Registrations are closed

Registrations are now closed. Please contact the event organiser Cathy Hogg at regarding late entries. Late entry fees will apply.


Orienteering ACT Inc


Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Stromlo Forest Park

Registration closes on:

Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11:59 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Welcome to the 2018 ACT Primary Schools Championships

 The event will be held at Stromlo Forest Park on Wednesday 21st November, 2018

Entries will now close on 15th November 2018

Entries are open to all ACT Primary School students in years 3 - 6. For children in Years 2 and below, if you have orienteered before and can complete a very easy course unassisted, please contact the organisers to discuss possible entry.

Students can elect to compete either individually or in pairs. Pairs consist of a team of 2 students of any gender, but must be representing the same school and fall within the same age category (either 10 and under, or 11 and over) 

Individual competitors will compete in either the boys or girls category.

There are 4 age categories for individual competitors:
9 years and under (born in 2009 or later)
10 years (born in 2008)
11 years (born in 2007)
12 years and over (born 2006 or earlier)

There are 2 age categories for pairs competitors:
10 years and under pairs
11 years and over pairs

Age groups are determined by the age as of 31st December, 2018.

Courses for the 9 and 10 years age-groups, as well as  are very easy (blue standard).
Courses for the 11 and 12 years age groups are easy (green standard). 

Course lengths range from 1.5km to 3.0km depending on the age group.
All courses will have the option of following linear features (e.g. tracks, fences, power lines) on all legs.

All individual competitors, and at least one member of each pair, must have completed at least 2 orienteering events prior to the championships. This is to ensure the safety of all competitors. 

Entry fee is $12 per individual competitor, or $24 per pair. 

How to enter the ACT Primary Schools Championships

To enter as an individual you will need your name, date of birth, school name, a valid email address, and a Visa or MasterCard.  Individuals should ignore question 3- 7 in the special questions section of the entry.

If entering as a pair, you will require the name, date of birth, school name and valid email address for BOTH competitors. You only need to submit ONE ENTRY FOR EACH PAIR: enter the name of the first member of the pair, and then in the special questions, you enter the details of the second member of the pair. 


The event is being held at Stromlo Forest Park, on Dave McInnes Road, Stromlo


Please park in the large open gravel car park on Dave McInnes Road. Signs will be in place to direct you. Please aware that parts of Stromlo Forest Park will be used by other members of the public and park with consideration.  Please be careful of cyclist and runners on the road in and in the car park.

From the car park you will need to proceed through the undercover area and down to the grass cross county running track where the assembly area is located.

Arrive at the venue by 9:45am for a 10:15am briefing. There will be a short (100m) walk from the assembly area to the start. Starts are from 10:30am. Presentations will be held as soon as results are finalised at the completion of the event, around 1:30pm.

Free orienteering activities (Coloured Mountains, Directional Dash, and Be Amazed) will be available for all competitors at the completion of their race. 

A sausage sizzle, cake and drink stall will be available on the day and the proceeds go to support ACT Orienteering Junior Squad – Blue Lightning. You can save money and pre-order a Lunch-Combo Pack. This helps us with catering too.

For further enquiries email  Cathy Hogg at

By entering you agree that you are aware that like other bush sports there are inherent dangers in orienteering. It is possible to become unsure of your location during this event.

Should your school require a risk assessment framework, please email to request a copy.

Unless you  email to the contrary, you agree that your child's photograph may be used for promotional purposes by Orienteering ACT.

Training opportunities  
If kids (and their parents) want to try to improve their orienteering there are a number of events on in the months ahead. 
In particular there is a Team based kids orienteering adventure challenge called Map Mates. 

For more information visit