Ready for MetrO?

Urban Adventure

Are you ready to explore some new areas in Perth, or even just a neighbourhood near you? 

The MetrO Series starts this weekend in Thornlie.  In total, there are 12 events spread between the first weekend of November and mid-February.

All events will be scatter events beginning with a mass start


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Get ready to MetrO!

Parent and child

Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you is your favourite summertime activity! Yes that’s right, wandering through the suburbs of Perth looking for your favourite orange and white squares! This year’s programme offers a wide variety of neighbourhoods to explore with a good mix of events in the north, south and central Perth suburbs.

This season consists of 12


Upcoming Events

statechamps2017webOrienteering WA hosts a range of events throughout the year. Events include bush events, Mountain Bike orienteering and urban base sprint events.

To find out the dates and locations of upcoming events view our Events


Go for 2&5 Secondary School Orienteering Championships

Hello everyone participating in this week's Go for 2&5 Secondary Schoools Orienteering Champs! Just a reminder the fun begins this Wednesday June 16 at Fred Jacoby Park from the 10 am briefing and starts from 10:30. Enter the park vis the NE end of Hamel Road, off of Mundaring Wier Road. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Go for 2&5 Primary School Orienteering Championships

Registration to participate in Primary School champs open now!

Fred Jacoby Park is located off Mundaring Weir Road. It consists of landscaped gardens containing many trees planted from around the world. It borders on State forest to the north and west, crisscrossed by tracks. The area provides a safe and interesting environment for school orienteering. It has not been used for Schools Orienteering Championships since 2015 so will provide a new challenge for students


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OWA July Camp for Juniors 2021

We are returning to Camp Kerem, Bullsbrook, with activities on site and training on a bush map and attending the OWA event at John Forrest National Park. The camp will be held over two days and two nights at the start of the July School holidays. These will be led by a team of nine OWA coaches.

We are looking for young people who enjoy orienteering, want to learn more about it and have a fun time with other young people.

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Life Member

Carol Brownlie was also unanimously approved as a life member of Orienteering Western Australia by attendees of the 2021 AGM on 14 March.

The proposal had been prepared without her knowledge - not bad given she was Secretary of OWA and had prepared the agenda.  Edward's citation for Carol has also been amended following information provided by her husband.

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Life Member

Jan Fletcher was unanimously approved as a life member of Orienteering Western Australia by attendees of the 2021 AGM on 14 March.

The proposal had been prepared without her knowledge - quite a feat when she is Vice President of OWA.  Edward had worked with people to prepare the citation (now amended following Ian's input):

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Perth Waldorf Sprint

With the end of the MetrO Series it's time to get back into the bush!  Well not quite but the Perth Waldorf sprint event is as near as you're going to get until the cooler months.  Set in a natural bush setting in Bibra Lake, you can almost forget you're in the city as you race around a "very" tightly knit campus featuring oddly shaped and non-uniformly spaced buildings, a couple of grassed areas, playground equipment (for the kids of course) and many pathways to keep you on your


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Claisebrook MetrO 11

Register <here> for the penultimate 2020/21 MetrO event of the season!

Inlet Claisebrook

This event takes place on a (final?) new tRicky map at Claisebrook.  A more central location couldn't be asked for. The


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Bibra Lake MetrO 10

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Register <here>for your weekend fun!

The assembly area for this event is to the east of Bibra Lake, on the western side of Bibra Lake Drive, just north of the Parkway


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