Previous news and announcments

Orienteering in WA and COVID-19

In line with the recommendation from Orienteering Australia, OWA is suspending all organised orienteering events, including training events until further notice.

Unfortunately with the heightened restrictions, Anytime Orienteering courses are unlikely to be


OWA Council Members 2020

We are pleased to announce that the following people were appointed Council members for 2020 at the AGM on Sunday 22nd March, 2020.Anna Napier

A lot of names are unchanged from last year.  Some newer members may not know our new President - Anna Napier - though she was Easter Carnival Coordinator last year; here's a photo so you can put a face to the


A New Life Member

Richard Matthews 

Richard Matthews

Attendees at the OWA 2020 AGM unanimously approved Council's proposal to confer life membership to Richard in recognition of his achievements and dedication to our organisation.  He is the only person in WA to be


Any plans for this weekend?

Saturday 18th April 2020

Missing getting out and about? Fed up that the Bush Season isn't starting in 2 weeks' time? There’s never been a better time to enjoy the great outdoors at home!

Nature Play WA is calling on WA families to make April 18 the world’s biggest backyard campout from the COVID-19 safe surrounds of your own home!

MetrO Series Season Tickets

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MetrO Series Season Tickets are now half price

As we head towards the end of the series, season tickets are now only $50 ($25 concession rate).  With 4 events left in the series, this is still worthwhile for non members who are keen to do several events. The tickets can be purchased


Event Report: Christmas Craziness 2019

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Noel's 'Event for Noël', the last event for 2019, was a huge success! Did you enjoy the fun?

About 65 brave souls seeking a pre-Christmas orienteering fix took on the Christmas Craziness Challenge at Optus Stadium Park on Sunday 22nd December.


State Championships Start Lists

craigrachelIf you have entered the State Championshipsdon't forget to check your start times. Leave plenty of time for travel and walk to the start to be there ready to enter the start grid at your allocated time.

WA Middle Distance Championships  -


Spring into Orienteering

walkerswebThe wildflowers are out so it’s a great time to get out and give orienteering a try.

If you are new to the sport check out the FAQ to learn what to bring and how to make the most of your first events. All events have instructors on


May Mountain Bike Orienteering Weekend

MYBO picture12th and 13th May 2018

Head down to the fabulous south west forest to enjoy riding and navigating on these great maps. Single track, pine plantations, native bushland and lakes with an event Saturday afternoon to compliment the Sunday morning hit out. Don't miss out.


WA Classic Weekend

frazzlerockSunday 3rd & Monday 4th June 2018

The WA Classic Weekend is a great way to enjoy two days of orienteering over the long weekend. The Frazzle maps have been popular with WA orienteers since the area was first mapped for


Coaching Course January 2018

sharonmcfarlaneenewsWould you like to become part of the accredited Orienteering WA coaching team?

A Level One coaching course is being arranged for early in 2018 so nominate now to take part.

You’ll need to be currently competently completing orienteering events at a Moderate or higher level and have the time to do


MTBO Training Camp 2018

 Pemberton 11th – 14th January 2018

MTBOcampwebKick off your 2018 MTBO training with a MTB skills and MTBO workshop in January at the Pemberton Camp School, located right next to the Pembi pool and the MTB trails.

This is a great venue and opportunity for those that would like to tune up their MTB skills and to participate


Christmas New Year break

 Metro Series returns 6th January 2018

We wish all orienteers and their families a happy and relaxed break over Christmas and New Year.

The Metro Series starts its second half of the season on Saturday 6th January at Ranford with a scatter event, 5pm mass start. We look forward to seeing you all there you kick off the orienteering


Ultra Sprint Event

NavdahrunnerDate: Saturday 21 October 201
Location: Faulkner Park, Cloverdale

This month try a new type of Orienteering event and experience an ultra-sprint at the beautiful grounds of Faulkner Park, Cloverdale.

Event Time:
Registration on the day
(for non pre-entered competitors) 9am-11am
Starts available until


Australian National Orienteering Carnival 2017

National Relay Champs 03A large contingent of West Australian orienteers headed to Bathurst, New South Wales for this highlight of the orienteering year. With seven events in nine days it’s a great festival of Orienteering, including the Australian Schools Championships.

Congratulations to everyone who achieved their goals, from those who made the


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