Cancellation of 2020 Australian MTBO Championships

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Events, Featured News, Mountain Bike Orienteering, MTBO News

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

Orienteering Australia updates Anti-Doping Policy

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, News

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

Orienteering Australia awards National High School and Primary School projects

Paul PrudhoeNews, Schools Development

Orienteering Australia (OA) is pleased to announce that it has contracted Mike McLaughlin of McLaughlin Sports Consultancy (MSC) to deliver both the National High Schools and Primary Schools Projects. As one of four submissions received by OA , after reviewing MSC’s proposals, a panel interview with Mike, and reference checking, OA had no hesitation in awarding MSC the two projects. Work has … Read More

Orienteering Australia’s Mike Dowling awarded IOF Silver Pin at 2020 IOF General Assembly

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, News

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

Schedule for forthcoming Australian Championships confirmed

blair2020 Archive, Events, Featured News, News

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

Tax Deductable Donations through the Australian Sports Foundation

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, High Performance

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


Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, Coaching, High Performance

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

Closing Dates extended for National School’s Orienteering Program Kit Projects EOI’s

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, Administration, Schools, Schools Development

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 supports National Orienteering League as official sponsor

Paul Prudhoe2020 Archive, High Performance, National League

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