Member Benefits

Individual Membership:

By joining Paddle Queensland (PQ) and your Paddling Club, you become part of the great paddling community in Queensland and receive the following benefits, including:

    1. National and State recognised affiliation to Paddle Australia (PA) and Paddle Queensland
    2. Discounted event entry into Paddle QLD sanctioned events
    3. Eligibility to represent at State, National & International events and teams
    4. PA National Insurance Scheme coverage, including:
      • Public Liability Insurance
      • Personal Accident Insurance
    5. Three E-Newsletters per month, including:
      • Paddling & Current Information/Issues
      • Events
      • Education & Recreation
    6. Discounted prices for PQ Education courses including:
      • PA Qualifications Scheme – Instructor Courses
      • Coaching & Officials Courses
    7. Access to PA ‘Paddle Pals’ membership discounts:

PQ Clubs Benefits

By affiliating with Paddle Queensland (PQ), your club becomes a member of the State and National Sporting Organisations for Paddling and receive the following benefits as an affiliated club, including:

    1. National and State recognised affiliation to Paddle Australia (PA) and Paddle Queensland
    2. PA National Insurance Scheme coverage, including:
      • Public and Products Liability
      • Directors & Officers Liability Cover for club committees
      • Professional Indemnity for accredited instructors, coaches or officials.
    3. FREE access to Sporting DNA membership database and Event Management software
    4. ACCESS to PA Member Benefits ‘PaddlePals’ Program with commercial discounts, e. travel, gear & equipment, health, clothing, magazines, etc.
    5. Representation at Paddle Queensland planning workshops and Annual General Meetings
    6. Discounted prices at PQ education courses, including Instructor (PAQS), Coaching & Officials
    7. Promotion and distribution of your club’s events on PQ Website and Facebook page
    8. Club Website hosting and building services on the domain
    9. Professional Staff and Committee Members to provide advice and support regarding:
    • Club Development & Management
    • Memberships Support
    • Grant Applications and Finance
    • Sanctioning of club events
    • Marketing of club events (website and FB)
    • Policy and Procedures
    • Risk Management
    • Event Management
    • Coaching Assistance
    • Technical support/advice through our technical committees

10. Access to Training & Development Opportunities:

    • National Coaching Accreditation Scheme
    • Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme (PAQS)
    • State Development / Pathways Program
    • Workshops for officials, coaches & volunteers across all disciplines

11. Loan equipment from PQ for club events
12. Advocacy with key stakeholders including Qld. Government, Maritime Safety Qld,                Qld Sports Federation, Qld Outdoor Recreation Federation, and local/regional                      Councils.