Western Nomads

JoFinishwebThe Western Nomads are WA's representatives in the National Orienteering League (NOL), Australia's premier orienteering competition. Individual and team points are accumulated based on performance in four rounds of races held annually across the country.  

How to Become a Western Nomad

Anyone keen to join in Nomads training can contact Rachel West and have their name added to an email list which notifies of any upcoming training sessions.

Contact Rachel here.

If you think you would like to become a Western Nomads team member you need to submit a nomination to the Western Nomads Manager. Nominations and a record of results of nominees will be taken to Council. Once ratified by Council, members of the squad will then be announced. For each NOL round selected Western Nomads may be eligible for travel funding if they are competing in elite or junior elite categories and meet the relevant criteria.


Round 1: March 13-14  - Melbourne Sprint Weekend, VIC
Round 2: April 2-5 - Australian Easter 3 Days, NSW
Round 3: April 24-25 - Renmark, SA
Round 4: May 15-16 - Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics, ACT/NSW

Although not included in the NOL program this year, Nomads eligible for funding will be entitled to the usual travel grants for the Aus Champs Carnival.
September 24 - October 3 - TAS

NOL Teams

Within the National Orienteering League (NOL) Competition a full team at each race consists of a minimum of 3 males and 3 females racing in the elite categories (M/W21E & M/W20E) at NOL events. From 2011 the Western Nomads also included WA's elite Mountain Bike Orienteering team.

NOL Results

To see how the Western Nomads performed you can review The NOL 2019 Program and Results for each event across Australia.  MTBO NOL Program and Results

The Mountain Bike Orienteering National Orienteering League runs a MTBO specific competition.

OWA Sponsors

Australian Sports Commission
Department of Local Government,Sport and Cultural Industries