important Roles

President Julia Davies
Vice President Kerry Hughes
Secretary Geoff Emery
Treasurer Kate Vyvyan
Administrative Officer Isabella Choate and Demi O’Brien
Head of Training and Development  –


Postal Address PO Box 99, COTTESLOE, WA, 6011
Email admin@swancanoeclub.org.au
Phone 0466 677 497
Club Activities Regular training courses by accredited instructors, weekend social paddles and club trips. See our calendar for upcoming events and courses.

You can download and read our Constitution here.