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 the fixture are subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Orienteering events will only take place in accordance with Victorian government 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.

For more information, read our Return to Sport plan.

Latest Bush Orienteering Events

Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Saturday 17-Apr-21 Bendigo Bush - Royal George Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 17-Apr-21 Melbourne City Race Prologue, Cremorne Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 18-Apr-21 Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Wednesday 21-Apr-21 Melbourne Park Street Wednesday Autumn Series - Blind Creek Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 24-Apr-21 Bendigo Bush -Smiths Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Apr-21 Muckleford 6 Hour (Team) Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Apr-21 Muckleford Maxi (Individual) Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Apr-21 Muckleford Maxi (Team) Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 01-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Mandurang Coolibah Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 02-May-21 Vic Autumn 3 - Boundary Creek, Glenlyon Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Friday 07-May-21 2021 VSSOC - Hawkstowe Park Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 08-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Sedgwick North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 09-May-21 MelBushO 4 - Banksia Park, Bulleen Melbourne Forest Racers Foot orienteering
Saturday 15-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Sedgwick South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 16-May-21 MelBushO 5 - Westerfolds Park Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 22-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Pilcher's Bridge North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 23-May-21 Vic Autumn 4 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 23-May-21 AWOC - Waggaroos Interclub #3 - Walbundrie Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 23-May-21 Interclub #3 - Albury-Wodonga Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 29-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Wildflower Drive Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 30-May-21 Vic Autumn 5 - Glenlyon Forest, Glenlyon Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 06-Jun-21 Vic Relays - Argyle Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 12-Jun-21 Eppalock Long Weekend Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 12-Jun-21 Victorian Schools Team Nominations 2021 Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 20-Jun-21 Interclub #4 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 20-Jun-21 MelBushO 6 - You Yangs Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 04-Jul-21 Interclub #2 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 04-Jul-21 MelBushO 7 - Wellington Chase - includes RadiO Event Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 11-Jul-21 AWOC - Waggaroos Interclub #5 - Nail Can South Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 11-Jul-21 Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 18-Jul-21 MelBushO 8 - Hawkstowe Park - includes RadiO Event Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Jul-21 Interclub #6 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 01-Aug-21 AWOC - Waggaroos Interclub #7 - Goombargana Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 01-Aug-21 Interclub #7 - Albury-Wodonga Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 01-Aug-21 MelBushO 9 - Tye Estate Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Aug-21 Interclub #8 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Aug-21 Vic Spring 1 - Sailors Diggings, Daylesford Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 22-Aug-21 Vic Spring 2 - Lauder Mine, Sandon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Aug-21 Vic Spring 3 - Enfield SF, Enfield Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 05-Sep-21 MelBushO 10 - Candlebark Park Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 11-Sep-21 Victorian Middle Championships - Little Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 12-Sep-21 Victorian Long Championships - Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Saturday 17-Apr-21 Bendigo Bush - Royal George Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 17-Apr-21 Melbourne City Race Prologue, Cremorne Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Sunday 18-Apr-21 Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Wednesday 21-Apr-21 Melbourne Park Street Wednesday Autumn Series - Blind Creek Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 24-Apr-21 Bendigo Bush -Smiths Reef Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Apr-21 Muckleford 6 Hour (Team) Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Apr-21 Muckleford Maxi (Individual) Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Apr-21 Muckleford Maxi (Team) Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 01-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Mandurang Coolibah Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 02-May-21 Vic Autumn 3 - Boundary Creek, Glenlyon Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Friday 07-May-21 2021 VSSOC - Hawkstowe Park Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 08-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Sedgwick North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 09-May-21 MelBushO 4 - Banksia Park, Bulleen Melbourne Forest Racers Foot orienteering
Saturday 15-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Sedgwick South Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 16-May-21 MelBushO 5 - Westerfolds Park Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 22-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Pilcher's Bridge North Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 23-May-21 Vic Autumn 4 - Mt Tarrengower, Maldon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 23-May-21 AWOC - Waggaroos Interclub #3 - Walbundrie Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 23-May-21 Interclub #3 - Albury-Wodonga Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 29-May-21 Bendigo Bush - Wildflower Drive Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 30-May-21 Vic Autumn 5 - Glenlyon Forest, Glenlyon Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 06-Jun-21 Vic Relays - Argyle Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 12-Jun-21 Eppalock Long Weekend Bendigo Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 12-Jun-21 Victorian Schools Team Nominations 2021 Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 20-Jun-21 Interclub #4 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 20-Jun-21 MelBushO 6 - You Yangs Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 04-Jul-21 Interclub #2 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 04-Jul-21 MelBushO 7 - Wellington Chase - includes RadiO Event Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 11-Jul-21 AWOC - Waggaroos Interclub #5 - Nail Can South Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 11-Jul-21 Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 18-Jul-21 MelBushO 8 - Hawkstowe Park - includes RadiO Event Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Jul-21 Interclub #6 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 01-Aug-21 AWOC - Waggaroos Interclub #7 - Goombargana Albury-Wodonga Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 01-Aug-21 Interclub #7 - Albury-Wodonga Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 01-Aug-21 MelBushO 9 - Tye Estate Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Aug-21 Interclub #8 - Waggaroos Wagga and Riverina Occasional Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 15-Aug-21 Vic Spring 1 - Sailors Diggings, Daylesford Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 22-Aug-21 Vic Spring 2 - Lauder Mine, Sandon Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 29-Aug-21 Vic Spring 3 - Enfield SF, Enfield Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 05-Sep-21 MelBushO 10 - Candlebark Park Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Saturday 11-Sep-21 Victorian Middle Championships - Little Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Sunday 12-Sep-21 Victorian Long Championships - Kangaroo Crossing, El Dorado Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Foot orienteering

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