Australian Orienteering Championships Tasmania 2020

Bulletins, old Maps & Embargoes

Embargoes & old maps

To avoid disqualification – from now until the Carnival you must not visit Embargoed Areas. Here are the Old Maps.


In addition to the Bulletins – here is the latest update:  AOC2021 June Update

The Bulletins (#1 and Final) contain all the technical nitty gritty and practical tips you need to know about the Events. In addition:

  • there will be specific “Schools Bulletins” which will be published at Schools Championships.
  • for Elites, AOC21 includes World Ranking Events. As such, here is the WR Event Bulletin #1 to meet the requirements of the IOF (International Orienteering Federation)

To keep up to date about the latest news, keep your eye on this website and maybe:  

Bulletin #1:

Under the rules of orienteering, this website meets the requirements of being Bulletin #1. It sets out an overview of AOC2021.

Behind the scenes, here are the key people (all volunteers!) involved in making everything happen:

  • Event Director: Warwick Moore
  • Technical Director & OA Controller: Roger Harlow
  • IOF Event Advisor: Cathy McComb
  • Schools Carnival Director: Meisha Austin

Of course, they are supported by an incredible team of amazing orienteers, and not least are the controllers and course planners for each event:

  • Australian Sprint: Controller Paul Pacqué. Planner Kim Nankervis
  • Australian Middle: Controller Lindsay Pender. Planner Christine Brown
  • Australian Relay: Controller David Marshall. Planner Randall Hope
  • Australian Model: Controller Wayne Griggs. Planner Helena Griggs
  • Australian Long: Controller Clare Hawthorne. Planner Greg Hawthorne 
  • Schools Sprint (+Turbo Chook): Controller Jo Bissett. Planner Donelda Niles
  • Schools Long (+Turbo Chook): Controller Mike Calder. Planner Jeff Dunn 
  • Schools Relay (+Turbo Chook): Controller Bernard Walker. Planner Darryl Smith
  • Tasmanian Middle: Controller Dion McKenzie. Planner Gary Carrol

The length of courses will be set to meet the requirements of Rule 16 of the Rules for Orienteering. The exact length of courses will be released in the Final Bulletin.

For training, we recommend you look at the old maps and attend as many orienteering events as you can. You may also train on maps around St Helens not covered by the embargoes. To get these other maps, you can contact us.

Final Bulletin:

The Final Bulletin will be out at least 2 weeks before AOC2021 and will contain the information set out below (any changes after the Final Bulletin will be flagged at Registration):

 full details of venues and travel directions
 description of terrain, climate and any hazards
 scale, contour interval of maps and any other relevant mapping information
 start and finish procedures
 distances from parking to finish and finish to start(s)
 registration times, venue and procedure
 facilities available (changing, refreshments, etc)
 full start list for all classes
 any permitted deviations from the rules
 the length, total climb, number of controls and number of refreshment controls on each individual course and, for relays, on each leg
 notes on competition clothing, if necessary
 method of marking out of bounds areas and marked routes
 jury members’ names
 other information of interest