JWOC 2019 Finishes with the Relays, but not before Aston Key achieves another podium placing in Middle Distance A Final

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The 2019 Junior Championships finished today with the traditional relay events, but the day before’s Middle Distance Final saw Australia’s Aston Key achieve yet another podium finish. Starting as one of the last three runners in the A Final Aston found how hard it can be at the top. With less than 2 minutes separating the top five men’s placings, … Read More

Four new inductees into Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame

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Four new members have been inducted into the Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame. Hermann Wehner has been inducted into the Athlete Division. Hermann has a long history of outstanding national and international performances in masters-level competition, most recently his gold medal in the M90 sprint in the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships. Three new members have been inducted into the … Read More

Barbara and Ron Junghans win Silva Award for Services to Orienteering

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The annual Silva Award for Services to Orienteering in Australia has been presented to Barbara and Ron Junghans. This award reflects their contribution to orienteering in Australia over a period of decades, culminating in their stewardship of the highly successful 2017 Australian Championships carnival. Other major service awards announced at Easter were made to Bob Mouatt (David Hogg Medal for … Read More

Lucy Mackie named as 2017 Athlete of the Year

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Congratulations to Lucy Mackie (NSW) who was named as 2017 Athlete of the Year by Orienteering Australia at Easter. This was due to her great results at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Lithuania last year, winning a silver medal in the middle & placing a close 7th in the long.This follows further outstanding results in 2016. She is only … Read More

Videos from 2017 Australian Championships


Here are two superb videos from the recent Australian champs carnival at Bathurst and Hill End. Click on the links to view the Aus Middle and Long and Aus schools videos.

Schedule of OA meetings for Easter 2018

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The following Orienteering Australia meetings will happen this weekend: Saturday 31 March Room 1 4.00-5.00             Schools 5.00-6.00             Coaching   Room 2 4.00-5.15             Mapping 5.15-6.30             Technical   Room 3 4.00-5.00             IT 5.00-6.00             Participation and development Sunday 1 April 5.00                       Orienteering Australia AGM All meetings will take place at the Domain Athletics Centre, Hobart.

Archive of Australian Championship results now online

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The Australian Orienteering Championships have been taking place since 1971 (with some question marks about the official status of the 1971 event, which took place before Orienteering Australia was formed). A file with the full set of results from the Long Distance event (which was the only all-ages individual event prior to 2006) is now available. This file is sorted … Read More

Paul Prudhoe appointed as OA Executive Officer

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Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce that Paul Prudhoe has been appointed as Executive Officer. Paul has previously served as Executive Officer and President of Orienteering NSW, as well as in a number of significant roles in the corporate sector, and we look forward to his joining Orienteering Australia. He will take up his position as of 1 November. Paul … Read More

OA Executive Officer and Administrative Support Officer – applications wanted

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With the forthcoming retirement of John Harding after years of outstanding service, Orienteering Australia is seeking an Executive Officer to lead the sport into the coming years in Australia. We are also seeking an Administration Support Officer to support the Executive Officer in their work.   Applications are sought for suitable candidates to fill these positions. The Orienteering Australia office … Read More