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, 02-Apr-23 :  ACT Sprint Series #6, Harrison Primary  [Directions by Apple Maps, Google Maps]

Runners Shop Twilight Series Final Results

The 2022/23 Runners Shop Twilight Series concluded on Wednesday 15th March with the final event held at Commonwealth Park. Competitors’ scores and placings had been close throughout the series with the final result unable to be calculated on the day at Commonwealth Park. Orienteering ACT can now announce that the top three placegetters were: 1st …

ACT & NSW Ski-O Championships, 13 August

Now is the time to start planning your entry to the 2023 ACT & NSW Ski-Orienteering Championships, to be held at Perisher Valley on Sunday 13th August, organised by Red Roos, Big Foot and Perisher X Country. This event forms part of XC Ski week, with the start in front of the beautiful, warm, and special …

Honours and Awards for 2022

The 2022 Orienteering ACT Annual Awards Presentation was held at the conclusion of the final Runners Shop Twilight Series event at Commonwealth Park on Wednesday 16 March. Thank you to Valerie Barker and Susanne Harrysson for organising and hosting the awards, to Chris Andersen for course setting the event, and to Tom de Jongh for …

Quality Training Delivers Results

As we head towards our major event Easter 2023, it’s great to see so many ACT orienteers take up the opportunity to enhance their orienteering skills. This year alone OACT has hosted a broad suite of sessions offering both introductory as well as technical sessions from beginner to advanced. In early February, over 5 sessions, …

Easter 2023 Entries Close Sunday

The 2023 Australian 3-Day Orienteering kicks off Friday April 7th with a multi loop sprint race at the ANU in Central Canberra. The following three days see racing in the Snowy-Monaro region of NSW. A brand new map just east of Nimmitabel is sure to headline the racing over two days with the final day …

Upcoming Events

View all upcoming Orienteering events in the Canberra region

Latest News

View the latest news and subscribe to the bulletin

Juniors & Schools

Blue Sparks, Blue Lightning, Sporting Schools, and much more!


Information for newcomers to the sport. Permanent & Accessible Courses