Previous news and announcments

MTBO Greenmount

MTBOChampsSunday 3rd September 2017

Location: Darlington Hall, Owen Rd, Darlington

This will be the first time an MTBO event has started at this venue so only the longer courses will traverse the Goat Farm. The Railway Heritage Trail runs right past the start venue so it should be a gentle ride in and out for all courses. The short course


State Championship ENTER NOW

CLOSING SOON: Championship class Pre-Entries close on Monday 11 September 2017

Now is the time to get your entries in for the middle distance and long distance state championship event. There are course available to suit all ages and abilities so come along and enjoy some high quality orienteering

WA State Middle Distance Championships
16th September 2017


Junior Camp Wrap

The Junior Camp was held in Bullsbrook from the 1-3 July with 25 participants reaping the benefits of orienteering coaching, attending an event and lots of other fun events.

Training at Russell’s Gully, courtesy of Rachel West and Craig Dufty, was damp but well appreciated while a games night was enjoyed by everyone.

At Spice Brook many camp attendees put new found skills and techniques to the test with higher course levels than they had previously tried. Plus there


WA Schools Team

The WA Schools Team for the 2017 Schools Championship in Hill End NSW as part of the Australian Orienteering Carnival 2017 has now been announced. Congratulations to all!

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Mountain Bike July Skills Training Camp

Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July 2017

OWA will be hosting a mountain bike skills camp in Pemberton for anyone who wants to:

  • feel more confident on a mountain bike
  • feel more confident navigating
  • enjoy their MTB or MTBO more!

MTBOKangarooGully2websiteThis three day


Weeknight Winter Training

Lightpole Orienteering

Lightpole Orienteering returns for Thursday evenings to help keep your navigation and running tuned up over the winter. The goal of these training events is to collect as many designated lightpoles (you write down the unique code to prove you made it to the checkpoint) as you can in the 45-minute time limit. Don't forget it will be dark so it can be harder than you think!

Everyone is welcome but make sure to bring along a


Great line up of Coming Events

There is a wealth of events to choose from over the coming weeks so be sure to mark your calendars and don’t miss out on your chance to try all types of orienteering sprint, mountain bike and bush events are all on offer. On Saturday 27th May there is NavDash at Canning Vale College, while you can get on your


WA Classic Two Day

Warranine bush event

Sunday 4th & Monday 5th June 2017

This two event is a popular and regular feature on the WA orienteering calendar and everyone is welcome. This is a two Day event with cumulative times used to decide the places over the two races. This year it will be held on a farmland area which has a mixture of bush, dense strands in part and open terrain which is generally fast running. Make a weekend of it and enjoy camping on Sunday evening.



2017 Junior Camp

Junior TrainingThis year's camp will be held in Bullsbrook from 1 to 3 July.

The Junior Camp is Orienteering WA's major training camp of the year for 10-17 year old orienteers and is held over the July school holidays. Run by our accredited coaches the camp provides for a wide range of orienteering abilities.

This training camp is suitable for


Hill Park Dale

farmmapSunday 9th July

Location: Hill Park Dale, near Beverly

The Hill Park Dale map is a favourite in the West Dale area. With a mixture of farmland and remnant forest with a liberal scattering of rock it always presents a challenge to the orienteer to navigate through or around the complex sections of rock.



Peterdine State League Event

PeterdineSunday 30th July

Location: Peterdine, near Northam

The Peterdine map is mostly on grazed farmland with rock detail but very little undergrowth so fast running is possible.  As this event is the Long Distance event for the State Orienteering League, if you want to be eligible for SOL points, ensure you enter in


Frazzle Rock

PerFrazzleSueSunday 6th August

Location: Frazzle Rock 

Frazzle Rock has patches of intricate rock detail, large bare rock surfaces and remnant areas of native bush. The M, E and VE courses also go through open farm land.

Camping is possible at the assembly area on Saturday night.  The portable toilet will be


Yetar Spring State League Event

yetargrasstreescropSunday 20th August

Location: Yetar Spring, East of Sawyers Valley

Yetar Spring has lots of complex rocks and maybe some early wildflowers will be on view. A great reason to get outdoors and enjoy the bush close to Perth. This event is a Middle Distance event as part of the State Orienteering


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