MetrO 1 - Innaloo

Yuluma Primary School, Innaloo

The 2022-23 MetrO Series will commence on Saturday 5th November! The first event in the season will be based at Yuluma Primary School in Innaloo. This is an area giving a mixture of grid style streets, ‘night-soil’ laneways and cul-de-sacs with the benefit of some contours. An event for all: fast runners, new navigators, pram


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Event report: WA Long Distance Championships


Congratulations to our 2023 WA Long Distance Champions – Kellie Whitfield from SWOT and Craig Dufty from BO – and congratulations to all the class winners and place getters. Run on a beautiful spring day at the picturesque Umuna, it was an excellent forerunner to the upcoming Kambarang Carnival.

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Event report: Bush 10 Marginata

Despite passing through many foggy patches whilst en-route to Marginata, the day turned out very pleasant for orienteering with a warm sun alternating with cloud. Eighty-eight competitors appeared to have enjoyed the day.

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Kambarang Carnival

Sept 30th - Oct 8th

Western Australia

The Kambarang Carnival will consist of 7 orienteering events held over 9 days in and around Perth. With dozens of different courses on offer, there is a course at every event that is suited to your ability, age and fitness. Join us for the fun, no matter what your level of experience!

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Bush 11: WA Long Championships

Umuna - Westdale, Near Beverley

Come to Umuna for an ideal last hit-out in similar terrain to the Kambarang Carnival’s Peterdine, Frazzle Rock and Avon Valley events. Enjoy expansive views, open paddocks, wandoo woodland, detailed granite outcrops and bare rock surfaces, gullies, spurs and hills. 

Pre-entry for WA State Long Distance Championships close on Wednesday, 13 September at 17:00. Enter on


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Bush 10: Marginata

Yarra Road, Mt Observation

In the lead up to the OWA state long distance championships we have another long event for you - and it's also preparation for the Kambarang Carnival. Spring has finally arrived and some nice flowers are starting to show in the bush so it's a good opportunity to enjoy the forest at its best. This course offers a mix of open fast running forest and some more challenging hilly areas that we all know and love.

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Bush 9: Ngangaguringguring

Near The Lakes

Don't be scared by the name or the bush, this event is sure to be hit with whole family! Come along and join one of our courses.

There are some new unmapped trail bike tracks, particularly in the north-eastern part of the courses for H1-3 and there may be others elsewhere as it is a popular area for trail bike riding. Some of the more prominent ones have been added to the map.

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MTBO 6: WA Long Distance Championships

The Dell, Mundaring Weir Road, Paulls Valley

This event will take place in the Darling Range bush near Mundaring Weir. Expect mainly 4WD tracks at rideable gradients, and some single track options. Some of the downhill single tracks are double black diamond! Take extreme care if using the downhill single track routes (note that most of the ‘features’ have a B line). Watch out for other riders in the area, and take care when crossing roads (including Mundaring Weir Rd).

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Bush 8: WA Middle Distance Championships


This area was mapped 25 years ago and there are significant changes to old fence lines, tracks and vegetation boundaries. See the Information flyer for more detail. The area to be used for Courses 1-4 comprises a steep and rocky ridge with areas of slow run (50-80%) and an area of much flatter and faster open running towards later


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NavDash 7: WA Sprint Championships

St Hilda's Girls School, Mosman Park

Come and find your way around the complex campus that is St Hilda's!

Pre-entries for the State Championships close Tuesday, August 8th at 11:59pm, but some courses will be available to enter on the day.

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Communications survey

Closing 31 July 2023

Do you want to be well informed about all aspects of Orienteering?

Please complete the OWA Communication Survey about how you like to get information sent to you.

The survey is very short (only 5 questions), and we are very keen to get your opinion!

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Bush 7: Yetar Spring SOL

Flynn Road, Gorrie

Come and explore the mostly open eucalypt forest with scattered rock features - boulders, rocky ground, bare rock surfaces and cliffs - and watercourses, although there may not be any water in the watercourse beds (depending on recent rainfall). Some parts have been burnt recently and are quite open, but thicker vegetation areas remain.

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NavDash 6: Club Relays

Jorgensen Park, Crescent Road, Kalamunda

The Club Relays are a fun event open to all members. The park has some very open runnable "fairways" plus areas of bush to challenge your navigational skills. Come, wear your club tops and help your club vie for the prestigious Rutty Rock.

Entries for the club relays are now closed, but there are several enter on the day courses available.

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Bush 6: Jumbuck Ridge

Jumbuck Ridge, Upper Swan

Come and enjoy the rocks, valleys and coastal views while navigating around your course.

The area was last used for the 2018 Middle Distance Championships. The start for all courses will begin at a high location to limit the amount of climb on the shorter courses, so give yourself enough time to get up there with all your gear. Clear and checks will be at registration and at the start.

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Junior Camp 2023

Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd July

Swan Valley Adventure Centre

Our popular junior camp will be held over two days and two nights at the start of the July School holidays. Led by a team of OWA coaches, it will provide activities on site and training on a bush map, as well as attending the OWA event in Walyunga National Park.

We are looking for young people who enjoy orienteering, want to learn more about


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Acknowledgement of country

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.