Why Join a Club?

· Participate: club members are eligible to take part in Orienteering Victoria events, including Championships, and to win awards

· Stay in touch: most clubs have newsletters and websites which keep you informed about upcoming events and recent items of interest

· Save money: club memberships are low cost – typically $25-35 per year, which includes automatic membership of Orienteering Victoria.  Club members receive discounted entry fees and can purchase Park and Street season tickets, saving up to $50 per series

· Enhance your wardrobe: it's great to be a member of a team –club tops are colourful, comfortable, and distinctive

· Meet new people: besides orienteering events, clubs offer all sorts of social get-togethers

· Learn new skills: clubs provide a range of coaching and training, as well as the opportunity to become involved in mapping, course setting, or organizing events

· Put something back: clubs provide many opportunities to volunteer, and put something back into the sport

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 Which club should I join?

A person may join any of Victoria’s 11 clubs. There are no geographic boundaries. Clubs are based in Melbourne (7 clubs), Ballarat, Central Highlands, Bendigo, and northeastern Victoria. Membership of any of the clubs listed below provides automatic membership to Orienteering Victoria, upon payment of the OV membership fee component.  Membership fees vary between clubs, but are in the range of $25-35 per year.  Contact the Club Reps listed below for more information.

How do I join a club?

Refer to the Membership page for instructions on how to join; or contact one of the Club Representatives listed below

 

Melbourne Based Clubs

Bayside Kangaroos Orienteering Club Inc. (BKV)

Bayside Kangaroos offers its members an involvement with orienteering at all levels. We have a major focus on Park/Street Orienteering, Bush Orienteering and Mountain Bike Orienteering, while many members are also actively engaged in Rogaining and Ski Orienteering. We also have an active social calendar. Our membership comes from all over Melbourne, as well as Geelong.  Look for our kangaroo logo on our club uniform.
 
Contact: Gwen Baker
Phone No: 9898 4316
Postal Address:  
Website: www.bkv.org.au

 

Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club Inc. (DRV)

DROC provides a fun, friendly, healthy and safe environment for all participants, with members from all over eastern, southern and northern Melbourne.  The club has a strong presence  particularly in park and street, sprint, and bush orienteering.  Our juniors are currently members of state, national and international teams and we give them our strongest support.  You can meet new people, learn new skills like mapping and course setting, and get involved in our busy program of orienteering and social events, while looking the part in one of our colourful and comfortable club tops featuring our lyrebird logo.
 
Contact: Debbie Dodd
Phone No: 03 9878 9168
Postal Address: PO Box 5020, Laburnum 3130
Website: DROC website

 

Melbourne Forest Racers Inc. (MFV)

MFR is based in the inner Melbourne suburbs, and has a strong family focus. Most our membership predominantly enjoy bush orienteering, and have been doing this for many years. In fact, we have a large number of current and ex national team representatives and coaches - there are certainly no shortage of members to ask help from if you wish to develop your orienteering skills. We also have a former Mountain Bike Orienteering World Champion.The club conducts optional weekly training sessions on Monday evenings in the inner suburbs, which is usually followed by a meal. This provides a great way to get to know other members of the club.

 

Contact: Susannah King
Phone No: 9017 4751
Website:

 

Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club Inc. (NEV)

Membership is broadly based with members located across Melbourne and regional areas of Victoria. The club caters for all ages and abilities and families are very welcome to join. Expert coaching and mentoring is available for newcomers. NE organises many bush, park and street and mountain bike events. Social gatherings are a regular feature. Members can be recognised at events by their distinctive uniform with the Emu logo.  A club newsletter is emailed out regularly. 
 
Contact: Schon Hudson
Telephone: 03 9888 8121
Address: 16 Fowler Street Box Hill South 3128
Website: www.vicorienteering.asn.au/clubs/nillumbik

 

Tuckonie Orienteering Club Inc. (TKV)

Tuckonie looks to the north and west of Melbourne for its membership, and is involved in park and street events in the western suburbs, as well as bush and mountain bike events. It has a wealth of experience, with national champions, major event organisers and experienced map makers among its members.  We are also family people who like dinner at the local pub together before an event, and who like meeting people too. If you would like to give us a try, come out to an event - bush, park, street, or MTBO. You will see the Tuckonie man (logo at left) on our marquee or a banner. You'll be in friendly company.

 

Contact: Sylvia Murphy
Email: tuckonieorienteers@yahoo.com


Website: Tuckonie page

 

Yarra Valley Orienteering Club Inc. (YVV)

Yarra Valley is a club which includes elites, juniors, veterans, champions and hopefuls. Most members live in the north-east part of Melbourne where social and business meetings are held. We are a great club, possessing the assets of good maps and expertise in many areas including coaching, competing, mapping, and organising events.  Our club's main interest is bush orienteering, but members compete in all disciplines of the sport.
 
Contact: Belinda Dale
Phone No: 9830 4836
Postal Address: via email at secretary@yvoc.com
Website: http://yvoc.com.au

 

Victorian Amateur Radio Direction Finding Group Inc. (ARV)

Radio sport combines orienteering skills with hand-held direction finding equipment.  The club is affiliated with both the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) and Orienteering Victoria, organising both park and street and bush radio events, often in conjunction with traditional orienteering formats.  Members are always happy to help with advice and hire of radio gear at all club events.  Club members have performed well as members of national teams at international events and have also successfully organised regional international championships.

Contact: Bruce Paterson
Phone No: 03 9888 7509
Postal Address: via email at secretary@ardf.org.au
Website: www.ardf.org.au

 

Regional and Rural Victorian Clubs

Albury Wodonga Orienteering Club Inc. (AWV)

AWOC attracts its members from NE Victoria and SE NSW. We run events in and around the Albury Wodonga region, from Beechworth and Stanley, to Chiltern, Mt Pilot, Tabletop and several local street O maps. An interclub competition with the Waggaroos provides further afield orienteering opportunities. The club is actively involved in planning and running club, state and national events. There are monthly club events, coaching, mapping, and members also participate in spring and summer series StreetO, CanoeO, TriO, SkiO, RelayO and Rogaining, with MTBO a big growth area.

Contact: Rick Armstrong
Phone No: 02 6041 2059
Postal Address:

Box 461 Albury 2640

Website: http://www.orienteeringalburywodonga.org/

 

Bendigo Orienteers Inc. (BG)

Bendigo is a large club, with membership drawn from central Victoria. The club runs a full program of events most Saturday afternoons (March to November) within the area of greater Bendigo. Support for juniors is a strength of the club, and local events allow members to try event organising, course setting and mapping.  Bendigo has a great selection of high quality maps, being surrounded by forest just a short distance from the centre of town, and our members have a wealth of experience in all aspects of orienteering.

Contact: Event Coordinator - Colin Walker
Phone No: 03 5439 6427
Postal Address: PO Box 82, Strathfieldsaye 3551
Website: http://www.bendigo-orienteers.com.au

 

Central Highlands Orienteering Club Inc. (CH)

Based in Victoria's central highlands region, CHOC members enjoy rogaining, mountain biking, cross-country running and camping in addition to orienteering.  Members are encouraged to attend meetings to socialise and to interact with other members.  CHOC's juniors are highly ranked both nationally and internationally.  CHOC runs a summer series of park and street events based in Macedon and surrounds, in December and February each year.

Contact: John Ewels
Phone No: 5426 1649 (AH)
Postal Address: 47 McBean Ave, Mount Macedon, 3440

 

 

Eureka Orienteers Inc. (EU)

‘Eureka!’ means ‘I found it’ – very handy when looking for controls!  The club is known for staging the Eureka Challenge, aMAZEing Ballarat, Cyclic Navigator and state events in foot and mtbo each year.  Our members include former and future world champions, young elites and coaches, active families, masters athletes, and those that just enjoy a walk or jog in the bush.  Eureka has a library of high quality maps within 20 km of Ballarat.  Our club storeroom at the Eastwood Leisure Centre is located in downtown Ballarat on Short Street.  Join us and learn more about maps, o-technology and navigation at our friendly local events.
 
Contact: Roch Prendergast, Secretary
Postal Address: PO Box 490, Ballarat, 3353
Website: http://www.eurekaorienteers.asn.au