Permanent courses allow you to print your own map and do an orienteering course in your own time. We have a number of permanent courses in Canberra and courses to suit all ages an abilities.

MapRun is an Android/iOS orienteering app that provides GPS based punching and timing for courses. There are plenty of courses to try and you can compare your time to others.

NEXT EVENT: Sunday, 29-Jan-23 :  ACT Summer Short Course Series #6, Telopea Park  [Directions by Apple Maps, Google Maps]

Renew Your Membership Now for 2023

Now is the time to renew your Orienteering ACT membership for 2023. Orienteering ACT membership provides the following: Discounted event entry fees. Eligibility to purchase event series Season Passes. Opt-in for free┬áto receive ‘The Australian Orienteer‘ hard-copy colour magazine four times per year. Eligibility to win Annual Awards. Eligibility to purchase subsidised equipment, such as …

Training, Training, and More Training

Orienteering ACT Welcomes All to 2023 For ACT orienteers keen to improve, we have an exciting series of training opportunities coming your way: TRAKOTACK runs for five weeks starting 1 Feb. This is a series which helps grow our newer orienteers into confident navigators by teaching essential skills and providing opportunities for extension for Easy …

Katherine Maundrell Hits a High at Series Break

Photos from left: Katherine Maundrell, Rob Walter, Toby Lang In recording the fastest corrected km rate for event 8 in 2022-23 Runners Shop Twilight Series at Lake Ginninderra, Katherine Maundrell became the first junior woman to win a race under the OACT age/gender handicap system since Ella Cuthbert won event 2 in 2019-20 Runners Shop …

Board Shorts 240 – December 2022

At its final meeting for the year the OACT Board recently formally adopted Adoption National Integrity Framework (which had previously also been adopted by OA at the national level). NIF measures relate principally to child safeguarding, anti-doping/improper use of drugs, sports wagering, and member protection and complaints handling. The Executive Officer reported on a diverse …

ACT MTBO Training Development Weekend, 18-19 Feb

Dear Orienteers and MTBOers! ACT MTBO is thrilled to invite you to take part in the ACT MTBO Training Development weekend 2023, which will take place in Canberra MTBO suburbs on 18th-19th February 2023. This two day MTBO Training weekend will have DAY 1 with full focus on MTBO beginners and DAY 2 will focus on …

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