What are permanent courses?
Permanent courses are a great way to get involved in orienteering, and are a particularly useful resource for schoolteachers. Orienteering Western Australia, with the support of Park Managers, has placed permanent markers at several locations in a number of popular parks close to the metropolitan area. The courses are graded Easy to Moderate navigational difficulty, and are ideal for school groups and make good practise areas for individuals and families who are new to orienteering. The courses are completely free - all you need is access to a computer and (preferably colour) printer.
On this page you can download and print permanent course maps, together with a full information kit and/or a control card for each location. Maps and kits may also be available at Park Information Centres.
Permanent courses are available at Jorgensen Park (Kalamunda), Whiteman Park and Lake Leschenaultia.
The Lake Leschenaultia course is suitable for foot and mountain bike orienteering - follow the suggested courses, or make up your own score orienteering course!
For the latest course at Jorgensen Park, you can download either the full course (All Controls or Score), or individual courses tailored to different difficulty levels. Beginners (including school groups on their first outing) should start with the Easy courses and work up from there. It is possible to complete the Easy courses almost entirely on tracks and paths, but compasses should be used for the Moderate, Hard and Score courses. For information on how to use a compass go to the Silva 1-2-3 System page.
Whiteman Park Permanent Course:
NB School groups and other large groups must book before using the course. Please contact the Whiteman Park Bookings Officer on 9209 6000.
Please note that the full Whiteman Park course is temporarily closed, but the Village Course is still available, and is a great way for school groups and families to enhance their day out at Whiteman.
Whiteman_Park_Permanent_Course.pdf (temporarily unavailable)