Awards

Celebrating national sporting achievement and volunteer service to orienteering in Australia

About Awards

Orienteering Australia presents a range of annual awards that celebrate both sporting achievement and volunteer service to the sport.

Sporting Achievement Awards

  • The Orienteering Australia Athlete of the Year
  • SILVA Medal
  • Orienteering Australia Shield
  • Xanthorrhoea Trophy
  • Champion Club Trophy
  • Australian MTBO Championship Plaque

Volunteer Service Awards

  • SILVA Award for Services to Orienteering
  • SILVA Award for Services to Coaching
  • David Hogg Medal for Services to Event Management.

The Orienteering Australia Athlete of the Year

The Orienteering Australia (OA) Athlete of the Year recognises the most outstanding performance(s) in elite orienteering competition in a given calendar year. The Athlete of the Year is decided by a vote of an Electoral College. The award was first presented in 2004.

2022 – Aston Key – Victoria

2021 – Aston Key – Victoria

2020 – Not Awarded

2019 – Aston Key – Victoria

2018 – Henry McNulty – Western Australia

2017 – Lucy Mackie – New South Wales

2016 – Henry McNulty – Western Australia

2015 – Angus Robinson – Victoria

2014 – Hanny Allston – Tasmania

2013 – Grace Crane – Tasmania

2012 – Julian Dent – New South Wales

2011 – Grace Crane – Tasmania

2010 – Adrian Jackson – Victoria

2009 – Adrian Jackson – Victoria

2008 – Adrian Jackson – Victoria

2007 – Simon Uppill – South Australia

2006 – Hanny Allston – Tasmania

2005 – Hanny Allston – Tasmania

2004 – Adrian Jackson – Victoria

SILVA Award for Services to Orienteering

The SILVA Award for Service to Orienteering is presented to a person who has have rendered meritorious services to the sport of orienteering at club, State, and national/international level over a period of many years. A person may only receive this award once. The award was first presented in 1984.

2023 – Helen O’Callaghan – New South Wales

2022 – Bill Jones – Australian Capital Territory

2021 – Mike Hubbert – Victoria

2020 – Greg Bacon – New South Wales

2019 – Richard Matthews – Western Australia

2018 – Barbara and Ron Junghans – New South Wales

2017 – Chris Wilmott – New South Wales

2016 – Bernard Walker – Tasmania

2015 – Noel Shoknecht – Western Australia

2014 – Christine Brown – Tasmania

2013 – Fiona Calabro – Queensland

2012 – Bert Elson – Tasmania

2011 – Robert Mouatt – Australian Capital Territory

2010 – Rob Vincent – New South Wales

2009 – Hilary Wood and Nick Dent – New South Wales

2008 – Tony Simpkins – Western Australia

2007 – Jeffa Lyon – South Australia

2006 – Neville Bleakley – Australian Capital Territory

2005 – Blake Gordon – Victoria

2004 – John Brammall – Tasmania

2003 – Dianne and Peter Searle – Victoria

2002 – Blair Trewin – Victoria

2001 – Sue Johnston – Queensland

2000 – Kay Haarsma – South Australia

1999 – Kathy Liley – Victoria

1998 – Robert Allison – Australian Capital Territory

1997 – Don Young – Western Australia

1996 – Peta Whitford – Victoria

1995 – Barry McCrae – Victoria

1994 – John Brock – Tasmania

1993 – Robin Simson – Queensland

1992 – Eric Andrews – Queensland

1991 – Dave Lotty – New South Wales

1990 – Hermann Wehner – Australian Capital Territory

1989 – Clive Roper – Tasmania

1988 – Hugh Cameron – New South Wales

1987 – Ian Baker – Victoria

1986 – Tom Andrews and Alex Tarr – Victoria

1985 – David Hogg – Australian Capital Territory

1984 – Ted Wester – New South Wales

SILVA Award for Services to Coaching

The SILVA Award for Services to Coaching is presented to a person who has have rendered meritorious coaching services to the sport of orienteering at club, State, and national/international level over a period of many years. A person may only receive this award once. The award was first presented in 1996.

2023 – Jon McComb – Tasmania

2022 – Barbara Dawson – New South Wales

2021 – Rachel West – Western Australia

2020 – Paula Shingler – New South Wales

2019 – Bridget Anderson – South Australia

2018 – Wendy Read – Queensland

2017 – Michael Dowling – Tasmania

2016 – Jan Fletcher – Western Australia

2015 – Nick Dent – New South Wales

2014 – Ian Dalton – Western Australia

2013 – Adrian Craig – South Australia

2012 – Grant McDonald – Australian Capital Territory

2011 – Susanne Casanova – South Australia

2010 – Jessica Fuller-Smith – Tasmania

2009 – Not Awarded

2008 – Jim Russell – Victoria

2007 – Anthony Scott – Australian Capital Territory

2006 – John Porter – New South Wales

2005 – Warren Key – Victoria

2004 – Debbie Gale – Tasmania

2003 – Jill Elderfield – Western Australia

2002 – Paul Pacque – Tasmania

2001 – Clive Pope – Queensland

2000 – Clive Arthur – South Australia

1999 – Len Minty – Australian Capital Territory

1998 – Fiona Calabro – Queensland

1997 – Robert Smith – South Australia

1996 – Kay Haarsma – South Australia and Peta Whitford – Victoria

 

David Hogg Medal for Services to Event Management

The David Hoff Nedal for Services to Event Management is presented to a person who has have rendered meritorious services to the staging of orienteering events at club, State, and national/international level over a period of many years. A person may only receive this award once. The award was first presented in 2009.

2023 – Christine Brown – Tasmania

2022 – Ian Rathbone – Tasmania

2021 – Not Awarded

2020 – Andrew Lumsden – New South Wales

2019 – Margi Freemantle and Ted van Geldermalsen – Victoria

2018 – Robert Mouatt – Australian Capital Territory

2017 – Ricky Thackray – Western Australia

2016 – Robin Uppill – South Australia

2015 – Denis Lyons – New South Wales

2014 – Ross Barr – New South Wales

2013 – Richard Matthews – Western Australia

2012 – Valerie and John Brammall – Tasmania

2011 – Peter Cutten – South Australia

2010 – Eric Andrews – Queensland

2009 – Ron Pallas – New South Wales

SILVA Medal

The SILVA Medal is awarded to the Australian orienteer who achieves the highest level of consistent performance in their class in designated national events each year. This is the oldest Orienteering Australia award and was first presented in 1976.

2023 – Euan Best (M16) – Tasmania

2022 – Marina Iskhakova (W40) – Australian Capital Territory

2021 – Marina Iskhakova (W40) – Australian Capital Territory

2020 – Not Awarded

2019 – Stephen Craig (M50) – New South Wales

2018 – Jennifer Enderby (W50) – New South Wales

2017 – Ann Ingwerson (W75) – Australian capital Territory

2016 – Jenny Bourne (W60) – Victoria

2015 – Aston Key (M16) – Victoria

2014 – Liz Abbott (W55) – Australian Capital Territory 

2013 – Warren Key (M50) – Victoria

2012 – Jenny Bourne (W55) – Victoria

2011 – Geoff Lawford (M55) – Australian Capital Territory

2010 – Geoff Lawford (M55) – Australian Capital Territory

2009 – Jenny Bourne (W55) – Australian Capital Territory

2008 – Alex Tarr (M65) – Victoria

2007 – Maureen Ogilvie (W70) – New South Wales

2006 – Lachlan Dow (M16) – Australian Capital Territory

2005 – Ian Hassall (M70) – New South Wales

2004 – Ian Hassall (M70) – New South Wales

2003 – Darryl Erbacher (M60) – Australian Capital Territory

2002 – Maureen Ogilvie (W65) – New South Wales

2001 – Ian Hassall (M65) – New South Wales, Rob Walter (M21) – Australian Capital Territory, Carolyn Jackson (W35) – Victoria

2000 – Dave Lotty (M55) – New South Wales

1999 – Ian Hassall (M65) – New South Wales

1998 – Ian Hassall (M60) – New South Wales

1997 – Carolyn Jackson (W35) – Victoria, Ian McKenzie (M45) – New South Wales

1996 – Ross Coyle (M40) – New South Wales

1995 – Dave Lotty (M50) – New South Wales

1994 – Ian Hassall (M60) – New South Wales

1993 – Ian Hassall (M55) – New South Wales, Geoff Lawford (M35) – Australian Capital Territory, Kevin Paine (M60) – Australian Capital Territory

1992 – Ian Hassall (M55) – New South Wales

1991 – Cassie Trewin (W14) – Australian Capital Territory, Andy Hogg (M18) – Australian Capital Territory

1990 – Maureen Ogilvie (W55) – New South Wales

1989 – Ian Hassall (M55) – New South Wales

1988 – Neil Schafer (M60) – New South Wales

1987 – Ian Hassall (M50) – New South Wales, Alex Tarr (M45) – Victoria

1986 – Jenny Anderson (W18) – New South Wales, Dick Mountstephens (M60) – New South Wales

1985 – Frank Anderson (M45) – New South Wales

1984 – Andrew Saw (M16) – Australian Capital Territory

1983 – Kathy Saw (M43) – Australian Capital Territory

1982 – Andrew Saw (M14) – Australian Capital Territory

1981 – Kathryn Tarr (W12) – Victoria

1980 – Margot Jones (W43) – Victoria

1979 – Lindsay Hooper (M43) – Victoria, Dick Mountstephens (M43) – New South Wales

1978 – Audun Fristad (M56) – Australian Capital Territory

1977 – Alex Tarr (M21) – Victoria

1976 – Alex Tarr (M21) – Victoria, Andrew Lumsden (M20) – New South Wales

The OA Shield

The OA Shield is an interstate competition based on the results of the Australian Long Distance Championships.

2023 – Victoria

2022 – Victoria

2021 – No Competition

2020 – No Competition

2019 – Australian Capital Territory

2018 – Victoria

2017 – New South Wales

2016 – New South Wales

2015 – Victoria

2014 – New South Wales

2013 – New South Wales

2012 – Tasmania

2011 – New South Wales

2010 – New South Wales

2009 – Australian Capital Territory

2008 – Queensland

2007 – New South Wales

2006 – Western Australia

2005 – New South Wales

2004 – New South Wales

2003 – New South Wales

2002 – South Australia

2001 – New South Wales

2000 – New South Wales

1999 – New South Wales

1998 – New South Wales

1997 – Australian Capital Territory

1996 – New South Wales

1995 – New South Wales

1994 – New South Wales

1993 – New South Wales

1992 – Australian Capital Territory

1991 – New South Wales

1990 – Victoria

1989 – New South Wales

1988 – Western Australia

1987 – New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (tie)

1986 – New South Wales

1985 – New South Wales

1984 – New South Wales

1983 – New South Wales

1982 – New South Wales

1981 – Victoria

1980 – Victoria

1979 – New South Wales

The Xanthorrhoea Trophy

The Xanthorrhoea Trophy is an interstate competition based on the results of the Australian Relay Championships. It was first awarded in ????

2023 – 

2022 – New South Wales

2021 – No Competition

2020 – No Competition

2019 – New South Wales

2018 – New South Wales

2017 – New South Wales

2016 – New South Wales

2015 – Victoria

2014 – Victoria

2013 – New South Wales

2012 – New South Wales

2011 – New South Wales

2010 – New South Wales

2009 – Australian Capital Territory

2008 – Queensland

2007 – New South Wales

2006 – Western Australia

2005 – Tasmania

2004 – New South Wales

2003 – New South Wales

2002 – South Australia

2001 – New South Wales

2000 – New South Wales

1999 – New South Wales

1998 – Western Australia

1997 – New South Wales

1996 – Victoria

1995 – Australian Capital Territory

1994 – Australian Capital Territory

1993 – Queensland

1992 – Australian Capital Territory

1991 – New South Wales

1990 – Victoria

1989 – New South Wales

1988 – Western Australia

1987 – Australian Capital Territory

1986 – Australian Capital Territory

1985 – Victoria

1984 – Australian Capital Territory

The Champion Club Trophy

The Champion Club Trophy is an inter-club competition based on the placings at the end of day two of the Australian 3-Days. It was first awarded in 1984.

2024 – Australopers, Tasmania

2023 – 

2022 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

2021 – Australopers – Tasmania

2020 – No Competition

2019 – Australopers – Tasmania

2018 – Newcastle Orienteers – New South Wales

2017 – Newcastle Orienteers – New South Wales

2016 – Bush Flyers – Australian Capital Territory

2015 – Melbourne Forest Racers – Victoria

2014 – Bush Flyers – Australian Capital Territory

2013 – Melbourne Forest Racers – Victoria

2012 – Garingal Orienteers – New South Wales

2011 – Garingal Orienteers – New South Wales

2010 – Bush Flyers – Australian Capital Territory

2009 – Australopers – Tasmania

2008 – Ugly Gully – Queensland

2007 – Australopers – Tasmania

2006 – Tintookies -South Australia

2005 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

2004 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

2003 – LOST -Western Australia

2002 – Yarra Valley – Victoria

2001 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

2000 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

1999 – Nillumbik Emus – Victoria

1998 – Wulundigong – Western Australia

1997 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

1996 – Tintookies -South Australia

1995 – Yarra Valley – Victoria

1994 – Tintookies -South Australia

1993 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

1992 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

1991 – Ugly Gully – Queensland,  Enoggeroos – Queensland (tie)

1990 – Tintookies -South Australia

1989 – Garingal Orienteers – New South Wales

1988 – Bibbulmin -Western Australia

1987 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

1986 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

1985 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

1984 – Red Roos – Australian Capital Territory

The Australian MTBO Championship Plaque

Australian MTBO Championship Plaque is an interstate competition based on the results of the Australian MTBO Sprint, Middle and Long Distance Championships. It was first awarded in 1998.

2023 – New South Wales

2022 – New South Wales

2021 – No Competition

2020 – No Competition

2019 – New South Wales

2018 – Queensland

2017 – New South Wales

2016 – Western Australia

2015 – Victoria

2014 – Victoria

2013 – Victoria

2012 – New South Wales

2011 – Victoria

2010 – Victoria

2009 – Victoria

2008 – Victoria

2007 – Victoria

2006 – Western Australia

2005 – Victoria

2004 – Victoria

2003 – Victoria

2002 – Victoria

2001 – Victoria

2000 – Victoria

1999 – Victoria

1998 – Victoria

get involved

How to nominate someone for an OA award

Orienteering Australia honours the volunteers who make our sport possible. Do you know someone who makes an outstanding contribution to our sport over many years, does great work in coaching or event management? Why not nominate them for an Orienteering Australia award.
hanny allston 2006 world champiuon
Hanny Allston - the first Australian senior World Championships gold medallist - 2006 Sprint Distance and three-time OA Athlete of the Year.
helen o'callaghan
Helen O'Callaghan - recipient of the 2023 SILVA Award for Services to Orienteering. Photo: Tom de Jong (PhotosByTom.com.au)