Orienteering Events Update as at September 21


Metropolitan Melbourne – all events cancelled until further notice.  Exercise limits expanded to 10 km travel radius, and four hour time limit, from September 18.  Outdoor social interaction permitted for up to 5 fully vaccinated adults, or 2 unvaccinated adults.

Regional Victoria – outdoor sport resumes training from September 10, with gatherings of no more than 10 people at once.

Orienteering Victoria will return to sport in stages, following the vaccination milestones in the Victorian Government Roadmap.

Here is the status of the events that were scheduled for this period.  Please use our many Anytime Orienteering options to exercise within current travel limits and per health restrictions.


Summer Series will make a staged return, following Victoria’s vaccination milestones, as follows:

  • Summer Anytime Series (SAS) – a virtual competition using MapRun and with results published, on maps fixtured during October, will commence.  First maps will be published on Monday October 4.  A 15 km travel limit will be in place.  Click here for details.
  • Summer Training (milestone: 70% fully vaccinated, late October) – free training events will be offered, on fixtured maps, during this period. A 25 km travel limit will be in place.
  • Summer Series (milestone: 80% fully vaccinated, early November) – Summer Series competition returns. The travel limit will be removed.


All Melbourne Park Street events for the remainder of Winter Series are cancelled.  We will make as many of these available on MapRun as we can.  Download the maps here and use any time, within travel restrictions.

Park Street Winter Season Topup Passes purchased in early July will convert to Summer Season passes, when events are able to resume.

The Geelong Monarch of the Mountain special event on Friday September 24 will be postponed to a later date, when more people can attend.


  • Vic MTBO and Ballarat Winter Series, Woowookarung, Sunday October 31 – TBA
  • Vic Spring Bush Events planned for August-September have been rescheduled to 2022.  There will be no Series awards for 2021.
  • Eppalock Hagaby, October 9 – TBA
  • Victorian Relays, October 10 – postponed until October 2022
  • Victorian Middle and Long Distance Champs – postponed until 28/29 May 2022
  • Vic MTBO 3, Mt Robertson, November 7 – postponed until 8 May 2022
  • Vic Short Champs, Granite Hills, November 14 – will go ahead if metro Melbourne restrictions permit
  • Vic Sprint Champs, RMIT Bundoora, November 21 – will go ahead if metro Melbourne restrictions permit. Decision pending. Alternative date 27 March 2022.


We have hundreds of maps available, which you can download, print, and use for exercise.  Here’s where to find them:

MAPLINK – Park Street maps from the 2021 Winter Series, 2020/21 Summer Series, and 2020 Winter Series – majority set up in MapRun. Includes a Master Map, a MapRun status list, and a guide to finding the right MapRun folder.

Other DIY options – bush, park street pre-2020, sprint and MTBO maps all over Melbourne and regional Victoria

Permanent course maps – OV members can request free copies here

Send us maps!  Email maps to [email protected], and we’ll publish them.





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