Stage 3 and 4 Restrictions in Victoria – Vic Champs and other events postponed

Stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne, and Stage 3 restrictions for regional Victoria, mean that from August 2nd, all orienteering events and activities within Victoria are postponed or cancelled until at least September 13.  Some events planned for October and November, including the Victorian Middle and Long Distance Champs in north eastern Victoria, are also postponed due to inability to obtain permits or plan courses.

Please follow Victorian Government directives for exercise under these restrictions. In Melbourne, this means:

  • Exercise within 5 kms of where you live
  • Exercise for no more than 1 hour per day
  • Exercise with no more than 1 other person, regardless of whether they live with you or not
  • Do not exercise between 8pm and 5am (curfew)
  • Wear a mask unless running; carry a mask if running
  • Please continue to use Maplink and DIY to find maps close to home. Need help finding maps? Contact [email protected]


Sept 29 – Oct 4:  Victorian Middle and Long Distance Championships in NE Victoria POSTPONED.  Embargoes remain in place until these events are completed.  The proposed Australian Schools Challenge in Beechworth is also cancelled.  We will try to hold a Vic Champs this year somewhere, if conditions allow.

Oct 16-18:  Victorian MTBO Championships, Maryborough-Dunolly – tbd. An announcement will be made soon. Embargoes remain in place until these events are completed.

Sept 20: Vic Spring Tarrengower – cancelled

Nov 1 – Muckleford Maxi – cancelled

Nov 1 – AWOC Club Champs, Barambogie – tbd

Regional events – there will be no organised events or activities in Bendigo or other regional locations, during this period.  You must exercise in accordance with the Stage 3 (Stay Home) restrictions.  Please use common sense – stay close to home, do not travel for unreasonable distances, or exercise for long periods of time.  We hope that events in regional Victoria can recommence from mid September but this will depend on both restrictions and permits.

Park Street Summer Series – our summer program is due to commence at the start of October.  Due to the uncertainty, the fixture will be prepared and made available online, but not printed until we are confident that events will go ahead as planned.  We’ll need to be flexible and adaptable with dates, locations, and operating conditions.  We will hold as many events as conditions allow.

Other events planned for the remainder of 2020 will be assessed, and decisions announced, in due course.

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