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: Thursday, 01-Jun-23 :  HIGH SC-ORE #1: Melba Copland Secondary School  [Directions by Apple Maps, Google Maps]

World Orienteering Day Wed May 17th – Tues May 23 – Activities in Canberra

IOF’s World Maze Race first stated in 2021. This year OACT had a bit of fun with a free, fun, and fast (if you feel like it), come and try event. After a 4-year break Orienteering, ACT jumped on board with the IOF sponsored World Orienteering Day activities – this time with a new twist! …

Last Chance to Enter HIGH SC-ORE

Entries for HIGH SC-ORE 2023 will close on Friday 26 May. HIGH SC-ORE is a new four week orienteering relay challenge for students in Years 7-12. Students in year 6 who have experience with the Primary School SC-ORE program may also enter. HIGH SC-ORE is held over four Thursday afternoons after school 4pm to 5pm. The …

World Maze Race Is for Everyone

Introducing Kas Gregory – Winner of World Maze Race 2021 In 2021, Kas Gregory was a local Newcastle Summer Orienteering Series and Bold Horizons Champ as well as being crowned the Senior Men’s World Champion. Go Aussie! In 2022 Kas moved to Canberra and became active in the ACT orienteering community. Before Easter I sat …

Nominations Called for 2023 ACT Schools Team

The OACT Board is calling for nominations from any interested ACT Juniors who are eligible for selection in the 2023 ACT ASOC team, to compete in the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships, held in conjunction with the Australian Orienteering Championships, in Western Australia from 30 September to 8 October 2023. A series of selection trials will be …

Exciting New Format for MTBO Series #2

The ACT Mountain Bike Orienteering team is testing an exciting new format for the second MTBO Series event of 2023, to be held at Bruce Ridge on Sunday 28 May. This event will be different – the Rogaine format means you can choose your own adventure, with both the controls and the route completely up …

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