Joining QSKC

All membership enquiries are welcome. Please contact the temporary Membership Officer: Mark Hessling, 0417 706 345,

Benefits of Membership

Becoming a financial member of the Queensland Sea Kayak Club (QSKC) carries with it significant benefits (not offered by informal paddling groups). Some of these benefits include:

  • Discounts on paddling gear offered by selected retailers – refer Club website Sponsors and also Queensland Canoeing “Member Benefits Guide”
  • Club trips that are structured according to national safety guidelines and which are led by Trip Leader(s) who adhere to risk management protocols
  • Specific training and skills development programmes including access to highly qualified Sea Kayak Instructor / Assessor(s) which are provided free or at a subsidised cost to financial members
  • Insurance coverage for club sanctioned activities because of our affiliation with Australian Canoeing and the state body, Queensland Canoeing.

Online Membership

QSKC uses an online membership system provided by Australian Canoeing.  If you have problems registering, please contact the Membership Officer (details above). To join QSKC, please register using the membership system as explained below. Once you have registered, please arrange payment of membership fees. Fees can be paid by any of the options indicated at the end of the registration process or via the club’s preferred method using PayPal, using the links below.  Once payment has been received, and for EFT can be up to 2 days, the membership application is approved manually by a Committee member and you will be sent a welcome email. Once you receive the welcome letter you will be able to register for club events.

New Members

If you have not been a member of QSKC previously and wish to join, then please follow this link to begin the Registration Process: SportingDNA .  At the login screen, select Register Now. At the next screen, select the link below the Queensland Canoeing logo.  Fill in your personal details as requested. When prompted for Membership Type select Senior Recreation.

For current members of a Queensland Canoeing affiliated club, you will need to login to SportingDNA using the username/password you were provided with when you joined your initial club. Once logged in click the Upgrade Membership/Register to another club link on the left. At the following screen, select Queensland/Queensland Sea Kayak Club/Second Club membership type.

Once registration is complete, please organise payment either via PayPal or via EFT.

Renewing Members

Membership renewal is now available for current QSKC members.  Please log into SportingDNA using your provided Username and Password. If you do not know your Username and/or Password, please click the Forgot Password link on that page.

Once you have logged in, select the Renew your Membership link in the left-hand panel. Ensure all personal details are correct and select the appropriate Membership Type about halfway down the page.  This will display the correct renewal fee in green below Membership Fee. Accept the waiver and click Go to Payments Summary Page. Select the payment type. For Paypal payments, select Cash.  If the Payments Summary shows a different fee to that shown on the previous page, ignore it; the correct fee was displayed on the previous page. Click Complete Registration Now and arrange for payment of the correct fee.  For confirmation, the correct fees are displayed below.


Membership Fees

QSKC membership is from 1 July – 30 June.

Payment Options

PayPal (preferred)

Payment can be made either with an existing PayPal account or using a credit card via PayPal. See below for PayPal payment buttons.

Cheque or Money Order

Payment can be made with cheque or money order to:

 "Queensland Sea Kayak Club Inc."

Posted to:

QSKC Treasurer
C/- Peter Voght
490 Westlake Drive
QLD 4074

Internet Banking (EFT)

Payment can be made directly into the club bank account:

BSB: 633-000
Acc No: 159420462

Please ensure you include your AC Membership # (or surname) in reference box to assist our record keeping.

First or Only Club Memberships

For members who are joining QSKC as their first or only club (Senior Recreation selected when registering or renewing) the full year membership fee is $127. The full year starts in June 2017 and continues to the end of June 2018.

A pro-rata rate applies as follows if the membership fee is paid in:

  • January-March 2018: $95.00
  • April-May 2018: $60.00

Your club membership fee is made up of a State Association fee, a National membership fee, and a contribution to your club, as follows:

  • $97.00 Australian Canoeing /Qld Canoeing annual registration, support and insurance costs
  • $30.00 QSKC Membership contribution.
Membership Fee - Senior Recreation

Second Club Memberships

For members joining QSKC as a Second Club member, the full year membership fee is $30. The full year starts in June 2017 and continues to the end of June 2018.

A pro-rata rate applies as follows if the membership fee is paid in:

  • January-March 2018: $20.00
  • April-May 2018: $10.00
Membership Fee - Second Club

Other Fees

Non-Members / Visitors

For non-members or visitors attending QSKC events including the AC Basic Skills Award sessions a $10 insurance fee is required.

AC Insurance

If an AC Basic Skills Award certificate is required this costs $10.

AC Basic Skills Award Certificate