National MTBO Junior, Senior and Masters Series

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

The National Mountain Bike Orienteering Series schedule for the coming year will include these events:-

2022 National Series Winners

Classes Contested

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

ClassAge Range
M14W1414 & under
M16W1616 & under
M20W2020 & under
M21W2121 & over
M40W4040 & over
M50W5050 & over
M60W6060 & over
M70W7070 & over
M80W8080 & over


The Orienteering Australia Rules for MTBO will apply – OA MTBO RULES 2019

Individual Competition

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

13th1326th or less0

A riders result will be determined by their best 5 individual stage scores. Points from different age classes can not be combined. There is no limit to the number of state competitors who may enter/score points in M/W14, M/W16, M/W20, M/W21, M/W40, 50, 60, 70, 80.

2023 National MTBO Series Standings

2022 National MTBO Series Standings

2021 No series held.

2020 No series held.

2019 National MTBO Series Standings

2018 National MTBO Series Standings

2017 National MTBO Series Standings

2016 National MTBO Series Standings

2015 National MTBO Series Standings

2014 National MTBO Series Standings

State Teams Competition

The State based competition is contested over all stages of the Australian MTBO Champs, among the 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

2023 National MTBO Series JUNIOR & ELITE Standings

2023 National MTBO MASTERS Standings


Australian MTBO Championships

Each year an Australian MTBO Championship is staged in one of the states on a rotating basis. The Orienteering Australia State MTBO Champion Plaque is awarded as follows. Riders in all age classes from M/W14 to M/W80 are awarded 5 points for first, 3 points for second , and 1 point for third in the Sprint, Middle and Long Distance events. State point scores since the first Australian MTBO Championship in 1998 are listed in the table below.

Historical National Individual and State Team Results

2022 Final Standings – Individual, Elite, Masters, National Series Award Winners

2021 No competition held

2020 No competition held

2019 Final Standings – IndividualEliteMastersNational Series Award Winners

2018 Final Standings –  Individual, Elite, Masters, National Series awards Winners

2017 Final Standings – Individual, EliteMasters, National Series awards Winners

2016 Final Standings… IndividualElite, Masters

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

Annuals – Photos and Stories

Australian Orienteer Annual 2015

Australian MTBO Champions – Individual Winners

Australian MTBO Sprint Distance Champions

Australian MTBO Middle Distance Champions

Australian MTBO Long Distance Champions

Australian MTBO Mass Start Champions

Australian MTBO Championships – Past Event Details

Australian MTBO Sprint Venues

Australian MTBO Middle Distance Venues

Australian MTBO Long Distance Venues

Australian MTBO Mass Start Venues


Australian MTBO JWOC/WOC Teams

Previous Australian Teams

Australia – New Zealand MTBO Challenge

Australia/New Zealand MTBO Challenge was first unofficially held in New Zealand in 2002. The Daylesford event in 2003 was staged as a lead up to the 2004 World MTBO Championships in Ballarat, Victoria. It has developed into a strong, friendly competition held every two years or so.

Challenge Rules and Selection Criteria for 2019



Sep 2003Daylesford, VICAUS 4 – NZ 0
Jan 2005Auckland, NZNZ 6 – AUS 1
Nov 2007Newcastle, NSWNZ 11 – AUS 10
Jun 2009Mt Gambier, SANZ 13 – AUS 8
Jan 2012Central Otago, NZNZ 14 – AUS 10
Jan 2014Rotarua, NZNZ 24.5 – AUS 7
Jun 2014Alice Springs, NTAUS 15 – NZ 6
Oct 2015Anglesea, VICAUS 14 – NZ 10
Oct 2017Wingello, NSWAUS 12 – NZ 23
Apr 2018Central Otago NZAUS 3 – NZ 18
Oct 2019Maryborough, VICAUS 18 – NZ 14


2019 Team

2018 Team

2017 Team


2014 Team (Alice Springs, NT)

2014 Team (Rotarua, NZ)

2014 Team Photo