The Winner is Penrith!

The Board of Directors of the International Canoe Federation has chosen Paddle Australia and Penrith, NSW, Australia as hosts for the 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships.

25 years on from the spectacular Sydney Olympic Games, Penrith will once again welcome the world!

Our vision and mission

“to engage, inspire and motivate the community with a world class event that transforms an Olympic venue”

When and where

The 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will take place at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium from 1-6 October 2025.

In preparation for the 2025 world championships, Paddle Australia will host a number of “Runway to Penrith” events commencing with two signature international events in 2022:

  • Oceania Championships 28-30 January 2022
  • Australian Open 25-27 February 2022

Stay tuned for more details.

Find out more about the City of Penrith and surrounds here.

See the schedule for the 2025 Canoe Slalom World Championships here.

What we are aiming to achieve

  • Engage the people of Penrith 
  • Act as a catalyst for the venue upgrades
  • Leave a legacy for the community 
  • Create a “Runway” of events through to 2025 and beyond
  • 25 years on from the spectacular Sydney Olympic Games, Penrith will once again welcome the world!

Event Snapshot

  • 40 plus nations – 500 participants
  • Pre event training and 6 days of competition
  • Live and online broadcast to global markets
  • Economic boost from multiple and extended stays
  • Night time and community festival events

Paddle in Penrith

Along the way, our goal is to get more people paddling, more often on the beautiful Penrith waterways: the Nepean River, Penrith Lakes and of course on the rapids at Penrith Whitewater.

Find out more about Paddling in Penrith here.

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