It is with much regret that the OA MTBO committee, in consultation with the event organisers, Newcastle Orienteering Club, have cancelled the 2020 Australian MTBO Championships, scheduled for September 19-20. The current Covid-19 crisis in Victoria and smaller outbreaks in other states, resulting in travel restrictions, makes true national representation at the event impossible. The 2020 National MTBO Series is … Read More
In preparation for the ASADA Enhanced Capability Act coming into force next week on the 10th August, and to ensure that orienteering is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, Orienteering Australia has updated its Anti-Doping Policy (see Operational Manual Section 5.12). One of the more significant changes in the anti-doping landscape that took place during 2020 was the creation of … Read More
Congratulations to OA Board member and IOF Vice President Mike Dowling who this evening was awarded an IOF Silver Pin by re-elected IOF President Leho Haldna. The IOF General Assembly was held virtually for the first time due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mike was first elected to the IOF Council at the 2010 General Assembly in Trondheim, Norway and was … Read More
Following the rescheduling of this year’s Australian Championships, the resultant rescheduling for the coming years has now been confirmed. The Australian Championships carnival will be held in Tasmania in 2021, Victoria in 2022, Western Australia in 2023 and New South Wales in 2024. Tasmania and Victoria both move back a year from their original allocation, while NSW moves back two … Read More
Orienteering Australia has released the May 2020 update of its National Orienteering Guidelines. The updated document can be found here.
The end of financial year is rapidly approaching with June 30 not far away, and OA is continuing its fundraising partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation to allow tax-deductible donations. Typically, June is the time when many community donors and philanthropists make their donations to the sports they support because from July 1, they will be able to lodge a … Read More
Orienteering Australia (OA) is seeking EOI submissions, from suitably qualified people or organisations, to update its three levels of coaching syllabus for use by State Orienteering Associations (SSOs) & Territory Orienteering Associations. Suppliers may wish to respond to one or more of the services sought by the EOI. It is possible that one supplier may wish to provide all services, or … Read More
After receiving feedback from the State Associations Orienteering Australia has updated the two previously released documents and extended the closing dates for receiving Expressions of Interest (EOI) to the National Primary and High School Program kit projects. The updated documents can be found here: Updated National High Schools Program Kit Request for EOI Updated National Primary Schools Program Kit Request … Read More
Wildfire Sports and Trek has supported Australian elite orienteering since 2017, first by providing prizes for the ultra-long race and then by providing prizes for winners of National Orienteering League races and season winners. Orienteering Australia is now pleased to announce that Wildfire Sports and Trek has joined as the official sponsor of the NOL and will continue to provide … Read More
Following discussions at the 2019 annual conference the rules governing the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships have been updated. The new version of the rules can be found in the OA Operational Manual under section 2.5.