Welcome to Kirinari Kayak Club! 

We are an affiliated club with Paddle Victoria and Paddle Australia we have club structures in place to support all members and quite a history as a significant paddling organisation.  An important club resource is our Kirinari Club Handbook (including safety regulations) and this can be found (and downloaded) from this site.  In it you will find useful information for your paddling and club membership as well as information on the history of our club.


A bit of information about our club:
  • We organise a monthly club paddle for the last Sunday morning of the month (so keep these dates free in your calendar!). We try to paddle a variety of rivers in Victoria though it is always dependent on river levels subject to rain or environmental water releases. As such, information about the time/place of the paddle is generally made in the week prior to the paddle via our K’NEWS (Kirinari News) email newsletter, with further updates and additional details provided on our member’s Facebook site.
  • KNIPS (Kirinari Next-Step Improvement Paddles) are held several times throughout the year (recently we have been able to run these most months, usually mid-month between Lower Homestead Rd and Wittons Reserve in Wonga Park). These paddles are open to all members as they are designed to improve your paddle skills and take you to your personal ‘next-step’. So, no matter what stage you are in your paddling journey, from novice through to advanced, there is something in this for you including assisting to help others re-enforce their skills.  Calendar of dates for KNIPS Paddles is published on Facebook and confirmed time/place is provided in both the K’NEWS newsletter and on Facebook.
  • Subject to interest levels, in the past the club has tried to make opportunity for rolling practice with your kayak in a swimming pool.
  • Each March Kirinari joins with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association and CleanUp Australia to participate in a cleanup of the section of the Yarra from Lower Homestead Rd to Wittons Reserve. We encourage all club members to be involved.
  • For several years (subject to member interest) we have had a weekend away at Anglers Rest (generally in September) to paddle a section of the Big River and the Mitta. These sections of river require a degree of experience and are something to aim for as you progress in your paddling experience.
  • We like to have many social paddles including our Christmas paddles with families in December.
  • We encourage members to continue their learning and do further courses with Paddle Victoria or other providers including safety courses and tour leader courses.
  • Kirinari support Paddle Victoria in running paddles for women in kayaking.
  • Our Annual General Meeting is held each year in September. There are a number of committee positions and we encourage all members to consider nominating.


A key feature of the Club is access to friendly support, advice and friendship.

The Club offers a network of mutual support which will enable you to build upon your paddling skills and to learn more about paddling equipment, ranging from boats, throw ropes, to clothing to wear.

Whilst your membership provides a monthly newsletter and access to insurance there are other benefits. The regular monthly club paddles, novice improvement paddles, the occasional information nights, special dinners and pool nights provide access to a range of practical experiences for members which can only serve to improve their level of skill and expertise.

Membership costs for those with basic skills is $35 per annum.  Plus a registration fee payable to Paddle Victoria of approximately $95

To find out more about membership and how you can make the most out of what the club has to offer please enquire via https://www.facebook.com/groups/Kirinari

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  • WW Vic Champs Results Sep 30, 2022
    Last Sunday (25th Sep) the Vic Classic and Sprint championships were held on the Yarra River from Homestead Road car park to Wittons Reserve at a very nice level of 1.62 on the Warrandyte River guage. Thanks To Dita Pahl, Roy Farrance, Neville Humfrey and Damien Guthrie for organising the event and the timing. Results […]
  • High River Levels and Paddling on Flooded Rivers Sep 23, 2022
    Paddle Victoria would like to issue a general safety warning out to all Paddlers, our Members and Clubs, about the current river levels and the rivers flowing above their usual levels. All paddlers and non paddlers are to take additional care when on or around waterways in Victoria at the moment. Paddle Victoria, recommend that […]
  • 2022 VICTORIAN SCHOOLS CANOE SLALOM AND WILDWATER CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday 9th October 2022 (Single Day Event) Sep 18, 2022
    The Victorian Slalom and Wildwater Technical Committees welcomes all paddlers, volunteers and officials to the 2022 Victorian School Championships to be held on the Yarra River as a single day event. Slalom: Fitzsimons Lane Bridge, Templestowe Wildwater: Classic Race: Sweeneys Lane to Fitzsimmons Lane Bridge. Wildwater Sprints at Fitzsimmons Lane Bridge Due to high water […]
  • Victoria Wildwater Championships 25th Sept 2022 Sep 13, 2022
    The Victorian Wildwater Championships will be held on Sunday 25th September. The format for the Championships have changed, with the classic to be the first discipline to be contested. Following this we will run the sprints just up from the finish. The championships will be held at Homestead to Wittons.  Briefing for the event will […]
  • First Aid Training offered to all Members Sep 12, 2022
    Paddle Victoria are offering a First Aid Training course run by Lifesaving Victoria open to all members of Paddle Victoria Clubs and Disciplines. Date : Saturday 1st October 2022 Time : 9.30am – 4:30pm Courses offered: CPR (Blended)       – First 1.5 hour of concurrent courses Provide First Aid (Blended)    – 5 hour […]

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    Paddle Australia is pleased to extend an invitation to members of the paddling community to join the 2022 Paddle with Pride events. As part of the Pride in Sport Collective, working in partnership with Pride in Sport Australia, PA are excited to be taking steps to ensure our united paddling community is a safe, welcoming […]
    Sharlene Kelly has been appointed as the Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) Canoe Sprint Coach, with a pathways regional focus based on the Sunshine Coast. Sharlene’s appointment comes as part of the QAS Generation 32 Coach Program, as they look to partner with National Sporting Organisations to develop homegrown coaches ahead of the Brisbane 2032 […]
  • CEO BLOG – SEPTEMBER 2022 Sep 29, 2022
    Our Aussies continued to shine on the world stage this month, with Olympic champion Jess Fox crowned the overall World Cup champion in kayak at the final ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup event of the season in Spain. Congratulations must also go to Stand Up Paddler Michael Booth who won two gold medals at the […]
    A team of 21 athletes have arrived in Portugal ahead of the 2022 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. The 21-strong 2022 Australian Canoe Marathon Team and will represent Australia in the Open, Junior and U23 categories at the World Championships in Ponte Lima, Portugal, from September 29 to October 2, 2022. Paddle Australia has also […]
  • Rayward Awarded Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Sep 20, 2022
    The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) today announced the remaining 16 scholarships for up-and-coming elite athletes in its 2023 Scholarship and Mentoring Program Junior paddler Jasmine Rayward has been named as one of the 16 recipients of the Tier 3 Scholarship, with each athlete receiving a grant of $2,500 plus support from SAHOF and […]