A National competition in Mountain Bike Orienteering has been held since 2008. A series of events spread across at least 3 states constitutes the league each year.

There are competitions for individuals as well as state based teams.

In 2008 and 2009, the series was conducted in Open Elite and Junior (under 21) classes. In 2010 the competition was expanded to include Masters age classes – increasing the competition between states.

National MTBO Junior, Senior and Masters Series

The 2018 National Mountain Bike Orienteering Series schedule will include these rounds:-

  • Round 1 – 17-18th March – Creswick, Vic (VIC Champs plus Selection Trials)
  • Round 2 – 19-20th May  – Sunshine Coast, QLD (Australian and QLD Champs –
  • Round 3 – TBA

Lucy Mackie 2017


Classes Contested

Your age is defined as the age that you are at 31st December in the current year.

Class Age Range
M14 W14 14 & under
M16 W16 16 & under
M20 W20 20 & under
M21 W21 21 & over
M40 W40 40 & over
M50 W50 50 & over
M60 W60 60 & over
M70 W70 70 & over
M80 W80 80 &over


Rules – The Orienteering Australia Rules for MTBO will apply – OA MTBO RULES 2014

Individual Competition

The table below sets out how points can be scored in each race for the above classes.

Placing Points Placing Points
1st 30 14th 12
2nd 27 15th 11
3rd 24 16th 10
4th 22 17th 9
5th 21 18th 8
6th 20 19th 7
7th 19 20th 6
8th 18 21st 5
9th 17 22nd 4
10th 16 23rd 3
11th 15 24th 2
12th 14 25th 1
13th 13 26th or less 0

In each age division, the best five (5) results over all the years’ rounds will be counted in the individual age-group competition. There is no limit to the number of state competitors who may enter/score points in M/W14, M/W16, M20, W20, M21, W21, M/W 40-, 50-, 60-, 70-, 80-.

State Teams Competition

Contested among Canberra Cockatoos, NSW Stingers, Queensland Storm, Southern Arrows, Tasmanian Foresters, Victorian Nuggets and Western Nomads.
The top two (2) rider’s times from a state in each of the age divisions will be summed in the official ranking to determine the team placing. If only one state rider records a time, that state is ranked based on that result alone – below those with two riders. After each event, points from each of the divisions will be summed to give the National MTBO Series Team Scores.

1st Place = 9 Points
2nd Place = 7 points
3rd Place = 5 Points
4th Place = 4 Points
5th Place = 3 points
6th Place = 2 Points
7th Place = 1 Point
Unplaced = 0 points

OA State Champion Plaque – Australian Championships Scores



2017 National MTBO Series Masters Standings

2017 National MTBO Series Senior and Junior Standings

2017 National MTBO Series Individual Standings


2016 Final Standings… Individual & Elite, Masters and State

2015 Final Standings – Individuals, Elite, Masters and State
2014 Final Standings – Individuals, Elite and Masters
2013 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2012 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2011 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2010 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2009 Final Standings – Individuals and Teams
2008 Final Standings – Individual and Teams


Australian Orienteer Annual 2015



Australian MTBO Long Distance Champions

Australian MTBO Middle Distance Champions

Australian MTBO Sprint Distance Champions


Australian MTBO Long Distance Venues & Data

Australian MTBO Middle Distance Venues and Data

Australian MTBO Sprint Venues and Data