Bush Orienteering

Bush Orienteering is more than just a trail run, involving moving off the trail into the bush. There is no marked route on the ground; the aim is to reach pre-determined control points using a map for navigation. The key is concentration and the ability to make quick decisions while moving as fast as you can. It’s not just for runners, but walkers as well, with courses available for everyone regardless of fitness or age.

Bush orienteering is generally held in Autumn through to Spring. Weekend events are held throughout Victoria,  with the main events being:

  • MelBushO – an introductory series of events close to Melbourne.
  • Bendigo regional series – an accessible series catering for both new and experienced participants.
  • Autumn and Spring series – these events, at locations across the state, have courses for all. Experience the excitement of navigating some of Victoria’s best forests.
  • Two Victorian Championship events are held each year. These are open to all, providing the opportunity to test yourself against your peers or to simply provide another excuse to get out into the bush.
  • The Victorian Relays are a chance for club based teams to compete head to head in an exciting annual contest
  • Standalone events, each with a unique format, eg Maxi 3 Hour, Bendigo ToDay

Want to know more: check out New to Bush Orienteering , and the series that interests you

Oceania Long and Middle Distance Championship Highlights Videos

With the help of the Victorian Government  highlights videos have been created of the Oceania Long Distance and Middle Distance championships held in October 2019.
Orienteering Victoria trusts this gives you a flavour of the major bush events we run.
Scroll down to view upcoming events.

 

 

Covid-19 & Return To Sport

All events listed in this provisional calendar for July-December 2020 are to be confirmed. Orienteering events will only resume in accordance with Victorian government easing of restrictions, health advice, and landowner permission.  Always check Eventor for final event details, and subscribe to the weekly O News Bulletin for the latest updates.

OV Bush Calendar Restart v3

For more information about OV’s plans to restart orienteering activity, read our Return to Sport plan.

Latest Bush Orienteering Events

DayDateEventOrganiserActivity
Sunday05-Jul-20AWOC Training Event - Nail Can HillAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday11-Jul-20Bendigo Bush Classic 14 - Crusoe, Juniors ONLYBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday12-Jul-20Brimbank Park Training Session 10.30am (no charge) -POSTPONEDDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday12-Jul-20Brimbank Park Training Session 11am (no charge) - POSTPONEDDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday12-Jul-20Brimbank Park Training Session 11.30am (no charge) - POSTPONEDDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday18-Jul-20Bendigo Bush Classic 15 - Pilchers Bridge Sth, Juniors ONLYBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday19-Jul-20Ballarat Training Event- Nerrina NorthEureka OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday19-Jul-20MelBushO - Police Paddocks, Endeavour Hills, 10:00-10:30 time slotDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday25-Jul-20Bendigo Bush Classic 16 - Tappit Hen (Tarnagulla)Bendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday26-Jul-20MelBushO - Banksia Park, Bulleen (TBC)Melbourne Forest RacersFoot orienteering
Saturday01-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 17 - Peter the GreatBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday02-Aug-20AWOC Local EventAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday02-Aug-20MelBushO - Westerfolds Park (TBC)Yarra Valley Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday08-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 18 - Mandurang Sheepwash JumpsBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday09-Aug-20MelBushO - Hawkstowe Park, South Morang (TBC)Bayside Kangaroos OrienteersFoot orienteering
Friday14-Aug-202020 Victorian Schools MTB Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Saturday15-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 19 - Devonshire ReefBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday16-Aug-20AWOC DuO Championships - Rowdy Flat YackandandahAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Sunday16-Aug-20MelbushO - Woodlands Historic Park (TBC)Tuckonie Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday22-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 20 - Bullock TrackBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Friday28-Aug-202020 Southern Metro Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Saturday29-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 21 - Sedgwick NorthBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday30-Aug-20Vic Spring 2 - Eureka Challenge - Enfield SF (TBC)Eureka OrienteersFoot orienteering
Saturday05-Sep-20Bendigo Bush Classic 22 - Sedgwick SouthBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday06-Sep-20MelBushO - Candlebark Park, Eltham (TBC)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday12-Sep-20Vic Spring 3 / Bendigo Bush Classic - Mt Alexander (TBC)Bendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Saturday19-Sep-20Bendigo Bush Classic 23 - KorongBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday20-Sep-20Vic Spring 4 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon (TBC)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday26-Sep-20Bendigo Short - Myers CreekBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Tuesday29-Sep-20Australian Schools Orienteering Challenge - Day 2Melbourne Forest RacersFoot orienteering
Wednesday30-Sep-20Australian Schools Orienteering Challenge - Day 3Melbourne Forest RacersFoot orienteering
Saturday03-Oct-20Victorian Middle Championships - Little Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado (TBC)Bayside Kangaroos OrienteersFoot orienteering
Saturday03-Oct-20Bendigo Short - Ironstone HillBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday04-Oct-20Victorian Long Championships - Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado (TBC)Yarra Valley Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday10-Oct-20Bendigo Twilight - Marong ForestsBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday11-Oct-20AWOC CATI - Score Event - Nail Can Hill (tbc)Albury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday17-Oct-20Club End of Year Break - Golden SquareBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Friday30-Oct-202020 Cobaw Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20AWOC Club Championships - Barambogie RangesAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20Muckleford 6 Hour (Team)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20Muckleford Maxi (Individual)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20Muckleford Maxi (Team)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday08-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Wodonga, Willow ParkAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubMountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Friday13-Nov-202020 Eastern Metro Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Sunday15-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Lincoln Causeway, Gateway IslandAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday22-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Thurgoona, Ernest Grant ParkAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubPark and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Friday27-Nov-202020 Western Metro Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Sunday29-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Wodonga, Birallee Park, off Silva DriveAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday29-Nov-20Melbourne City RaceOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Saturday05-Dec-20aMAZEing BallaratEureka OrienteersPark and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Sunday06-Dec-20AWOC AGM & Christmas O - MMCC Rooms Noreuil Park AlburyAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
DayDateEventOrganiserActivity
Sunday05-Jul-20AWOC Training Event - Nail Can HillAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday11-Jul-20Bendigo Bush Classic 14 - Crusoe, Juniors ONLYBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday12-Jul-20Brimbank Park Training Session 10.30am (no charge) -POSTPONEDDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday12-Jul-20Brimbank Park Training Session 11am (no charge) - POSTPONEDDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday12-Jul-20Brimbank Park Training Session 11.30am (no charge) - POSTPONEDDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday18-Jul-20Bendigo Bush Classic 15 - Pilchers Bridge Sth, Juniors ONLYBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday19-Jul-20Ballarat Training Event- Nerrina NorthEureka OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday19-Jul-20MelBushO - Police Paddocks, Endeavour Hills, 10:00-10:30 time slotDandenong Ranges Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday25-Jul-20Bendigo Bush Classic 16 - Tappit Hen (Tarnagulla)Bendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday26-Jul-20MelBushO - Banksia Park, Bulleen (TBC)Melbourne Forest RacersFoot orienteering
Saturday01-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 17 - Peter the GreatBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday02-Aug-20AWOC Local EventAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday02-Aug-20MelBushO - Westerfolds Park (TBC)Yarra Valley Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday08-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 18 - Mandurang Sheepwash JumpsBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday09-Aug-20MelBushO - Hawkstowe Park, South Morang (TBC)Bayside Kangaroos OrienteersFoot orienteering
Friday14-Aug-202020 Victorian Schools MTB Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Saturday15-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 19 - Devonshire ReefBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday16-Aug-20AWOC DuO Championships - Rowdy Flat YackandandahAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Sunday16-Aug-20MelbushO - Woodlands Historic Park (TBC)Tuckonie Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday22-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 20 - Bullock TrackBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Friday28-Aug-202020 Southern Metro Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Saturday29-Aug-20Bendigo Bush Classic 21 - Sedgwick NorthBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday30-Aug-20Vic Spring 2 - Eureka Challenge - Enfield SF (TBC)Eureka OrienteersFoot orienteering
Saturday05-Sep-20Bendigo Bush Classic 22 - Sedgwick SouthBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday06-Sep-20MelBushO - Candlebark Park, Eltham (TBC)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday12-Sep-20Vic Spring 3 / Bendigo Bush Classic - Mt Alexander (TBC)Bendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Saturday19-Sep-20Bendigo Bush Classic 23 - KorongBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday20-Sep-20Vic Spring 4 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon (TBC)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday26-Sep-20Bendigo Short - Myers CreekBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Tuesday29-Sep-20Australian Schools Orienteering Challenge - Day 2Melbourne Forest RacersFoot orienteering
Wednesday30-Sep-20Australian Schools Orienteering Challenge - Day 3Melbourne Forest RacersFoot orienteering
Saturday03-Oct-20Victorian Middle Championships - Little Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado (TBC)Bayside Kangaroos OrienteersFoot orienteering
Saturday03-Oct-20Bendigo Short - Ironstone HillBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday04-Oct-20Victorian Long Championships - Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado (TBC)Yarra Valley Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday10-Oct-20Bendigo Twilight - Marong ForestsBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday11-Oct-20AWOC CATI - Score Event - Nail Can Hill (tbc)Albury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Saturday17-Oct-20Club End of Year Break - Golden SquareBendigo OrienteersFoot orienteering
Friday30-Oct-202020 Cobaw Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20AWOC Club Championships - Barambogie RangesAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20Muckleford 6 Hour (Team)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20Muckleford Maxi (Individual)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday01-Nov-20Muckleford Maxi (Team)Nillumbik Emus Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Sunday08-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Wodonga, Willow ParkAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubMountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Friday13-Nov-202020 Eastern Metro Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Sunday15-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Lincoln Causeway, Gateway IslandAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday22-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Thurgoona, Ernest Grant ParkAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubPark and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Friday27-Nov-202020 Western Metro Primary Schools Orienteering ChampionshipOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Sunday29-Nov-20Sunday Maprun GPSO - Wodonga, Birallee Park, off Silva DriveAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday29-Nov-20Melbourne City RaceOrienteering VictoriaFoot orienteering
Saturday05-Dec-20aMAZEing BallaratEureka OrienteersPark and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Sunday06-Dec-20AWOC AGM & Christmas O - MMCC Rooms Noreuil Park AlburyAlbury-Wodonga Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering

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