External Programs


Orienteering Victoria can provide an orienteering coach delivered activity in a local bush or park area as a school excursion. This activity can be tailored to the individual needs of your school or group. Activities can be set up to accommodate a number of schools or groups as a mini-event or inter-school competition.

Some options for an orienteering excursion are outlined below.

Basic Skills and Course

  • Suitable for Secondary Students.
  • Students complete an introductory skills session including a map walk, followed by a traditional orienteering course.
  • 2-3 Hours; Maximum 70 students.

Cloverleaf Courses

  • Suitable for students in grades 3 – 8.
  • Students complete an introductory map walk then choose from a variety of short easy courses to complete in pairs.
  • 2-3 Hours; Maximum 70 students

Score Course

  • Suitable for students in grades 5 – 12.
  • Students work in groups to plan a route: attempting to visit as many controls as they can within a time limit.
  • 2-4 Hours; Maximum 220 students.

Locations and Activity Availability

All venues are approved following a focused, seasonal risk assessment process.

Location Suburb Basic Skills and Course Cloverleaf Courses Score Course
Brimbank Park Keilor
Cardinia Reservoir Park Narre Warren East
Cornish Hill Daylesford
Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve Rowville
Darebin Park Alphington
Jells Park Wheelers Hill
Kurth Kiln Regional Park Gembrook
Lake Jubilee Daylesford
Le Page Homestead South Morang
Maroondah Reservoir Park Healesville
Truganina Park Altona Meadows
Westerfolds Park Templestowe
Woodlands Historic Park Oaklands Junction
You Yangs Regional Park Little River

Other locations may be available. Please contact the Orienteering Victoria Schools Officer to find out what is possible. Please note that most venues require a permit and need to be booked at least 6 weeks in advance.


An ASC accredited orienteering coach (with current WwCC or Teacher Registration) will attend your school and run a series of orienteering activity sessions.

These sessions form a strong basis for entry into and participation in club events and school championships.

Unit plans, assessment criteria and suggested reporting comments are provided.

Due to the limitations of campus size, coaches will work with one class at a time.

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