Direct Membership

Having a Direct Membership with Paddle WA will give you access to

A group of like minded people who want the security of insurance but don’t have the time for a club.

Direct Membership is designed to minimise cost and maximise time out on the water.

The benefits of Direct Membership continue to grow as the members do also.

We welcome all paddlers to think about this insurance, whether you’re a recreational paddler or into extreme kayak fishing we look forward to having you on board with Paddle WA.

Direct Membership is about providing you with the ease of mind by paddling with insurance.

Having a Direct Membership with Paddle WA will give you access to:

  • Insurance for all paddle related incidents
  • Access to the Paddle WA community, including paddling news, events, social media and weekly newsletter
  •  This membership is designed for people with little time for a club and simply want to paddle when they can in a safe environment without the fear of accidents happening

Direct Membership is:

  • Quick and easy to join
  • Access to a community of fellow paddlers
  • Keep up to date with paddling news in WA and Australia wide
  • We will even send you a notification when renewal is due – so you don’t have to keep track of its due date.
  • Weekly newsletter
  • Social media and website access

The cost of Direct Membership with Paddle WA is $50 annually which includes:

  • Any paddling related incidents
  • This is cover for a full year
  • Notified when ready for renewal

We welcome all paddlers to think about this insurance, whether you’re a recreational paddler or into extreme kayak fishing we look forward to having you on board with Paddle WA.

If you want to learn more and register please email develop@paddlewa.asn.au or call us on (08) 9285 8501 or complete the following form:

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I hereby apply for entry to the this Australian Canoeing Sanctioned Event. In so applying and in consideration of my application for entry to the Event being accepted I acknowledge and agree that:

  1. 'AC' for the purposes of this application and declaration means and includes Australian Canoeing PTY LTD, its members (including State Associations and Affiliated Clubs) and their respective directors, officers, members, servants or agents.
  2. If accepted I will be permitted to participate in the Event subject to my complying with the terms and conditions of the Event, Australian Canoeing Rules and Bylaws, Australian Canoeing Code of Conduct, this declaration and any reasonable direction issued by the Event organisers or their representatives.
  3. This document cannot be amended. If I do amend it my application will be null and void. It cannot be accepted by AC.
  4. Insurance is in place that provides limited cover to me whilst I am participating in the Event. For insurance details contact your State Association. I understand that this insurance may not cover me for all injury, loss or damage sustained by me and I can, in my own interests, seek and obtain personal insurances over and above the cover provided by AC.
  5. The Event rules and this declaration comprise a contract between me and AC. It is necessary and reasonable for promoting and conducting the Event.
  6. Warning: Participation in the Event can be inherently dangerous. Risks including but not only overexertion, equipment failure, dehydration, serious accidents, weather conditions, water quality and shark attack can and do happen which may result in me being personally injured or my property being damaged. I have voluntarily read and understood this warning and accept and assume the inherent risks in the Event.
  7. Exclusion of Liability: Except where provided or required by law and such cannot be excluded, I agree that it is a condition of my entry to the Event (if accepted) that AC is absolved from all liability however arising from injury or damage however caused (whether fatal or otherwise) arising out of my participation in the Event.
  8. Release and Indemnity: In consideration of AC accepting my application for entry to the Event I:
    1. release and forever discharge AC from all Claims that I may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with my participation in the Event and
    2. indemnify and hold harmless AC to the extent permitted by law in respect of any Claim by any person including but not only another participant in the Event arising as a result of or in connection with my participation in the Event.
      In this clause 8 'Claims' means and includes any action, suit, proceeding, claim, demand, damage, penalty, cost or expense however arising but does not include a claim in respect of any action, suit, etc made by any person entitled to make a claim under a relevant Event insurance policy.
  9. Fitness to Participate: I declare that I am and must continue to be medically and physically fit and able to participate in the Event. I am not and must not be a danger to myself or to the health and safety of others. I will immediately notify AC in writing of any change to my fitness and ability to participate. I understand and accept that AC will continue to rely upon this declaration as evidence of my fitness and ability to participate.
  10. Privacy: I understand that the information I have provided is necessary for the conduct of the Event and for the Objects of AC. I acknowledge and agree that the information will only be used by AC to facilitate the conduct of the Event and other events conducted by AC. I understand that I will be able to access my information through AC. If the information is not provided my entry application may be rejected. I acknowledge that AC may also use my personal information in accordance with the AC Privacy By-law. I may advise AC if I do not wish to receive from AC any AC sponsors or third parties’ promotional material.
  11. Copyright and right to use image: I acknowledge and consent to photographs being taken of me by or on behalf of AC during my participation in the Event. I acknowledge that the photographs are owned by AC and that AC may use the photographs for promotional or other purposes without my further consent being obtained. Further, I consent to the Event organisers using my name, image, likeness and also my performance in the Event, at any time, to promote the Event by any form of media.
  12. Prevailing conditions: The Event and the conduct of, and participation in the Event will be effected by weather and associated conditions. Given there is often an element of the 'luck of the prevailing conditions' in entering and competing in the Event I acknowledge and agree the Event organisers cannot control the weather and associated conditions.