Aquatic Reserve

Bower Road, West Lakes.

West Lakes Paddle Sports MEMBERSHIP


(Formerly West Lakes Canoe Club)


– Membership Period: 12 months from the date of payment.

– Membership Categories and costs

Full Year
Senior $405
Concession $330
Junior $301.50

Family Memberships: there is a 30% discount off Paddle Australia, State Paddle Association membership fees, and club fees for families. Minimum of 3 family members. Maximum of two members 18 years and over.

Note: speak to a Committee member if you would like to negotiate a hardship payment plan.


We have a Members Only Facebook group – WLPS Members Only – send us a friend request and get updates on training and events.
Please request to join the group.

Use of Facilities for Members

Please note the points below, as these are the behaviors expected of all our members.  

  • When using the boats/equipment you must sign in and sign out using the Attendance Book.  
  • Respect all equipment, fixtures, and fittings – report any damage.  
  • Do Not Use Other People’s Equipment.  
  • You must lock up properly. (lock roller door on outside if paddlers still on the water refer to  attendance book, lock roller door on inside if you are the last paddler)
  • Do Not copy or share keys/fobs.
  • Keep the club room neat and tidy.  Place items in the pigeon holes
  • Lockers are available to use for valuables for all members while you are in attendance at the club- bring your own lock and key.
  • The kitchen is available for all to use but you must tidy up after yourself.
  • Rubbish is to be disposed of outside of the building.
  • Only change in the change rooms.
  • There are pigeon holes for your gear/bags – use them  
  • Please keep your showers short. 
  • Please be aware that security cameras have been installed inside and around the clubrooms, with 24-hour surveillance.  


Club Key/Fob Agreement for 24×7 access – below are the terms of the Club Key/Fob Agreement that appears as part of the signup process on GoMembership

  • Keys/fobs are only available to financial members and remain the property of the WLPS, and I agree to abide by the rules and return the key to WLPS on request.  Keys/fobs are NOT transferable and I will not share the key/fob with anyone else and will not provide access to facilities and equipment to non-members. I will enter my name, date, arrival time, equipment used, department time, and any comments in the attendance book located in the clubroom.
  • I agree to keep the key/fob secure and with nothing attached so it’s not associated with WLPS.  If the key/fob is lost or stolen, or if I am aware of any incident involving the security of the building or its contents, I will immediately report it to a WLPS committee member.  As access is available at all hours I agree to be responsible for the security of the shed and clubroom and will check all locks are secure and doors closed prior to leaving the club.  


Boat and Equipment Use and Storage – below are the terms of the Boat and Equipment Use and Storage Agreement that appears as part of the signup process on GoMembership

  • All boats and equipment (including paddles and PFDs) that belong to WLPS can only be used by financial members, and must not be removed from the club.  Any use of WLPS boats and equipment for events outside of WLPS must be approved by the Committee. All boats and equipment will be treated with respect and must be thoroughly washed down after use, then placed back in their correct storage position in the boatshed.  I will note any WLPS boats needing repair and will place a “This Boat Needs Repairs” sign on the boat, and record it in the Boat Repair book in the clubroom. I will not use any privately owned boat. The only time a privately owned boat can be used is if permission from the owner has been given.
  • In order to store my boat in the WLPS Boatshed 1 Fully Paid Membership (Family Membership is 1 Membership) = 1 Boat Rack Only.  This agreement is for the storage of my boat and excludes equipment such as PFDs, Paddles, and Boat Arms, etc. All privately owned boats must be clearly identified at all times.  In order to be allocated a rack at WLPS, I must be a financial member, and this agreement must be renewed at the beginning of each membership year. It is my responsibility to ensure my contact details are kept up to date via the membership database.  Any membership fees not paid for 6 months may result in the boat being moved to an offsite location and a storage fee of $50 per calendar month will be levied, and WLPS has the right to sell the boat in order to recoup costs.
  • WLPS reserves the right to allocate all available space to club equipment.  Private boats will be accommodated as space is available and only if the size of the boat is appropriate for accommodation within the rack system.  Priority will be given to boats used for regular training. WLPS reserves the right to move the owner’s equipment if required without notice. The owner’s equipment must not be locked or secured in a way as to prevent such movement if required.
  • WLPS is not liable for loss or damages of any kind to my property, and it has been recommended that I have my own property insurance sufficient to cover the replacement cost of any and all equipment stored at the WLPS storage.  

Any breach of these rules may result in my boat and equipment use and storage rights being withdrawn or other disciplinary action.

Join West Lakes Paddle Sports today!

To become a member:

  1. Click the button below and register via Paddle Australia, via the Join button.
  2. IMPORTANT: On the  Membership page, be sure you select the purple Club Membership tile select only “West Lakes Paddle Sports”.
  3. We’ll see you out on the water!

New to Paddling?

If you are new to paddling, a great way to introduce yourself to the sport is to book a Come and Try session with us.