Heading in the Right Direction: Why Schools Love the Fantastic New Orienteering Materials Available!

Jim Mackay2021 Archive, Featured News, News, Schools Development

        In 2020, Orienteering Australia developed a National Sporting Schools Orienteering Curriculum. The two new and exciting programs, for Primary School (Years 3-6) and Secondary School (Years 7-8) students, will be launching in Term 2, 2021. The program delivery guide and resources were created in a rigorous review process, culminating in pilot programs run across Australia. The feedback … Read More

Silva Medal 2021

Darryl Erbacher2011 Archive, News

The Silva Medal is awarded to the Australian orienteer who best performs relative to their class in specified events. Points are awarded for Days 1, 2 and 3 of the Australian 3-Days, Championship, the Australian Long Distance Championships, the Australian Middle Distance Championships, the Australian Sprint Championships, any State Championship conducted at the 3-Days carnival and the Australian Championships Carnival and the Asia … Read More

Orienteering Australia Appointments – WOC Coach

Fredrik Johansson2020 Archive, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Weihart as WOC Coach. WOC 2021 is held in the Czech Republic 3-9 July around the town of Doksy. Brett, originally from Adelaide and currently residing in Sweden is a former JWOC representative (competing at first ever JWOC in Sweden, 1990 (40th position in individual long – best non-European result) and Australia … Read More

Orienteering Australia – Executive Officer

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Featured News, News

Orienteering Australia is seeking a new Executive Officer, following the forthcoming retirement of Paul Prudhoe, who has been in the position since 2017. The successful candidate will play a significant leadership role in OA’s developing organisation and will also lead the management of Orienteering Australia’s relationship with Sport Australia. Reporting to the Chair and the Board, the Executive Officer will … Read More

Orienteering Australia Appointments – Head Coach and Manager, Coaching Development

Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, Coaching, High Performance, High Performance News, News

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha (Tash) Key as Head Coach, and Brodie Nankervis as Manager, Coaching Development. As many members might know, Tash has a long and successful history in orienteering, having represented Australia since 1994, competing in 10 World Championships, numerous world cups, World Games  and competed in the Australian domestic program since 1990. Tash is suitably … Read More

Orienteering Australia – urgently seeking new Board members

blairFeatured News, News

  Orienteering Australia is urgently seeking new Board members. We will have a number of vacant Board positions to be filled at the AGM at Easter. The Board consists of seven elected positions and only three existing Board members will be standing for re-election. (Blair Trewin and Bruce Bowen have reached their maximum terms under the new Constitution and are … Read More

New constitution for Orienteering Australia

blair2021 Archive, About OA, Administration, Featured News, News

The conversion of Orienteering Australia to a company limited by guarantee was unanimously agreed by a Special General Meeting held on Monday night. As part of the change, a new Constitution for Orienteering Australia has been adopted. The changes will take effect when OA’s new registration has formally been accepted by ASIC, which is expected to happen within the next … Read More


Paul Prudhoe2021 Archive, News, Uncategorized

Funding is available through Women & Leadership Australia to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s Sport and Recreation industry. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to enable participation in one of three leadership development courses designed for emerging through to senior leaders.  The scholarship funding must be allocated by the end of March … Read More