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Check out the 2023 Event Calendar or Upcoming Events (scroll down the right hand column).

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Ask us about Day & Evening Training Sessions - After-School Orienteering - Kid-O for the under-8s
 Latest News
  • Full OY results for 2023 are now available. Go to Results-> Results Archive -> Section C
  • The latest edition (Dec) of the Australian Orienteer is now available online. Highlights includes Australian Champs Article and Non Elite Rankings (p38) Congratulations to South Australian members who got in the rankings. Those with places were Tim Ashman LI M70 2nd, Adrian Uppill OH M70 3rd. Go to About Us -> Australian Orienteer
  • New permanent course now open: Marion Heritage Walk. Go to About Orienteering -> Do it Yourself Orienteering
  • Entries are open for the Australian 3 Days Carnival - see news item below and visit the carnival website for all the details.
  • New Memberships and Renewals for 2024 commenced on Nov !st. For New members this includes free membership for the balance of 2023. Sport Voucher applications are also open now & available for students aged 5-15 as of 31/12/2023 For more information go to About Orienteering -> Join Now

Australian 3 Days 2024 – Entries Open

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We’re excited to Aus3Days 2024 Logoannounce that registration for the Australian 3 Days 2024 is now open. The carnival committee expects over 600 orienteers, their friends and families to attend the events from 29 March to 1 April, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Adelaide Hills and Murraylands regions. 

What’s in store:

- Four days of challenging orienteering: NOL, WRE, Sledge, and more. Test your skills in diverse and demanding terrain.

- Social fun: Reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

- No shortage of ways to spend your free time: this is an area world-famous for its wines, locally grown food, and the world’s largest safari experience outside Africa.

For campers seeking affordable accommodation options, don’t delay in booking a spot for your tent or trailer (no RVs). The communal campsite for up to 50 people is conveniently situated near the Monarto Safari Park. 

Download Bulletin 1, enter events, book camping and order merchandise on Eventor.

For more information, including events, campsite and places to stay, and local attractions, visit our official website.

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Time to celebrate at the Annual Orienteering SA Awards!

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Bring friends, family and fellow orienteers to the Orienteering SA Awards, on Sunday 19 November - we'll be setting up from 4.30PM and starting at 5PM sharp so please be there before 5. The presentations will be followed by a BYO picnic in the grounds of Glandore Community Centre - see the map below. Looking forward to seeing you there and sharing the war stories and achievements of 2023!


OY Awards 2023



Orienteering at the Nature Festival

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Orienteering SA offered a choice of free orienteering courses for individuals and families to do around Pakapakanthi Park and Victoria Park Wetlands as part of the Nature Festival. Pakapakanthi/Victoria Park has undergone a transformation to create a wetland with path network, boardwalks, viewing points and picnic areas, enhanced with plantings of trees, grasses and aquatic plant species.

Orienteering helpers were on hand to introduce newcomers to orienteering, and they could try courses ranging from short introductory courses from around 0.5 to 1 km, to longer ones around the wetlands.Courses used SPORTident to record course time. One of the longer courses around the wetlands is shown below.

Also offered were free children’s KID-O orienteering activities for the younger ones up to around 8 years of age.These were:

  1. Number Ob- a basic maze course based on numbers
  2. String courses - with controls punched selected from animal cards
  3. Make your own map - of the surrounding park using orienteering symbols
  4. Scavenger Hunt - find varous items in nature
  5. Wombat Hunt
  6. Playdough Mountains.

Each child received a card to be stamped at each activity.

Over 100 participated in all the activities, and some of the younger ones doing KID-O are below.



 Course 7


Student teamwork on show at Thorndon Park for SA Schools Relay Champs 2023

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Stirling Cheer SquadFor Full results click here

1 Sepember, 2023: There was plenty of cheering for all orienteers, not just the placegetters, at the 2023 SA Orienteering School Relay Championships held at Thorndon Park on 1 September.

Thank you to Zita Sankauskas and her merry band of pink-hatters, and the school coaches who prepared the students for the day, and to all the teachers, parents and spectators who came along to support their schools.

Clive Arthur not only set courses with support from Marian Arthur, he marshalled the troops for the exciting Mass Start. Competitors and supporters were able to track results in near real-time, thanks to the technical expertise of Dianne Bergen and Colin Burnett using a big-screen display (hope we can do the same for the 2024 Australian 3 Days at Easter next year).

It was great to see students from 2 regional SA schools, Curamulka and Goolwa, travel from early in the morning to be there. See Facebook for more pics from the day, including winners.

Congratulations to all the winning teams. This year’s School Champions and Shield winners are:

• Primary Girls - Stirling East
• Primary Boys - St Martin De Porres
• Junior High Girls - Heathfield HS
• Junior High Boys - Urrbrae Agricultural HS
• Senior High Girls - Mitcham Girls HS
• Senior High Boys Glenunga International HS/Heathfield HS (equal

Participating Schools:

Black Forest PS
Coromandel Valley PS
Crafers PS
Curamulka PS (regional)
Echunga PS
Eden Hills PS
Glenunga International HS
Goolwa PS (regional)
Hawthorndene PS
Heathfield HS
Hope Christian College
Marryatville HS
Mitcham Girls HS
Stirling East PS
St Martin DePores
Upper Sturt PS
Urrbrae Agricultural HS
Woodside PS


Orienteering across the generations: Jeffa Lyon discusses route choice with competitors at the School Relays.

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Senior High School Course, Thorndon Park Map - set by Clive Arthur


Senior High School Orienteering Relay Course Thorndon Park




SA Interclub Relays at Waite Campus

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The SA Interclub relays were held at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide on Sunday September 24th.  The event was presented by the Southern Arrows, the SA interstate elite orienteering team, with the courses planned by Ethen Penk, with Simon Uppill as the controller and SPORTident manager.

The Waite map is a sprint standard map, however the courses offered a variety of terrain, covering the complex of campus building, and the treed area of the Waite Reserve. 72 teams were entered, although last minute team changes were made due to late withdrawals.

The Yalanga club was the successful club, with many teams being paced as well as managing to get a high proportion of their club members entering. The other clubs placings were OHOC, WA, TT and TJ.

Results are here

Club winners - Yalanga

Yalanga Winners

 One of the loops on Course 1 - campus to the arboretum

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 Working in the finish

Working at the Finish





SA Schools Orienteering Team 2023

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Congratulations to the junior orienteers selected in the 2023 SA Schools Orienteering Team.  The team members will compete in the Australian Schools Championships in WA in October, as well as other Australian Championship events as part of the Kambarang Carnival  For information about the carnival see the carnival website.  The schools competition has individaul Sprtnt and Long Distance events, followed by a relay, each event has races in the 4 classes for which the team has been selected.

Schools Team 2023

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