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.

ALL VICTORIAN ORIENTEERING EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, EFFECTIVE MARCH 23 2020

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.

2020 BUSH ORIENTEERING CALENDAR  – this calendar may be subject to change.  Always check Eventor for final event details, and subscribe to the weekly O News Bulletin for the latest updates.

2020 WINTER BROCHUREBush, Park Street, Sprint and MTBO.  Download our colour fixture, or pick up a printed copy at events.

Latest Bush Orienteering Events

Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Saturday 18-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 3 - Pilchers Bridge North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 19-Apr-20 Postponed - MelbushO 1 - Woodlands Historic Park Tuckonie Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 25-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 4 - Lockwood Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 26-Apr-20 POSTPONED - Vic Autumn 3 - Glenlyon Forest, Glenlyon Orienteering Victoria 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 Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 09-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 6 - Lyell Forest Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 10-May-20 MelBushO 2 - Maroondah Reservoir Park, Healesville Yarra Valley Orienteering Club 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 Orienteering Victoria 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
Sunday 31-May-20 MelbushO 3 - Clifford Park, Wonga Park Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 06-Jun-20 POSTPONED - Eppalock Long Weekend Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 13-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 10 - One Tree Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 14-Jun-20 MelBushO 4 - Tye Estate, Romsey Central Highlands Orienteering Club 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
Sunday 28-Jun-20 MelBushO 5 - Westerfolds Park Yarra Valley Orienteering Club 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
Sunday 12-Jul-20 MelBushO 6 - Police Paddocks, Endeavour Hills Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club 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
Sunday 26-Jul-20 MelBushO 7 - Banksia Park, Bulleen Melbourne Forest Racers Foot orienteering
Saturday 01-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 17 - Peter the Great Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 02-Aug-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.7 - Walbundrie Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 08-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 18 - Mandurang Sheepwash Jumps Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 09-Aug-20 MelBushO 8 - Hawkstowe Park, South Morang Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 14-Aug-20 2020 Victorian Schools MTB Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 15-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 19 - Devonshire Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 16-Aug-20 AWOC DuO Championships - Rowdy Flat Yackandandah Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Saturday 22-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 20 - Bullock Track Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 28-Aug-20 2020 Southern Metro Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 29-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 21 - Sedgwick North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 30-Aug-20 Vic Spring 2 - Eureka Challenge - Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 05-Sep-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 22 - Sedgwick South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 06-Sep-20 MelBushO 9 - Candlebark Park, Eltham Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 12-Sep-20 Victorian Middle Championships Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 13-Sep-20 Victorian Long Championships - Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 19-Sep-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 23 - Korong Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 20-Sep-20 Vic Spring 3 - Mia Mia, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 26-Sep-20 Bendigo Short - Myers Creek Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 03-Oct-20 Bendigo Short - Ironstone Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Saturday 18-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 3 - Pilchers Bridge North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 19-Apr-20 Postponed - MelbushO 1 - Woodlands Historic Park Tuckonie Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 25-Apr-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 4 - Lockwood Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 26-Apr-20 POSTPONED - Vic Autumn 3 - Glenlyon Forest, Glenlyon Orienteering Victoria 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 Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 09-May-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 6 - Lyell Forest Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 10-May-20 MelBushO 2 - Maroondah Reservoir Park, Healesville Yarra Valley Orienteering Club 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 Orienteering Victoria 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
Sunday 31-May-20 MelbushO 3 - Clifford Park, Wonga Park Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 06-Jun-20 POSTPONED - Eppalock Long Weekend Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 13-Jun-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 10 - One Tree Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 14-Jun-20 MelBushO 4 - Tye Estate, Romsey Central Highlands Orienteering Club 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
Sunday 28-Jun-20 MelBushO 5 - Westerfolds Park Yarra Valley Orienteering Club 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
Sunday 12-Jul-20 MelBushO 6 - Police Paddocks, Endeavour Hills Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club 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
Sunday 26-Jul-20 MelBushO 7 - Banksia Park, Bulleen Melbourne Forest Racers Foot orienteering
Saturday 01-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 17 - Peter the Great Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 02-Aug-20 AWOC-Waggaroos Interclub No.7 - Walbundrie Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 08-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 18 - Mandurang Sheepwash Jumps Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 09-Aug-20 MelBushO 8 - Hawkstowe Park, South Morang Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 14-Aug-20 2020 Victorian Schools MTB Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 15-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 19 - Devonshire Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 16-Aug-20 AWOC DuO Championships - Rowdy Flat Yackandandah Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Mountain bike orienteering
Saturday 22-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 20 - Bullock Track Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Friday 28-Aug-20 2020 Southern Metro Primary Schools Orienteering Championship Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 29-Aug-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 21 - Sedgwick North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 30-Aug-20 Vic Spring 2 - Eureka Challenge - Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 05-Sep-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 22 - Sedgwick South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 06-Sep-20 MelBushO 9 - Candlebark Park, Eltham Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 12-Sep-20 Victorian Middle Championships Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 13-Sep-20 Victorian Long Championships - Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 19-Sep-20 Bendigo Bush Classic 23 - Korong Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 20-Sep-20 Vic Spring 3 - Mia Mia, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 26-Sep-20 Bendigo Short - Myers Creek Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 03-Oct-20 Bendigo Short - Ironstone Hill Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering

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