Every paddle should be a safe paddle, whatever the water course or conditions. It is imperative to review your paddling plans and safety equipment before getting on the water, let others know what you’re up to, and be aware of things to look out for while you’re out.
The Paddle NSW Waterways Guide is an invaluable resource on waterways around NSW, including water level data and detailed information for those planning trips. On your phone, the guide is part of the PaddleSafe App, which allows you to plan trips and let others know where you’re going.
The Paddle Australia Qualification System (PAQS) provides information on Australian paddling qualifications for leaders, instructors, guides and coaches, including relevant safety knowledge.
The Education Resources page links to a number of education documents with relevant safety content.