Membership Information

We think it is important for our paddling community to work together. Becoming a member of Paddle Tasmania has huge benefits particularly in terms of increasing our voice in areas of river advocacy and sustainability. But, we also want to look after our members really well. Please see below for a range of benefits for our members.

As a Paddle Tasmania member you will receive at least 20% discount on our range of courses and activities.

You and your gear will be covered, please see our member insurance policy: Summary of Cover 2020-21 or for further information: click here

We care about our members, see our key policies: Membership Protection PolicyPrivacy Policy

Paddle Australia highlights of key benefits Why Become a member

Don’t forget to check out our Paddle Pals program. You can follow this link to see Australia wide benefits for when you travel, or scroll down for our Tasmanian benefits!

2023/2024 Financial Year Update

From 1 June 2023 there will be some updates to fees associated with membership.

When you become a member, there are different fee components that make up your fee payment:

  1. Club
  2. Paddle Tasmania
  3. Paddle Australia

Club fees are set by each club, you can find out this amount by talking with club representatives, or by selecting the club in JustGo using the link below.

Paddle Tasmania’s component are currently the lowest in the country. In order to keep up with inflation, these need to be raised from $15 to $20 per year for club members this financial year. Please remember the large range of benefits that are provided for these minimal amounts.

Paddle Australia’s component is increasing from $30 to $45 for Seniors and from $20 to $22.50 for Juniors in Tasmania. Paddle Tasmania members have availed of Senior fees that have been $10 lower than members in the rest of the country and part of the increase is to bring Tasmanian Senior members into national alignment as has been agreed with the Paddle Tasmania Board for several years.  The additional increase for Seniors and the increase in Junior fees are tied to CPI increases from 2021/22 and year to date 2022/23.

You can join as either a Club member or a direct member of Paddle Tasmania. With each of these membership options you will also become a member of Paddle Australia. The 3 totals above are combined to create your annual membership fee.

If you wish to join as a Paddle Tasmania direct member your total fees will be $95 for Seniors and $67 for Juniors.

Paddle Tasmania offers significant discounts on courses for it’s members. Generally, your membership fee’s are more than covered by the discount received when attending one Paddle Tasmania course.

To join or renew your membership:  click here

Paddle Australia can help you with any queries regarding your membership during work hours via their Membership Services: click here

If there’s anything else you would like to know, look here: More membership information

Paddle Pals

At Paddle Tasmania we believe in an inclusive paddling community that works together. We’ve teamed up with a number of great like-minded businesses, see below for special offers from our Paddle Pals.

To claim an offer, you will need to provide proof of your Paddle Tasmania membership.

Loads of Kayaking and marine gear, see Tamar Marine and mention you are a PT member to receive 10% in store

Geographica is your place to visit for Maps, Charts, GPS and PLB hire, plus much more.

As a Paddle Tasmania member you will save 20% off laminating costs to keep your maps and charts safe around the water!

Cradle Mountain Canyons now run Packrafting trips on the Alum Cliffs section of the Mersey River.

As a Paddle Tasmania member you will save $100 on Packrafting trips!

Paddy Pallin will waive their Club Membership fees (usually $10).

  You will also have your membership discount doubled to 20% off RRP

PT Instructors can speak with PT staff for further benefits

This offer is valid at Paddy Pallin Hobart, in store only

Keen to go rafting?

Get 15% off Rafting Tours

Smitten Merino is offering a 10% discount to members. Please use discount code SMITTENVIP to take advantage of this great offer.

Wash Rider

Roof racks, chine tape, watch holders, and more – get your kayak and ski gear. Spend $50 or more and you’ll get 10% off your order. Use code SPENDNSAVEPA at checkout.

Strokeside Designs offers the Paddle Pals community a 20% discount over all canoe and kayak silver jewellery.

Use discount code PADDLEPAL at checkout.