Murdoch University, South St, Murdoch

This Saturday afternoon sprint event features courses on a complex campus on gently sloping land, with steps and many paved paths round buildings which have some route choices under cover and through landscaped areas. Beforehand, please check the details of features that must not be crossed.

Pickering Brook

Fine weather and dust (but not mud) free tracks greeted nearly 40 riders and runners to the north east corner of tRicky’s monster Carinyah MTBO map. A lot of earthworks by the authorities trying to keep out 4WDrivers et al added to the usual challenges in our forests (exposed laterite, fallen timber and gumnuts, etc) but all emerged unscathed, professing enjoyment and with some close run contests and winning times fairly close to the guidelines.

Minim Cove, Mosman Park

Club relay entries are now closed, and you can find the teams on Eventor (Teams Entry). Read the Information flyer for details of courses and timing. Enter on the day is available for a limited number of classes. This is an inter-club championship event, and instruction available to newcomes will be limited.

Off Great Eastern Highway, near the Lakes

Drizzle, more drizzle and then the rain. Other than that, everyone appeared to have a good time. This area provided mostly open running that was responsible for quick course times, and opportunities for some longer legs interspersed with short sharp clusters for a bit of both long and short course practice. Every course had close finishes that showed that at this time of the year, with championships and the relays in the offing, a sense of


off Westdale Road, near Beverley

Enjoy expansive views, running on beautifully mapped terrain of open paddocks, wandoo woodland, detailed granite outcrops and bare rock surfaces, gullies, spurs and hills. The map was updated for the 2019 Australian 3-day event at Easter.

John Forrest National Park

It was a crisp and sunny July morning for this year's edition of the John Forrest event where we saw 96 entrants brave the parrot bush and challenging mix of hills and prickly flora, the H1 course taking in some 390m of elevation.

Off Great Eastern Highway, near the Lakes

The terrain used for the courses is varied and includes open forest, some patches of thick vegetation, steeper hillsides with rock detail, and lots of open fast-running areas.

Pickering Brook

Entries are now open and will close on Thursday 21st July at 11:59pm. This is a PRE-ENTRY event through Eventor for Championship classes. Enter on the day for non-Championship classes will be available for all courses and e-bikes are welcome, as are runners. Details of the courses are in the Information flyer in Eventor. Start lists for Championship courses will be posted in Eventor as soon as possible after entries have closed.

Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th July

Camp Kerem, Bullsbrook

Held over three days, the winter camp was held in stunning fine weather with very cold mornings. Seventeen juniors attended and there were twelve coaches/adults to supervise and instruct.

Granite Heights, Albany

Sunshine and blue skies surprisingly appeared for the Granite Heights event in Albany on Sunday 26th June. This partially completed map was mostly cattle paddocks but with some low-lying blue gums and marshy native vegetation plus some small granite outcrops which made it a perfect area for a local club full of beginner orienteers. Even on the Hard courses competitors were never far from great big features.

East of The Lakes

The Calophylla Long State Series event had an attendance of 78 brave souls who made it past the puddles and eroded tracks to arrive at the assembly area. The terrain was quite tough with deep gullies and watercourses to cross to the east of the map and prickly bushes between the rock surfaces to the west.

Whiteman Park

The Orienteering Association of Western Australia (OWA) held the 2022 Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships at Whiteman Park on Wednesday 15th June. The organising team and participants were happy that the forecast rain held off until after the event finished. Over 300 students from 15 schools participated. Thirty-six volunteers from OAWA helped run the event and Sarah Stevenson from Whiteman Park worked with OWA to manage the event.

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This event is held at John Forrest National Park, close to Perth, and is an ideal event for families and newcomers. Bring along your friends and introduce them to an activity that exercises your brain as well as your legs!

The mapped area of John Forrest National Park covers a steep and bushy valley. Standard Parks and Wildlife entry fees apply on the day for those who do not have an annual park pass. Fees must be paid at the pay station on the way in to the Park. If


Glen Forrest

35 participants ventured out into the Glen Forrest to Mahogany Creek Heritage Trail and bush reserves in a very wintery morning, with occasional showers of rain. This was a Maprun6 event using three courses with lengths from 8 to 28 kms.

Saturday 2nd - Monday 4th July

Camp Kerem, Bullsbrook

Our popular junior camp is returning to Camp Kerem, Bullsbrook! The camp is held over two days and two nights at the start of the July School holidays. Led by a team of ten OWA coaches, it will provide activities on site and training on a bush map, as well as attending the OWA event at John Forrest National Park.

We are looking for young people who enjoy orienteering, want to learn more about it and have a fun time with other young people.

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Acknowledgement of country

Noongar country logo 2023 150pxNgalak kaaditj nidja Noongar Boodjar. Koora-Yeyi-Kalyakool.

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.