Welcome to Orienteering in South Australia

Orienteering: An Adventure Based Navigation Sport

 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA. Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass.   READ or  SUBSCRIBE to ENEWS.

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Entries are now open for the Easter 3 Day Carnival (3rd - 6th April 2015) together with the MTBO & Foot O Score in Mt Crawford Forest (Sat 11th April Entries close 31st March 2015)  and Badge event at Pewsey Vale (Sun 12th April Entries close 13th March 2015) on the following weekend. Save lots on Easter 3 day fees and get your early bird entry in by 31st Dec 2014. Please read the entry instructions before going to Eventor. It is particularly important that non elites entering the 3 days click on Races All when selecting your class and de-select the Elite Prologue. If you don't you will pay much more than necessary!



Australian Three Days - Early Bird Entry Closing Soon

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The 2015 Australian 3 Days will be back in South Australia from the 3rd – 6th April 2015.  This traditional Easter orienteering event will begin with the Prologue in Jamestown using a newly mapped area within this historic township. The three bush days will be held on mallee areas about 30 km east of Jamestown and 50 km north of Burra.  These areas are north of those used for the Australian Three Days in 2007 and have been newly mapped/re-mapped.

The 4 event areas are

Prologue Event: Jamestown (township, school and parkland area)
Day 1: Wonna Creek – part of the existing Southern Bri-Glen - Northern Merridee with a new extension to west
Day 2: Northern Bri-Glen –Tundarri (new area)
Day 3: Mulga Valley (new area)

Bri-Glen (example map below) and Merridee were first used for the Australian Three Days in 1990.  The areas to be used on these maps have been remapped by Paul Hoopmann (Bri-Glen) and Adrian Uppill (Merridee).  Paul has also mapped the new Mulga Valley map, and Adrian the Tundarri map and Merridee extension.  The terrain is complex spur gully, with some very deeply incised and complex water courses on parts of the maps.  Linear rocky outcrops are common.  Mallee cover, limited light green and scattered open areas will make for fast running and fast km rates.




Classes on offer will suit the serious elite to the competitive (A, AS) to the recreational (B)

Elite Classes: M/W20, 21
A Classes: M/W 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 21, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90
AS Classes: M/W 20, 21, 35. 45, 55, 65 (additional class)
B Classes: M/W Junior, Open B, 45, Easy, Very Easy, M/W10Novice

For carnival information and pre-entry go to the carnival link at right.

The Early Bird Closes 31st Dec so enter now and support orienteering in South Australia

Please read the instructions carefully before you enter.

Otherwise  - Standard entry closes March 1st and late entry on March 13th.

So to get the lowest entry fees – enter before the end of December.

For event locations see the maps at the above link (road map and Google map link).

Recent News
Australian Three Days - Early Bird Entry Closing Soon Wednesday, 17 December 2014 The early bird entry for the Australian Three Days closes on Dec 31st
Orienteering SA Presentation Night Saturday, 22 November 2014 The OSA Presentation Night was held Friday 21st November
Australian Three Days 2015 - Entries Open Wednesday, 22 October 2014 The Australian Three Days are to be held in SA at Easter next year. Entries are now open.
Australian Championships WA Friday, 3 October 2014 The various Australian Championship disciplines and the Australian Schools Championships are being held in WA this week
SA Middle and Long Championships Wednesday, 17 September 2014
SA Club Relays at Moon Rocks Sunday, 24 August 2014
SA Schools Championships Monday, 4 August 2014 The SA Schools Championships were held on Aug 4th at Belair National Park
Report on EPC & OY at Salt Creek Monday, 21 July 2014
World Orienteering Championships Report Monday, 14 July 2014
Flinders Ranges - Event Report Tuesday, 10 June 2014