Important Notes:

  • Entries have now closed.
  • Because entries must be paid for and Year 9-13 entrants endorsed by your school principal as bona fide students of your school, you must supply us, the organisers, with full payment of entry fees and a signed acknowledgment of attendance form before the event if you are submitting entries on behalf of a Secondary School, or your school's entry will not be valid. (Intermediate or Full Primary entries for Year 7 and 8 students will be valid on receipt of payment).
  • We request that payment is made online, following the instructions provided on the entry site.

How to complete your entry with the principal's form: 

  1. To obtain the personalised form for the principal to sign, follow the instructions in the entry confirmation email that was sent to you after you submitted the entry.
  2. Once on your school's entry page, type in your email address and click on "Email registration form" button.
  3. In the resulting "School registration" email, open the attachment and follow the instructions.

Entry fees:



Long (standard and championship)



$15 (per runner)

SI Hire

$2/day SI hire and free for relay


Definition of grades and difficulty colours:
The following is provided to guide team managers in which course to enter individual athletes for the long event. Orienteering courses are colour coded by difficulty. The skills required for each difficulty level are indicated below. We expect that many athletes will not securely have the requisite skills for the championship course at their age grade. We strongly encourage these less experienced athletes to enter the standard course for their grade. Competing on the right course will improve an athlete's enjoyment and confidence in the sport.

Red: Red courses are set to make the navigation as difficult as possible. They require competitors to be very competent at reading contour detail, using bearings and handling the full complexity of an orienteering map. Frequently fences are left off maps used for red courses, requiring greater dependence on terrain recognition for navigation. Control sites on red courses can be on small features with no catching or collecting features. Competitors should be experienced at running red courses and have good route planning skills. Inexperienced runners can find it difficult to relocate if they do not navigate successfully to a control.

Orange: Orange courses competitors must be competent at reading distinct contour features, very competent at reading vegetation patterns, watercourse, rock, track types and building features, and be able to set and follow a basic compass bearing and have some ability to judge distances in event terrain. The best route between controls will often be away from simple navigation features like fences and tracks. Competitors should have extensive experience in running yellow courses and have some experience at the orange level of difficulty prior to entering the championship. Orange courses are set so that there is a catching feature (e.g. a distinct track, fence or stream) some distance after the control. This means that inexperienced runners should be able to relocate if they overrun a control.

Yellow: Yellow courses follow linear features (e.g. tracks, fences, vegetation boundaries and streams), however controls are frequently sited off the route being followed. Competitors need to be able to orient their map using a compass in order to choose their direction to go in and be able to recognise features that will lead them from their linear feature and into the control. The fastest route between controls may be away from the network of linear features. Competitors should be confident running white courses and have run yellow courses successfully before entering the championships. The structuring of courses around linear features means that an athlete with good recognition of these features on the map and the ground should be able to relocate easily.

White: White course competitors need to be able to read basic map features, follow linear features (e.g. tracks, fences, vegetation boundaries and streams) to control points and use a compass to orient their map to north. There will be controls at each significant decision point around the course. The white course is designed to minimise the chance that a competitor will become lost and need to relocate.