Are you looking for a competitive edge to your Orienteering experience? Do you want to see how you are going against your peers? Well the State Orienteering League (SOL) is just what you are looking for.

The first event for the 2013 State Orienteereing League is the NavDash Sprint Churchlands on the 27th April. Find out the complete event list and have all your questions on the new State Orienteering League answered here.

Read more: State Orienteering League FAQ | Technical Guidelines


Two events were held last weekend, with Henry McNulty winning the Long Expert courses at both the Black Swan lsland NavDash and the first bush event of the season at Yetar Spring.

Event Results are now available in Eventor and with an Eventor account you will be able to easily see the results for all your events.

Black Swan Island | Yetar Spring

Event results and splits are available in the OA Results Database.

After the summer break from bush events the start of the 2013 Orienteering bush season will be at Yetar Spring, near Mundaring, on Sunday 17th March.

For the return to bush orienteering, the Yetar Spring event will have early registration times (8.00am to 9.30am) and start times from 8.15am to 10.00am.

Members of the public are welcome at all Orienteering Western Australia events, with courses suitable for everyone, from beginners to experts.  At bush events, experienced orienteers are rostered


Events on both 16 and 17 March

Exciting New Area for NavDash!

Saturday’s NavDash orienteering event at Black Swan Island is a brand new area, which includes extensive bush sections with subtle gully/spur features – just the thing to get experienced orienteers into the groove for the start of the bush season!  Come along and brush the cobwebs away from your rusty compass and contour skills in readiness for the Yetar Spring event the following day.

The event will be followed by the Annual General


The next Sprint Orienteering event in the NavDash Series is at Black Swan Island, Ascot on Saturday 16th March.

NavDash registration will be open from 1.00pm to 2.00pm on Saturday, with the first starters heading off at 1.30pm. There will be a short briefing for beginners at around 1.20pm. NavDash events are short distance (2 – 4kms) held in a compact area with lots of map detail. The courses are suitable for beginners - navigating at slow speed – and experts who will be attempting to navigate


Murdoch University hosted the first of 10 sprint orienteering events to be held for the 2013 NavDash series. The map is popular, and with the WA Nomads heading to Adelaide next weekend for the first round of the 2013 National Orienteering League, the long course saw most of the team in action. Henry McNulty, 2012 State Sprint Champion took the win over Ricky Thackray with Sten Claessens in third place. First woman and fourth place overall was Rachel West.

The short course was won by Anthea


The next Orienteering event is at Mt Billy next Sunday, 7th April. Mt Billy is in the upper Helena Valley, just over half-way from Perth to York – see detailed directions below, or open Eventor for Google Map.

The area is mainly open Wandoo forest with granite outcrops and complex gully systems. Please note the early registration and start times. There will be easy Starter courses of 2-3kms for beginners, and three Expert courses.  An Active course of 3-4km is available for those with some


Foot O: Evedon Ridge, Saturday 20th April 2013
MTBO: Bussell Brook, West Sunday 21st April 2013

A weekend of Orienteering south of Perth with both foot orienteering and mountain bike orienteering to enjoy. With Afternoon starts on Saturday and the chance to get on your bike sunday morning why not make a weekend of it and enjoy SWOT hospitality.

Both events are enter on the day and everyone is welcome. Instructors will be on hand and assistance is available for those new to the sport or trying


NavDash: Shenton College, Saturday 15th June 2013
MTBO: Pickering Brook, Sunday 16th June 2013

A weekend of orienteering this weekend with NavDash in the city and mountain bike orienteering at Pickering Brook to enjoy.  Both events are enter-on-the-day and everyone is welcome. Instructors will be on hand and assistance is available for those new to the sport or trying it for the first time. Courses range from those suitable for experienced orienteers to first time participants.

NavDash: Shenton


Sunday 28th July 2013

The third of the State Orienteering League (SOL) events, this one is a middle distance format, which means tight courses, lots of controls and expected winning times of between 25 - 35 minutes. And all while you enjoy the beautiful Marginata bush. Questions on the State Orienteering League? Full SOL Information.

Organising Club: KO

Setters: Russell and Jan Candy Organiser: Jan Candy

Courses: Expert 1, 2, 3, and 4; Active 1, Starter 1 and 2 (course lengths based on


Sunday 4th August 2013

Down on the farm
On Sunday orienteering returns to Gunapin, a beautiful farming property south west of York. The Expert courses run through bush areas with gullies and lots of rocks while the Active and Starter courses include some open areas. Come along the afternoon before and camp with the organisers (BYO everything). Our thanks go to the owners and managers of Gunapin for allowing us to use this area.

Registration Times: 09:00 – 11:00am Start Times: 09:30 – 11:30am


Sunday 18th August 2013: Jorgensen Park

A close in event to Perth, up in the hills of Kalamunda. Jorgensen Park has great views, lots of tracks and lovely scenery.  There is a small playground with swings and slides. There are BBQs and toilets in the park. This is the perfect opportunity for newcomers to come and try Orienteering. As always there will be volunteers on hand to assist you in selecting the appropriate course.

Organising Club: LOST
Registration Times: 09:00 – 11:00am Start Times:


WA State Sprint Championships, Saturday 10 August 2013

THis weekend is final NavDash event for 2013 and is also the 2013 WA Sprint Orienteering Championships. Put your sprint orienteering skills to the test on a fun and interesting campus map. Enjoy this once a year chance to take part in the WA Sprint Orienteering Championship. 

Pre-entries have now closed for age class entries. Thanks to everyone who pre-entered we look forward to seeing you at the event. Start times will be posted in


NavDash: Christmas Tree Creek, Jane Brook Sat 27th July 2013
FOOT O: Marginata, Middle Distance Event, Sun 28th July 2013

A weekend of orienteering to enjoy this weekend with NavDash in the Swan Valley and in the bush at Marginata. Both events are enter-on-the-day and everyone is welcome. Instructors will be on hand and assistance is available for those new to the sport or trying it for the first time. Courses range from those suitable for experienced orienteers to first time participants.



Sunday 25th August 2013

This weekend we head down to Bunbury. The South West Orienteering Trekkers (SWOT) are holding their event on Sunday afternoon. The map surrounds the Leschenault Inlet with nice parkland areas to have an enjoyable run on (it includes the most southerly mangroves in Australia This is a great opportunity to experience the friendly hospitality of the SWOT club.

Organising Club: South West Orienteering Trekkers



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