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

To do orienteering in your own time - choose a  DIY Permanent Course or download the MapRun App for Android and iOs.  

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 Three Days 2024

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Australian Three Days South Australia – Easter 2024

Orienteering SA has commenced preliminary planning for this event.

A more detailed web site is being developed and can now be accessed here - .https://aus3days2024.saorienteering.au/

For more information contact - aus3days2024 AT sa.oienteering.asn.au

The dates in 2024 are

  1. Good Friday – March 29th – Urban Sprint, - Elite Prologue, individual public event, Family Teams event
  2. Easter Saturday March 30th – Day 1 for all classes
  3. Easter Sunday March 31st – Day2 for all classes
  4. Easter Monday – Day 3 for all classes

Currently event planning is centered on areas in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

The following areas are embargoed from Aug 31st 2022, some of these will be removed when the event area permissions are finalised

  1. Narrinyeri Hills, near Murray Bridge
  2. Rock Oyster – north of Tailem Bend, west of Walker Flat
  3. Pewsey Vale – southwest of Angaston, northwest of Eden Valley
  4. Pymton – near Rockleigh
  5. Mack Creek - south of Para Wirra NP (excluding a Wed training event in2023 which was already programmed)
  6. Ngaralta - eastern Mt Lofty Ranges
  7. Heathfield HS and the southern part of Woorabinda Reserve (except for students attending the school)
  8. Flinders University - south campus

Summer Orienteering

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OSA's Summer Orienteering Program is held across Metropolitan Adelaide during the warmer months. Events are generally held on Friday evenings through November to February.

Kicking off with the Twilight Series (followed by the Sprint Series in February.), it's a fun way to introduce friends to the sport. Come prepared for a walk/run around parks and streets (wear walking or running shoes).

Each Twilight Series event has 3 line (point to point courses) courses  from around 2 - 6 km, and a Scatter Course (you choose the controls to visit).  Courses are available to runners and walkers, teams/groups (e.g. families with children) and individuals.  No experience required as courses involve simple map reading. 

And for the younger ones, each event has some Orienteering games targeted at the under 7 years old (Kid-O). For the activities on offer at the Nov-Dec events - see thsi flyer.

Click the links below to register on Eventor, if you are new see the document on How to Register as a Casual Orienteer choosing Orienteeing SA, 2024 as the year and "Casuals SA" as the club (or contact the event organiser for any assistance).

Twilight and Sprint Series events are held on park and street maps.  For the basics of the orienteering course and map used for these event, see the information sheet below the event list. And under that is an example of a typical summer orienteering sprint course.

Note: If the forecast temperature in the event location is over 35 degress at around 6 PM, courses will be available, but non-competitive.  Events may be cancelled if extreme heat is forecast.

Twilight Series

In 2023 first event is Friday 17 with events through to end of January 2024

Events have start times from 6 - 7 PM, with course closure at 8 PM

Planned Locations are below


Friday Nov 17 - Northeast Adelaide Parklands

Friday Nov 24 - Colonel Light Gardens

Friday Dec  1 -  Torrens Linear Park - Paradise to Athelstone

Friday Dec 8 - Craigburn Farm

Friday Dec 15 - Oaklands Reserve

Break over Christmas - New Year

Friday Jan 5 - Burnside

Friday Jan 12 - North Adelaide - Lights Vision Area

Firday Jan 19 - Marino - Kingston Park

Australian Day Long Weekend - events TBC


Snap Sprint Series

2024 events will be held on 4 Friday evenings in February - 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd - final event details to come. Locations are


Basics of Orienteering Map and Course


 Sample Snap Sprint Map:

Underdale Long


Kid - O

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Country Club Event Calendar

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Lincoln Orienteers Events in the Port Lincoln area are organised by Lincoln Orienteers.

For further information on Lincoln events visit the Lincoln Orienteers website

 Saltbush Orienteers


Saltbush Orienteers organises event in Whyalla and surrounding areas

For further information on Saltbush events please  visit the Saltbush Orienteers website:



Top End logoTop End Orienteers

Top End Orienteers is based in Darwin and organises events in the Darwin area and other locations within the Northern Territory including Alice Springs. For more information visit the Top End Orienteers Website


DayDateEventOrganising clubDiscipline
Sunday09-Jun-24SA Long Distance Championships - Port LincolnLincoln OrienteersFoot orienteering




Event Calendar

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A PDF of the 2023 Event Program is available here, printed copies are available at events.  This also summarises event types and other information about orienteering.

An Event Calendar with a page per month showing the events is available here - print for use as a calendar to add your own activities.

However always check the details of any listed event below by checking the event details in Eventor (open from the link) as changes are sometimes necessary.

A separate calendar for Fitness Training activites and some techincal training activities is mainatained using the SPOND app.  For details see the Coaching and Training Page.

For rogaine events see the SARA Event page here.

DayDateEventOrganising clubDiscipline
Friday08-Dec-23Twilight Series Event #4 - Craigburn FarmOrienteering SAFoot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Wednesday13-Dec-23Midweek Training at Mt LoftyOrienteering SAFoot orienteering
Friday15-Dec-23Twilight Series Event #5 - Oaklands ReserveOrienteering SAPark and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Friday05-Jan-24Twilight Series Event #6 - BurnsideOrienteering SAFoot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Friday12-Jan-24Twilight Series Event #7 - North Adelaide City and ParklandsOrienteering SAFoot orienteering,
Park and street orienteering
Friday19-Jan-24Twilight Series Event #8 - MarinoOrienteering SAPark and street orienteering,
Foot orienteering
Sunday03-Mar-24SA Sprint Distance ChampionshipsOnkaparinga Hills Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering
Thursday28-Mar-24Australian 3 days 2024 CampingOrienteering SAFoot orienteering
Thursday28-Mar-24Australian 3 Days 2024 MerchandiseOrienteering SAFoot orienteering
Friday29-Mar-24Australian 3 Days 2024 - NOL Prologue & Public SprintOrienteering SAFoot orienteering
Friday29-Mar-24Australian 3 Days 2024 - Family Teams EventOrienteering SAFoot orienteering
Saturday30-Mar-24Australian 3 Days 2024Orienteering SAFoot orienteering
Sunday14-Apr-24GawlerTintookies OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday09-Jun-24SA Long Distance Championships - Port LincolnLincoln OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday07-Jul-24Simmonds HillTintookies OrienteersFoot orienteering
Sunday08-Sep-24SA Middle Distance ChampionshipsWallaringa Orienteering ClubFoot orienteering

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