About Us

Office Location:

Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Building

McGillivray Road

Mt Claremont WA 6010

Postal Address:

PO Box 28

Floreat Forum WA 6014

Phone:

(08) 9285 8501

Bank account details:

Bank: ANZ

Account Name: Paddle Western Australia

BSB: 016305 A/C: 526168705

Staff

Executive Officer   Rosalie Evanseo@paddlewa.asn.au

Development Officer  Olivia Haynes.  develop@paddlewa.asn.au

Administration Assistant Yale Steinepreis. admin@paddlewa.asn.au

Paddle WA Board:

All Paddle WA Board Members.  board@paddlewa.asn.au (not for PWA Office Staff)

 

***OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm ***

Our Vision:

To be a thriving cohesive paddling community in Western Australia that embraces the dimension of paddling as a sport: adventure, recreation and competition.

Our Purpose:

To introduce and promote paddling in West Australia through participation in the activity of paddling: for health, enjoyment, friendship, challenge and achievement.

Our Community:

• Paddle WA a non-profit organisation affiliated with Paddle Australia.
• Our community is made up of many constituents including but not limited to clubs, disciplines, committees, volunteers, coaches, the Paddle Academy, the Board and the staff.
• We represent the interests of a range of disciplines including marathon, slalom, sprint, sea kayaking, ocean racing, wild water and work collaboratively with other paddling organisations.
• Our membership includes over 2408 active club members of all ages, abilities and interests across the dimensions of adventure, competition and recreation.
• The 11 clubs are located across Perth and the South West of W.A.

 

By joining Paddle Western Australia Inc, you become part of a professionally run organisation and receive:

  • National and State recognised Affiliation to Paddle Australia (PA) and Paddle Western Australia Inc (PWA)
  • Public liability insurance
    | A summary of all of the insurance policies, a Certificate of Currency and inclusions/exclusions can be found here. |
  • Personal Accident Insurance whilst participating in any endorsed/sanctioned PWA activity
  • Discounted coaching courses run by Olympic Coach Ramon Andersson
  • Discounted Instructor courses linked to the Paddle Australia Award Scheme, by an PA qualified assessor
  • Discounted event entry Paddle WA sanctioned events only
  • Eligibility to enter State and National Championship Titles
  • Eligibility for selection to teams representing Western Australia and Australia
  • Paddle WA weekly E-news
  • Links to other relevant external organisations
  • You also get fantastic discounts from Paddle Australia’s PaddlePals which you can view here

Where does my registration fee go?

Your club membership fee is made up of a State Association fee, a national membership fee, and a fee to your club. This means you have a three-tiered system of support for your paddling activities.

Paddle Western Australia acknowledges the contribution made to the sport by its Life Members:

Benny Bennion **

Bevan Dashwood

Bill Davis

Peter Dear

Bill Hine **

Greg Kaeding

Hetty Snowball **

Les Taylor

Terry Bolland

Robyn Khorshid

John Mulcahy

Peter Martin

Neville Hine

Margaret Jeffery

Ramon Andersson

Marion Ewing

Christian Thompson

Judith Thompson

**deceased

Policies

Meetings

Event Endorsement Process

This is the process for obtaining endorsement from Paddle WA to run an event.  If you require any help working the process or completing the forms and risk assessments please contact the Paddle WA office during business hours. In addition Paddle WA board members would be delighted to meet with the organising committee outside of normal business hours to assist.

The event organisers need to:

  1. Complete the Event Summary Document EP001 (including event plan and budget forecast) which is available on the Paddle WA website under the documents section of this page.
  1. Lodge the EP001 form with the Paddle WA office as early as possible however a minimum of 90 days prior to the proposed event (The Paddle WA board will review the document at the next board meeting and either reject the event immediately or advise the event organisers to continue to proceed through the Event Endorsement process).
  1. Conduct a Hazard and Risk Analysis (HRA) for the event as per the procedure and template tools available on the Paddle WA web site at the following location:

Paddle WA Risk Management

  1. Read and understand the Paddle Australia’s Safety Guidelines which are available on the Paddle Australia website at the following location:

Risk Management and Occupational Health and Safety

  1. Work through the Paddle Australia Safety Checklist – General which is available on the Paddle Australia website at the following location:

Editable Version

  1. Work through the most appropriate discipline-specific Paddle Australia Safety Checklist(s) which are available on the Paddle Australia website at the following location:

Editable Versions:
Marathon     Polo    Slalom  Wildwater

  1. For steps 5 & 6 ensure that how each item will be addressed is documented.  If any items do not need to be addressed or are not applicable then ensure the reason why this is the case is documented (note that hand marking up a copy of the checklists and adding any new measures to the HRA is sufficient documentation).
  1. Prepare an event plan.
  1. Update the Event Summary Document EP001.  Compile the Event Plan, HRA and safety checklist documents together and send a copy of all completed documentation to Paddle WA marked to the attention of the Executive Officer for Board approval 60-90 days prior to the event (the Paddle WA board will consider the completed documentation at the next board meeting).

Documents

Member Protection Policy Bylaw

For the member protection policy Bylaws click here

Documents, Policies and Bylaws

For Documents, Policies and Bylaws click here

Template SunSmart Club Policy

Sample Sunsmart Policy

Office Administration

Discipline Forms

Payment requests
1/ Fill out Payment Request(FPP Form 020b)
2/ Attach the invoice
3/ Send to PWA for payment
*A remittance advice slip will be emailed to you for your records.
Reimbursement requests
1/ Fill out Reimbursement-Request-(FPP Form 020a)
2/ Attach the invoice & receipt
3/ Send to PWA for reimbursement *A remittance advice slip will be emailed to you for your records.
Bank
1/ Fill out PWA Deposit-Form
2/ Attach the receipts
3/ Send to PWA for depositing into relevant disciplines account

For Contractors

Invoice

Statement by Supplier Form

Insurance

INSURANCE PROGRAM

Insurance

GROUP TRAVEL INSURANCE

Paddle Australia has organised group travel insurance, particularly to benefit self-funded tours as the cover is more comprehensive and more economic than that often quoted.

To access this insurance, you must notify Paddle Australia of your travel plans – note there will be an administration charge added to the tour cost for administering this service.

TRIALLIST INSURANCE

INCIDENT REPORT FORM

Risk Management

AC Risk Management Policy
AC Safety Guidelines
AC Safety Code
AC Safety Checklists

Useful Links

International Canoe Federation   www.canoeicf.com

Paddle Australia Website –  www.canoe.org.au

State Canoeing Associations:

Canoe SA – https://sa.paddle.org.au/

QLD Canoeing – http://qld.canoe.org.au/

Canoe VIC – www.vic.canoe.org.au

NSW Canoeing – www.paddlensw.org.au

Canoe Tas – https://tas.paddle.org.au/

Canoeing Related Sites:

WA Paddling News – www.members.iinet.net.au/~rokhor/canoe/

Surfski Info – www.surfski.info

WA Kayaking Information and Forum – https://www.facebook.com/groups/168812446583171/

Perth’s White Water Centre–  https://www.paddlewa.asn.au/home-2/perth-white-water-centre/

National Weather Site – www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa

Surf Life Saving WA – https://surflifesavingwa.com.au/

Avon Descent Home Page – https://www.avondescent.com.au/

Royal Life Saving Society WA – www.lifesavingwa.com.au

Canoeing Partners:

Mainpeak – www.mainpeak.com.au

Finn Kayaks – www.finnkayaks.com

Canoeing Down Under – www.canoeingdownunder.com.au

Spirit Paddle Sports – https://spiritpaddle.com.au/

Paddlesports Megastore – https://paddlesportsmegastore.com.au/

Yak Shack – https://yakshack.com.au/ 

Western Australian Olympic Council – http://corporate.olympics.com.au/

Board Members

Cynthia Coward (President)– Cindy is in the second year of her first term. Re-election in 2020

Marion Ewing– Marion is in the second year of her second term. Stand Down 2019

Ken Vidler – Ken is in the first year of his first term. Re-election in 2021

Amanda Simper – Amanda is in the first year of her first term. Re-election in 2020

Neville Hine – Neville is in the first year of his first term. Re-election in 2021

To contact the board directly, please email board@paddlewa.asn.au (not for PWA Office Staff).

By joining Paddle Western Australia Inc, you become part of a professionally run organisation and receive:

  • National and State recognised Affiliation to Paddle Australia (PA) and Paddle Western Australia Inc (PWA)
  • Public liability insurance
  • Personal Accident Insurance whilst participating in any endorsed/sanctioned PWA activity
  • Access to Sporting DNA online National Membership Database
  • Promotion and distribution of your club information to potential new members and event publicity
  • Professional staff and committee members to provide advice and support regarding; Club Development/Management, Grant Applications and Finance, Procedures, Policies and By-Laws, Risk Management, Event Management