MTBO in Victoria

April 27th & 28th saw two West Australians travel to Victoria for a weekend of Mountain Bike Orienteering. The Victorian Sprint, Middle and Long MTBO Distance championships were all held on the weekend as part of the Mountain Bike National Orienteering league and doubled as the national selection races for the Australian MTBO team for the 2013 MTBO World Championships.

Previous Australian team member Ricky Thackay did his selection ambitions no harm, finishing 3rd in the Sprint


Nav Dash : Guildford Grammar

Guildford Grammar School Saturday 13th July

The next Orienteering event is a NavDash at Guildford Grammar School on Saturday, 13th July. The event will be held within the grounds of Guildford Grammar in a small, compact  area with complex features, such as the buildings and passages, with plenty of playing fields and is also very suitable for beginners.

Courses: Short and Long (2 to 3.5km's)
Setter: Ricky


Event Directions and Details

Pre-entry open: 2013 Sprint Championships

The final sprint event for the this year is the WA Sprint Championships on August 10 and entries close for this event on Monday 5 August 2013. To be part of the Championship competition you'll need to pre-enter so come along and enjoy.

2013 WA Sprint Orienteering Championship Saturday 10 August 2013  at John XXIII College


NavDash - Christmas Tree Creek

Christmas Tree Creek, Jane Brook, Saturday  27th July 2013

A different type of venue for NavDash this week – complex rocks instead of complex buildings! The venue is a former paddock on the western edge of John Forrest National Park, very open with patches of regrowth forest, and lots of rocks of various sizes and formations. As the name suggests, Christmas Tree Creek runs through the area; this is a tributary of Jane Brook and although not deep,


Event Directions and Assembly Area

Women’s Training Day 2013

Date: Saturday 3rd August 2013

Calling all women orienteers! Feeling like there is room to impove your orienteering?Why not come to the Women's Training Day to enjoy some training, tips and coaching advice in the supportive company of your fellow women orienteers. 

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MetrO Series

The Be Active Metro Series is held in and around metropolitan parks and reserves throughout the suburbs of Perth. Events are held most Saturday evenings between November and February, when it is too hot for running in the bush by day. Various courses are available, ranging from 3-8 km in length.

9th Nov 13 - Meller Park, Bibra Lake
16th Nov 13 - Oberthur Primary School, Bull Creek
23rd Nov 13 - Ferndale Park Reserve, Ferndale
30th Nov 13 - Midland Sports Complex,


Foot O Evedon Ridge

Evedon Ridge Saturday 20th April 2013

Setter:  Don Mason
Organiser: SWOT

Courses: Expert 3, Expert4, Active, E, VE (1.5 -5 kms)

Registration: 12:30 – 2:00pm
Start times: From 1:00 – 14:30am
Courses close: 4:00pm
Map: Evedon Ridge 1:10 000, 5m contours (A4, all courses)
Facilities: Hire toilet
Bring: Water, map bag, compass (limited hire compasses available).

Course notes:
The bush is open


MTBO Event Bussell Brook West

MTBO: Bussell Brook West Sunday 21st April 2013

Setter: Peter O’Loughlin | Controller: Jill Elderfield | Organiser: SWOT

Courses: (approx): Long (30km) | Medium (20km) | Short (10km)

Registration: 9:00 – 11:00am
Start times: from 9:30 – 11:30am
Courses close: 1:30pm (please be back by this time)

Map: Bussell Brook 1:20 000, 5m contours (A4, all courses)


WA Two Day Classic

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2013

The WA Classic is the ONLY time this year for your chance to run a 2 day event where both days count. This annual 2 day event, for which awards are made for first male and first female on each course, is decided on cumulative time over the two-day results.

Day 1: Saturday 2st June 2013 | Pre Frazzle
On the 1:5,000 Pre-Frazzle Map first used for the Easter Prologue events in


John Forrest National Park NavDash

The next Orienteering event is a NavDash at the Wildflower Tavern, John Forrest NP on Saturday, 13th April.  This event will suit both sprint and bush orienteering aficionados alike, and is also very suitable for beginners.

There will be two courses of approximately 2kms and 3 kms.  Those who like more distance are welcome to do both courses!

No previous orienteering experience is necessary, and members of the public are welcome at this event.  There will be a


Easter 2013 Three Day results

West Australians did well at the annual Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships around Bendigo, Victoria, with Oliver Martin winning the Men 14A class, and Natasha Sparg 1st in Women Open B at her first national orienteering carnival.  In the very competitive elite classes, Kellie Whitfield finished a very creditable 13th overall in Women 21E, including top 10 placings in two of the four races over the Easter Weekend.


Next Event after Easter

There will be a break from Orienteering in Western Australia over Easter, while the annual Australian 3 Days Orienteering Championships take place in Bendigo, Victoria, with a large contingent from WA participating. 

The Championships are the Australian team selection trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships, to be held in the Czech Republic in late June, and we wish brothers Oscar and Henry


Bush Event: Avon Valley

Avon Valley National Park, Sunday 24th March

The next Orienteering event is Sunday 24th March at Avon Valley National Park, with early registration and start times. Registration will be open from 8.00am to 9.30am, with the start times from 8.15am to 10.00am; make sure you arrive before 9.30am in time to register. 

For the Expert and Active courses there is a 600m walk along a gravel road to the Start. There will be an easy


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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.