28 Sept - 6 October 2024

australian
sprint, long,
middle, & relay
championships

Australian schools
sprint,
Long, & relay
championships

public
THUNDERBOLTS
3 day

Welcome - Australian Championship Carnival 2024

The Anaiwan and Kamilaroi people are the traditional owners of the country that encompasses current day Armidale and Uralla, and the local Indigenous population is still more than double that of the Australian average. The Anaiwan people settled the New England Ranges around Uralla and Armidale whilst the Kamilaroi headed west to the Inverell region.

Welcome to Armidale and Uralla – Orienteers have been coming to this region for decades to enjoy the amazing granite terrain and the beauty of the region. These granite outcrops extending north into Queensland, have over the years played host to many State and National Championship events.

This year is no exception as competitors will be treated to 3 Championship races on a brand new area with magical granite and fast, friendly vegetation. With the 7 events of this Championship carnival based in and around Armidale and Uralla, there is a large range of tourist activities as well as cultural activities to experience in the rest days.

Moira Whiteside Bequest   

This carnival is supported by a grant of $15,000 from the Moira Whiteside Bequest through Orienteering Australia. Orienteering is the beneficiary of a magnificent bequest by Moira Whiteside of Garingal Orienteers in NSW.

A great many orienteers from NSW will have many great memories of Moira who was a very active orienteer.  A valued Garingal member, Moira through her work in sports education, travelled the state extensively. She valued the work of volunteers in orienteering.

Moira’s wishes were that our largest national events, the Australian Orienteering Championships, benefit from her estate.

Donations to support AOC 2024 

Tax deductible donations to the AOC 2024 can be made via the Australian Sports Foundation.  These donations will support our aim to provide an outstanding carnival experience. Donations can be made by clicking on the Australian Sports Foundation.

More detailed information of the project can be found on the News Tab

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