On the Day

With over 1000 participants and their craft needing to get into the water at Heritage Park, there needs to be some slick organisation in place to make things run smoothly. Here is some information so that you know what to expect on the day.



Here's a printable pdf version of the program which contains everything you need to know about Paddle day.


Road closures:

Some roads near Heritage Parks will be made one-way for the morning. They will be clearly signposted with traffic controllers present to guide you. The map shows the direction of the traffic flow.

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  • If  you have registered online you still need to go to the registration desk to check-in and receive your wristband. 
  • The registration desk will open at 7am.
  • Please go to the registration desk half an hour before your event start.
  • There is no parking at the check-in/registration area. This is a drop off zone only. Drop off your craft and then take your car elsewhere to park.


On-the-day registration:

If you have not already registered online you can still participate on the day. Allow a bit of extra time at the registration desk to sign up and pay. Alternatively you can save time on the day by downloading a form here. Print it, fill it in at home and bring it along with your money on the day. Please note that cash is required as we do not have card facilities.

  • Fun Paddle - Adult $25, Under 15 - $10*
  • Best Decorated Craft - Adult $25, Under 15 - $10*
  • SUP Challenge - $45
  • Paddle Challenge - $45

* Please note that the Under 15 category is for pricing only. There are no separate prizes for under 15s.



  • All participants are issued with a numbered wristband.
  • Please write your name and phone number on the wrist band at the start, before putting it on your wrist.
  • The wristband helps the organisers keep track of the participants.
  • More importantly for the participant, the wristband becomes their entry in the Participant's Draw. Great prizes are to be won but only if you are at the awards presentation at Terrace Park Brunswick Heads at around noon.
  • Participants prizes:
    1. MOJO SURF HOLIDAY in Bali & $500 cash (for airfares) - Total value $1500
    2. HOLIDAY PACK – 2 nights at Hosanna Farm Stay ($296)+ Go Sea Kayak voucher ($140) + $50 Coles voucher -Total value $486
    3. ACTIVITY PACK – Go Sea Kayak Tour ($140) + Gym on the Run fitness sessions ($150) - Total value $290
  • When you finish your paddle you must place your wristband in the box in the Information Tent at Terrace Park.
  • You must be present at the draw to claim your prize.


Life jackets:

  • All children 12 years of age and under are required by law to wear a life jacket.
  • NSW law generally requires that life jackets must be worn in NSW waters. Requirements are set out in Marine Safety Regulation 2016.


Safety on the river:

  • There will be rescue craft all along the river, from:The rescue craft will have trained personnel on board as well as first aid equipment and water.Please give them a wave as you go by. They are all volunteers and many have travelled a long way to help out.
    • Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club
    • Brunswick Marine Rescue
    • Coffs Harbour, Point Danger and Ballina Marine Rescue
  • Please give them a wave as you go by. They are all volunteers and many have travelled a long way to help out.


Services available for purchase at Heritage Park:

  • Lions Club breakfast
  • Bean Man coffee cart
  • Bottled water
  • Mullum2Bruns Paddle t-shirts ($20)


Entering the river:

  • All craft except dragon boats are to enter the water at the main boat ramp in Heritage Park.
  • Please follow the directions of the marshalls. They know what they are doing.
  • Ramp 2 is for dragon boats only. The dragon boats require room for manipulation and it makes it more difficult if there are other sundry craft trying to enter the water in competition with them.


The  Sails Motel Best Decorated Craft entrants:

  • The panel of judges will be on the media boat - thanks to Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks for the use of their boat.
  • The media boat will be located just upstream from the start line.
  • Pass your completed Best Decorated Craft slip to the judges so they know who they are judging.
  • Please circle the media boat to give the judges time to consider your entry. They will give you a wave when they are finished.


Finish at Brunswick Heads:

  • The finish is marked by the Finish banner on the footbridge, on the beach side of the river.
  • For those in the Challenge Events - the judges and timers will be standing on the footbridge.
  • Please do not use the small beach near the road bridge. It is fragile and will not cope with extra traffic.


Craft minding at end of Paddle:

  • 1st Brunswick Heads Scouts will be providing a craft minding service at the Scout Hall, the point at which craft leave the water.
  • Please bring a gold coin donation for the scouts.
  • This service allows participants to leave their craft while they return to Mullum in the shuttle bus to retrieve their vehicle.
  • The craft minding will operate from the time of the first participant finishing until 2:30pm.
  • The scouts and their parents will provide all care but no responsibility for the craft.


Timing for Challenge events:

  • All Challenge competitors will be timed.
  • Times will be available on the WebScorer website no later than 6pm on Paddle day.
  • A link to the appropriate WebScorer page will be available on the Mullum2Bruns Paddle homepage.


Participants Draw:

  • Your wristband becomes your ticket for the Participants Draw.
  • The prizes for 2017:
    • MOJO SURF HOLIDAY in Bali & $500 cash (for airfares) - Total value $1500
    • HOLIDAY PACK – 2 nights at Hosanna Farm Stay ($296)+ Go Sea Kayak voucher ($140) + $50 Coles voucher -Total value $486
    • ACTIVITY PACK – Go Sea Kayak Tour ($140) + Gym on the Run fitness sessions ($150) - Total value $290
  • Write your name and phone number on your wristband and place it  into the box at the Information Tent at Terrace Park.
  • The Participants Draw will be conducted at the end of the presentations, approximately 12:20pm.
  • You must be present at Terrace Park to claim your prize.

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