You do not need to be a member to participate at most orienteering events. However, if you intend to become a regular participant, becoming a member has many benefits.

Orienteering Australia does not have direct membership, membership is through State Associations. Membership of state associations is on a calendar year basis. Membership fees vary between states and clubs. Please refer to your state association or club for membership fees.

Membership provides the following benefits:

  • a regular state newsletter providing a listing of coming events, results, coaching tips, news and views;
  • regular e-newsletters;
  • subscription to the national quarterly magazine, The Australian Orienteer;
  • discounted event entry fees (most states);
  • assistance from experienced club members to help you improve your skills, including special coaching activities and training days;
  • eligibility to win Annual Awards;
  • social interaction with fellow club members;
  • discounts through State Association sponsors;
  • discounts through Orienteering Australia sponsors; and
  • reciprocal rights interstate.

Membership forms are available at events and through your local club or state organisation.