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Carnival Overview

All the signs are there for a great carnival in three phases:

On behalf of the International Orienteering Federation, Orienteering ACT is proud to be organising the 2019 edition of the Oceania Orienteering Championships and associated events. This time we will be joining with our NSW and Victorian O-colleagues to host a carnival of events in the Olympic Highway corridor. Expect a variety of challenging terrains west of Australia’s Great Dividing Range and spread between the local government districts of two of our generous sponsors, the Councils of the Cities of Wagga Wagga and Wangaratta.

In addition to the usual sprint, middle, long distance and relay formats, the carnival will combine the Oceania Orienteering Championships with the Australian Championships long distance and relay events, and the Australian Schools Championships 2019. You’re invited to come and participate in the full range of events on offer while enjoying the sunshine, nature and culture (and more than the odd drop of wine at some of the best wineries) that Australia’s Riverina and Rutherglen regions have to offer. Links to some of the attractions of the region are attached below to help you start planning your O-tinerary now.

Keep an eye on this website for more details over coming months, but in the meantime plan to hit the road to Australia’s green heartland, enjoy the wide blue skies and experience Orienteering The Olympic Way.

Tourist Information


The following embargoes are currently in place:

  • Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga campus [until 6 Oct 2019]
  • Gardiners Lookout/Winona [until 6 Oct 2019]
  • Connorton, Pomingalarna and Kildare Catholic College [until 6 Oct 2019]
  • The whole of the existing Kangaroo Crossing map as well as adjoining bush land to the east and north. This includes bushland to the south of Woolshed Rd and bushland on either side of Masons Road [until 6 Oct 2019]
  • The Barambogie South map. This includes areas bounded by Barambogie Road, East Triangle Rd, Mt Barambogie Rd and Settlers Track [until 6 Oct 2019]
  • Beechworth: area directly north of Beechworth for 3km between the Wodonga road and easterly to Greenwattle Road and the Mountain bike park [until 6 Oct 2019]
Date Sat 28 Sept Sun 29 Sept Mon 30 Sept Tues 1 Oct Wed 2 Oct Thurs 3 Oct Fri 4 Oct Sat 5 Oct Sun 6 Oct
Carnival Director Stephen Goggs (OACT)
IOF Senior Event Adviser Graham Teahan NZ Graham Teahan NZ
National Overall technical coordinator Jon Sutcliffe Vic Jon Sutcliffe Vic
Event Oceania Sprint (incl Australian Universities Champs) Australian Long Oceania/ Australian Relay Aust Schools Sprint & Riverina Run Day 1 Aust Schools Long & Riverina Run Day 2 Aust Schools Relay & Riverina Run Day 3 Rest day Social events Oceania Long Oceania Middle
Venue Wagga Wagga Cootamundra Cootamundra Wagga Wagga Wagga region Wagga region Rutherglen Wangaratta Beechworth
Event Controller Nick Dent TBC Bill Jones ACT Michael Burt Alex Davey TBC Tim Hatley Jon Sutcliffe
Course planner Dave Meyer Ross Stewart David Shepherd Briohny Seaman Phil Walker John, Ann Scown Warren Key Leigh Privett
Map Charles Sturt University Winona Winona Kildare College Connorton Pomingalarna Stanton & Killeen Kangaroo Crossing Racecourse Creek
Mapper Alex Davey (update) Rob Plowright/ Rob Vincent Rob Plowright/ Rob Vincent John Oliver Alex Davey (update) Alex Davey (update) Robert Fell Fred Johannsen Fred Johannsen
Day Organiser Robert Spry John Oliver Robert Fell David Jaffe Greg Tamblyn
Schools Carnival Director Valerie Barker

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