Permanent Courses

  • There are a number of permanent orienteering courses located throughout Melbourne.
  • These courses allow you to complete orienteering activities in your own time.
  • They are a great resource for coaching, training and fitness purposes.

Each course consists of permanent orienteering controls placed throughout a park or forest and a high quality map marking their position. You can use your smartphone to record your time.

Permanent courses can be found at:

  • Brimbank Park – Tuckonie Orienteers
  • Cardinia Reservoir – Yarra Valley Orienteering Club
  • Creswick (digital only) – Eureka Orienteers
  • Darebin Parklands – Melbourne Forest Racers
  • Daylesford (digital only) – Eureka Orienteers
  • Westerfolds Park – Yarra Valley Orienteering Club
  • You Yangs Kurrajong area – Nillimbuk Emus
  • You Yangs Branding Yard area – Nillumbik Emus

Permanent Course Maps for Orienteering Victoria Members

Click here to request access to digital versions of Permanent Course maps – OV MEMBERS ONLY.  Complete and submit the form at the bottom of the page.

If using MapRun, look for the Vic Permanent folder under Victoria, or select Events Near Me when at the event location.

Permanent Course Maps for School Activity

If you would like to use a Permanent Course map for your school activity, please contact the Schools Officer to arrange access to a digital copy.

Maps are copyright and are supplied on condition that they are not published in any form, or otherwise made accessible to any other person, or for any purpose other than the specified activity.

Permanent Course Maps for the General Public

Printed maps of most courses can be obtained from the Orienteering Service of Australia online store.

You can use the smartphone app “MapRun6” in conjunction with your printed map.  Go to Select Events, then look for the folder Vic Permanent, under Victoria.

If you wish to organise a public event using these courses, please ensure that you seek permission from both the orienteering club which owns the map, and the relevant land manager (usually Parks Victoria).

Click here for club contacts

Virtual Courses for Anytime Orienteering

Thousands of virtual orienteering courses are available for use anytime. There are no physical markers, but you can print your own map, and use it to find virtual controls.

Find out more about OV’s DIY Library

Download DIY maps from here.


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