We preview the K1W event ahead of the ICF Canoe Slalom Junior and U23 World Championships that commences in Sydney on Wednesday.
19 year old Australian Jessica Fox will be looking to use her home course advantage and win her first U23 K1 world title in Penrith this week.
In 2013, Fox finished 18th, a disappointing result by her lofty standards.
The London Olympic silver medalist will be looking to set the record straight.
The world number four will face strong competition from fellow top 20 ICF ranked kayakers Eva Tercelj of Slovenia, Frenchwoman Nouria Newman and Italian Stefanie Horn.
Horn in particular will be looking to go one better than last year when she won the silver medal in Liptovsky Mikulas.
British pair Bethan Latham and Kimberley Woods, Czech paddler Karolina Galuskova and Austrian Lisa Leitner will be others in the mix.