Orienteering Victoria runs a number of programs for primary and secondary schools in Victoria.

Frequently used items:

If you have any queries, contact the Orienteering Victoria Office

Mobile: 0428 358 588
Email: voa@netspace.net.au
Website: www.vicorienteering.asn.au










Schools Program

Advice and Information

Orienteering Victoria staff are able to assist in a wide range of areas:

  • How to get an orienteering program up and running in your school
  • Which parks are available for school use?
  • Where can we get the equipment to establish an orienteering program?
  • Are there maps for the areas that we would like to use?

Orienteering Australia has a new Schools Orienteering page. It has some great information including an article:

How to run a successful Orienteering Program.doc 

Lesson Plans 

Star Relay.pdf 

Cloverleaf Courses.pdf

Score Orienteering.pdf

Map Walk and Legend.pdf

Orienteering Games.pdf 




Come and Try Orienteering – Parkland Orienteering

Half day sessions are organised on a needs basis for both Primary and Secondary Schools. The sessions generally run for 2 – 2.5 hours. The orienteering sessions is all set up for you and maps prepared. You arrive with your students, our staff teach your students who will spend 2 – 2.5 hours learning to read maps and navigate. Parkland areas generally used: Brimbank Park, Cardinia Reservoir Park, Eltham Lower Park, Darebin Parklands, Hanging Rock – Macedon, Maroondah Reservoir Park, Jells Park, Westerfolds Park.


Bushland Orienteering

Half and Full day bush orienteering is provided on a needs basis for secondary students. Sessions are generally 2 – 2.5 hours  and provide for a range of courses to be experienced. Areas close to Melbourne generally used:
  • Cardinia Reservoir Park - Narre Warren
  • Lysterfield Lake Park - Endeavour Hills
  • Watsons Glen – Yarra Glen
  • Macedon Pines – Macedon
  • Gilwell Park - Gembrook
  • Bullengarook - near Gisborne

Team Building and Communication Orienteering Activity

This is a format very popular with Year 9 and 10 students. Students work in groups of 5 to solve navigational and associated problems. The emphasis is on planning, team work, communication, meeting deadlines and working towards group outcomes.  ( same areas as above). 

Activity Session Rates

School membership ($100) provides tangible benefits

Parkland areas : 2 - 2.5 hour sessions

No. of students
VOA school-member rates
Includes gst
VOA non member
Includes gst

 1 -  28

$340 flat rate


29- 60

$450 flat rate


61- 99

$7.25 per student

$8.50 per student


$6.50 per student

$8.00 per  student

    * This chart is a guideline to costs which may vary a little depending on map used and distance from Melbourne.

    # Parks Victoria has a ‘park user’ fee applicable to : all metropolitan parks $1.60pp

    Gilwell Park, Gembrook = $3 per student

VOA ABN = 85 554 483 914

The following costs are approximate and will vary with numbers

Minimum fees are listed below.

Bush areas : half and full day sessions (Incl gst)

  • Lysterfield - $400
  • Bullengarook - $430
  • Macedon Forest- $430

    These are BASE fees, and will vary according to numbers. Discounts apply to Orienteering Victoria members.

Professional Development Courses

Three levels of Professional Development courses are available to teachers.

  • PASE
    • 1.5 – 3 hr introductory courses enabling teachers to set up basic 3 session programs in their schools.
    • Costs vary according to location, numbers and length of session.
  • LEVEL O “Orientation to Orienteering” Course
    • This is a 3 - 4  hour theory and practical course, usually held on one day.
    • It provides teachers with all the skills and knowledge to set up a comprehensive, sequential orienteering program in their school and to use nearby parklands.
    • Course fee  POA
  •           Recognition of Prior Learning ( RPL) for the General Principles section of this course - is credited to 
  •           all qualified PE and Outdoor Education Staff
    • This Sports Specific is a one day course ( 8 hours) is designed for PE and OE teachers ( with experience of teaching in the out of doors).
    • It is a comprehensive, practically based, sports specific course designed for teachers aiming to extend their orienteering programs into the bush environment.
    • Course fee = $80 incl GST ( to members: $160 to non members)

Map Making

Our skilled map makers are able to offer a high standard of map making.
  • Black and white map – schoolgrounds, nearby parklands, campsites
  • Full colour maps – for detailed parklands, campsites and bush areas

Fees = basic black and white schoolground map is $450 incl gst. Costs vary depending on – quality of base map, size of area to be mapped, detail to be field-worked and distance to be travelled.

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