National teams + Selection

All the info on the Australian orienteering teams, including selection criteria.

What you need to Know

Interested in competing internationally as part of an Orienteering Australia team? Check out the details on the selection criteria for orienteering and mountain bike orienteering national steams. 

Team selection criteria

National Orienteering Teams

Orienteering Australia (OA) selects teams to compete in several regular international competitions. These include the annual World Orienteering Championships (WOC), Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC), the bi-annual World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC), Test Matches with New Zealand (the junior and senior Australian Bushrangers teams), occasional Australian Schools Team competitions with New Zealand and teams for Australia/New Zealand Challenges.

OA publishes selection criteria and the process for nominating to be considered for inclusion in these teams several months in advance of team selection. For competitions where the date and location are known, this shall occur not later than 31 October in the year prior to the competition, or 2 months prior to the first selection trial, whichever is earlier. For other competitions and squads this should occur as soon as practicable.

Completion of anti-doping education is a mandatory requirement for team selection.

Published Selection Criteria and Preliminary Team Information

List of events for team selection

2024 National Team Nomination Form 

2024 World Championships Selection Criteria

2024 Junior World Championships Selection Criteria

2024 Other Teams Selection Criteria

Nomination for these teams is now closed.

Mountain Bike Orienteering Teams

Information coming soon.

Orienteering Australia (OA) selects teams to compete in several regular international competitions. These include the annual World Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) Championships, Junior World MTBO Championships, and Test Matches with New Zealand.

Selection Panels

Senior orienteering Selection Panel 2024 (WOC, World Cup, WORLD GAMES, WUOC)

Fredrik Johansson – Non Voting Administrator

Natasha Key – Head Coach & WOC Coach

Bruce Arthur – Selector and Chair

Wendy Read – Selector

Shannon Jones – Selector

Junior ORIENTEERING Selection Panel 2024 (JWOC)

Fredrik Johansson – Non Voting Administrator

Rob Walter – Selector

Matt Doyle – Selector and Chair

Warren Key – JWOC Coach

Rachel West – Selector

Mountain Bike Orienteering Selection Panel 2024

Joel Young – Chair

Kay Haarsma – Selector

Ricky Thackray – Selector

Coaches - National Teams 2024

WUOC 2024 team Leaders

Brodie Nankervis

Mary Fleming

JWOC 2024 team Leaders

Brett Weihart

Warren Key

Serena Doyle

WOC 2024 team Leaders

Mary Fleming

Natasha Key




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Henry McNulty in action at the 2023 World Cup round in Norway - Photo courtesy of IOF / Terje W. Pettersen


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