Welcome to Orienteering in South Australia

 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA and is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass. Newcomers click here.Click here to read or subscribe to ENEWS  Click here to use our Mobile/Tablet Version

 Next Park Street Summer Twilight Series Event on Fri 20th Jan on the Marino - Kingston Park  Entries now open on Eventor and close on Tues 17th Jan but enter on the day is available for all courses. Click here to get booklet of whole series. - 

Entries now open for the SA Sprint Championships (OY #1 & Badge Event) to be held at Trinity College on Sun 5th March and close on Tues 28th Feb. Entry to non championship courses will also be available on the day.

Club Membership for 2017 is now due. Renewal is easy for individuals or families. To ensure continuity renewal should be done before the end of February. For full details go to the Club & Membership Page.

Free Membership offer available for new members only. This will give you and your family free membership benefits until 28th February 2017. To continue to get reduced fee benefits you need to renew your membership by this date. For full details go to the Club & Membership Page.

 Summer fitness and orienteering training activities - calendar of Jan - Mar 2017 training events is published on this  page (updated on 12th Jan).  All are welcome. Details of this weeks training to be advised soon.

From the start of 2017 the SA Orienteer will only be available in electronic form. This will in full colour. Why not have a look at the last edition by going to the new SA Orienteer web page.

From the start of 2017 The Australian Orienteer will also be available in electonic form. Full financial members will have the option of ordering a hard copy





Orienteering in 2017

Monday, 26 December 2016

The 2017 OSA program was distributed to members just before Christmas.  Full copies and a standalone calendar can be down loaded on the events page.

The Twilight Series continues through January with a shift to smaller and more technical maps in February as the Southern Arrows run the Snap Sprint Series,  Shorter courses, electronic timing, are on offer, courses are still suitable for both experience orienteers, as well as new comers. And as always, do a course as an individual or a team.

From mid-March, bush events appear on the calendar, as a lead in to the International events in New Zealand in April.  The Oceania Championships over Easter (no Australian Three Days this year at Easter) are followed by the orienteering events as part of the World Master Games.  See logos with links at the right.

A three day event at Wagga in NSW on the Queen’s Birthday weekend replaces the traditional Australian Three Days. NSW also host the Australian Championships week in late September early October, in the Hill End area north of Bathurst.  Again logos/links to these major events are at the right.

The mid-March to September program covers events in the Adelaide suburban area to bush areas in the adjacent Mt Lofty Ranges. Some of the major SA events are the

  • Sprint Championships at Trinity College in early March

  • Long Distance OY events at Worlds End and a remap of Wirra Wirra

  • SA Middle Distance Championships on Bri-Glen followed by the SA Long Championships at Paradise in mid-September.

As well as weekend events, OSA runs a range of mid-week fitness and orienteering training activities.  These include evening activities listed on the Coaching and Training page, and once a month, day time generally bush training on Wednesday (listed in the program).


Recent News
Orienteering in 2017 Monday, 26 December 2016
Orienteering SA - new SA orienteering gear Monday, 28 November 2016
SE Parklands Twilight Series - Route Choice Analysis Monday, 21 November 2016
OSA Presentation Afternoon Thursday, 17 November 2016 Last Sunday afternoon was the annual OSA Presentation event.
The Bicycle Express SA MTBO Championships Thursday, 3 November 2016
SA Night Champs & Score Event Monday, 24 October 2016
Introduction to Stefano Raus - OSA Coach from Italy Saturday, 15 October 2016 OSA have a coach and mapmaker visiting from Italy for 6 months
Australian Championships carnival Wednesday, 5 October 2016 SA Orienteers competed in QLD in 7 events over 9 days
More Rain for MTBO Event at Eden Hills! Saturday, 1 October 2016
SA Schools Relay Champs beat the Floods! Friday, 16 September 2016
KUITPO FOREST Sunday 11th Sept. Saturday, 3 September 2016
SA Club Relays - Lucky Hit Monday, 29 August 2016 The relays were held Sunday 28th at Lucky Hit
SA Schools Championships Sunday, 21 August 2016 The event was held on Monday 15 August at Woodhouse Scout Camp
SA Schools Team Movie Night Fundraiser Thursday, 11 August 2016