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 either 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.

2020 BUSH ORIENTEERING CALENDAR DRAFT V7, 19 DECEMBER 2019   This calendar is PROVISIONAL only and subject to change, until published as Final.  Always check Eventor for final event details.

Latest Bush Orienteering Events

Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Tuesday 28-Jan-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 3 - Buninyong Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 02-Feb-20 Fowl and Fizz, AGM Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Tuesday 04-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 4 - Victoria Park Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 11-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 5 - Sovereign Hill Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Saturday 15-Feb-20 Bendigo ToDay CANCELLED Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 16-Feb-20 Bendigo ToDay CANCELLED Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 6 - Ballarat East Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 25-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 7 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 01-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO - Noreuil Park Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Tuesday 03-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 8 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 08-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO - Chiltern Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 10-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 9 - Mt Helen Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 15-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 1 - Borhoney Ghurk Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO - Wodonga, Willow Park Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 17-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 10 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Friday 20-Mar-20 2020 Dandenong Ranges Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 21-Mar-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 1 - Mt Kooyoora Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 22-Mar-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.1 Wallace's Gully Chiltern Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Tuesday 24-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 11 Eureka Orienteers Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Friday 27-Mar-20 2020 Bendigo Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 28-Mar-20 Pre-season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 28-Mar-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 2 - Mt Alexander Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 2 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 pre season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO & BBQ - Baranduda Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Tuesday 31-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 12 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Saturday 18-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 3 - Pilchers Bridge North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 25-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 4 - Lockwood Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 26-Apr-20 Vic Autumn 3 - Glenlyon Roses, Glenlyon Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 02-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 5 - Diamond Hill North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 03-May-20 Vic Autumn 4 - Sailor's Diggings, Daylesford Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 09-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 6 - Lyell Forest Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 15-May-20 2020 Northern Metro & Western Metro Secondary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 16-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 7 - Virginia Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 22-May-20 2020 Eastern Metro & Southern Metro Secondary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 23-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 8 - Wildflower Drive Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 24-May-20 Vic Relays Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 24-May-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.3 - 9 Mile Hill Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 30-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 9 - Kalimna Park Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 31-May-20 2020 Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 06-Jun-20 Eppalock Long Weekend Melbourne Forest Racers Foot orienteering
Saturday 06-Jun-20 Queen's Bday Day 1 - Mosquito Creek Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 07-Jun-20 Queen's Bday Day 2 - Eppalock Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Monday 08-Jun-20 Queen's Bday Day 3 - Eppalock Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 13-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 10 - One Tree Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 20-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 11 - Diamond Hill South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 27-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 12 - Smiths Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 04-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 13 - Birds Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 05-Jul-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.5 - Nail Can Hill South Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 11-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 14 - Crusoe Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 18-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 15 - Pilchers Bridge South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 25-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 16 - Tarnagulla (Royal George) Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Tuesday 28-Jan-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 3 - Buninyong Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 02-Feb-20 Fowl and Fizz, AGM Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Tuesday 04-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 4 - Victoria Park Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 11-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 5 - Sovereign Hill Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Saturday 15-Feb-20 Bendigo ToDay CANCELLED Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 16-Feb-20 Bendigo ToDay CANCELLED Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Tuesday 18-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 6 - Ballarat East Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 25-Feb-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 7 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 01-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO - Noreuil Park Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Tuesday 03-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 8 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 08-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO - Chiltern Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 10-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 9 - Mt Helen Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 15-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 1 - Borhoney Ghurk Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO - Wodonga, Willow Park Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Tuesday 17-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 10 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Friday 20-Mar-20 2020 Dandenong Ranges Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 21-Mar-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 1 - Mt Kooyoora Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 22-Mar-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.1 Wallace's Gully Chiltern Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Tuesday 24-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 11 Eureka Orienteers Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Friday 27-Mar-20 2020 Bendigo Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 28-Mar-20 Pre-season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 28-Mar-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 2 - Mt Alexander Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 Vic Autumn 2 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 pre season bush training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Mar-20 Sunday Maprun GPSO & BBQ - Baranduda Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Mountain bike orienteering,
Park and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Tuesday 31-Mar-20 Ballarat PAS Summer Series 12 Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Saturday 18-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 3 - Pilchers Bridge North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 25-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 4 - Lockwood Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 26-Apr-20 Vic Autumn 3 - Glenlyon Roses, Glenlyon Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 02-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 5 - Diamond Hill North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 03-May-20 Vic Autumn 4 - Sailor's Diggings, Daylesford Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 09-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 6 - Lyell Forest Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 15-May-20 2020 Northern Metro & Western Metro Secondary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 16-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 7 - Virginia Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 22-May-20 2020 Eastern Metro & Southern Metro Secondary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 23-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 8 - Wildflower Drive Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 24-May-20 Vic Relays Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 24-May-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.3 - 9 Mile Hill Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 30-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 9 - Kalimna Park Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 31-May-20 2020 Victorian Secondary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 06-Jun-20 Eppalock Long Weekend Melbourne Forest Racers Foot orienteering
Saturday 06-Jun-20 Queen's Bday Day 1 - Mosquito Creek Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 07-Jun-20 Queen's Bday Day 2 - Eppalock Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Monday 08-Jun-20 Queen's Bday Day 3 - Eppalock Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 13-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 10 - One Tree Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 20-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 11 - Diamond Hill South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 27-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 12 - Smiths Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 04-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 13 - Birds Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 05-Jul-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.5 - Nail Can Hill South Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 11-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 14 - Crusoe Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 18-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 15 - Pilchers Bridge South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 25-Jul-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 16 - Tarnagulla (Royal George) Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering

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