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Rogaines are organised and run totally by volunteers. Check out the Events and Volunteers page for where you can help out, then simply register or email the Volunteer Coordinator.

2019 NSW Champs 24 & 8 hr

Sat-Sun 21-22 September 2019

Yengo national Park

Entries and final instructions are here..

This year’s Spring Rogaine/NSW Champs will be held in the Big Yengo precinct of Yengo NP, less than 3-hour drive north of Sydney's Harbour Bridge. It is an area rich in Aboriginal and European history that has not been used for a rogaine although NavShield was based there in 2015 and, judging by the remains of flags that the course setters found on the course, another bush navigation event took place there some years earlier.


The HH is near the center of a course that promises grassy valleys and beautiful creeks and gullies whilst most spurs although steep in places are not too high with under storey vegetation ranging from non-existent to scrubby. Thankfully the course setters, especially the 6-year-old setter, are endeavouring to make you avoid the worst scrub.

2019 Lake Macquarie 12 & 6 hr

Sat 10th August 2019

Sugarloaf Conservation Reserve

Results are up here..

Come join us for the 2019 Annual Lake Macquarie Rogaine.

Featuring a 12 hour or a 6 hour event option, with a mass start at 12 noon on the Saturday the 10th of August.


Teams to consist of 2 to 5 people, so tag your mates and have some fun. Camping is available at the hash house. There is a tea and damper on the course and water drops. Cardiff Scouts will be catering dinner for all competitors. Coranbong SES with be doing safety with Wilderness Rescue.

Course setters Bob and Pam Montgomery have had great fun climbing around the steep spurs, deep gullies, and rocky outcrops of the course. There will be plenty of bush navigation to do, with few tracks, so don't forget your compasses. There are some scenic gullies and open spurs, and some panoramic views from the higher ridges. Wombats, wallabies, lyrebirds, owls and bell birds have been spotted on the map.

2019 Series Point Score

See the series points score for 2019, after five events, here...

There have been few changes following the Nyctophobia Buster:

  • Men’s – No real change with the competition still between Andrew Brown and Tristan White with Andrew leading. Both have been volunteering their time but in the only event where they faced off was in the Minigaine and Andrew won.
  • Women’sGill Fowler has a mortgage on the Womens’ classification, despite not competing in the Nyctophobia Buster. Grace Mackie has now completed three events and has edged Nicole Mealing out of third spot
  • Men’s Vets – This is being dominated by Andrew Smith “Smiffy”. There are now several fine athletes who have only done two events and Richard Mountstephens will almost certainly pass Smiffy if he competes in a third event
  • Women’s Vets – It is hard to see anyone beating Toni Bachvarova. Mary Fien has now moved into 3rd place.
  • Men’s Super VetsJonathan Worswick is first with some daylight to Mike Hotchkis in second, neither competed in the Nyctophobia Buster, perhaps saving their energy for competing in the World Championships together.
  • Women’s Super Vets – There is tight competition here between Amanada Mackie and Robin Cameron. Sandra Thomas is not far away in 3rd placing. This will be a close competition and is the one to watch.
  • Men’s Ultra VetsAndy Macqueen is looking very strong at the top of this leader board having won this category in every event he has entered so far this year. None of the top placed competitors entered the Nyctophobia Buster.
  • Women’s Ultra VetsParissa Poulis is out the front and at this stage looks likely to take out this competition.
  • Men’s Under 23 - Ivan Koudashev is completely dominating this category and is unlikely to be beaten.
  • Women’s Under 23Jemma Duerden has this competition well under control.

If you see any problems with the results or have queries then please contact

2019 Nyctophobia Buster 2.5&5 hr Night Event

Sat 6th July 2019

Hornsby Heights

Interim results and a heap of photos here...

This once off event is open to everyone in a team of 2-5 participants and we are particularly encouraging beginners of night navigation.

Scary Clowns

For those of you who are not quite ready to embrace the scary and lonely bush at night there will be lots of controls available in suburbia and within easy striking distance of the street lamps.

For those of you ready to embrace night navigation we can guarantee spiders, hidden snakes, scary animals, unexplained noises and if you are really lucky you will be lost and frightened.

2019 Paddy Pallin 6hr

Sun 16th Jun 2019


Results here...

Final instructions here...

Entries are closed.

A pristine river, spectacular views, a world heritage national park, history, wildlife and free camping await you. There may even be a hot shower.


The Hash House (start & finish) will be at Upper Colo – only about an hour and a half drive from Sydney CBD –and less than three hours from either Newcastle or Wollongong.

Free camping is available on Saturday night and 1st Waitara Scouts will provide dinner for an additional fee.

This is a six-hour event starting at 9am with maps available at 7am and finishing at 3pm. Following the rogaine, food and drinks will be provided by the Scouts, there will be presentation of perpetual trophies and prizes (including lucky door prizes) provided by the Paddy Pallin Organisation.

This will be the 56th Paddy Pallin Rogaine which was started by Paddy Pallin in 1964 and has been organised by NSW Rogaining Association since 1988. The key goal, which has applied since the first event, is to encourage people to enjoy the bush with minimal impact and to practise and improve their navigation skills.

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Orienteering NSW

Click here to be taken to the Orienteering NSW Homepage. Orienteering is a great way to hone your rogaining skills.


Rogainers with smart phones are encouraged to install the following app on their smart phones and carry them during events.

This Emergency+ app has been developed for Australia’s Triple Zero Awareness Working Group. When activated, the app displays current GPS coordinates. This knowledge could be very useful in a variety of rescue and support situations. No mobile coverage is required to display GPS coordinates.

The app is available in the app stores for Android, Apple and Windows devices.

To read more ...

Emergency+ App

Triple Zero (000) is Australia's primary emergency service number and should be used if urgent emergency assistance is required from either police, fire, or ambulance services.

Australia also has two secondary emergency service numbers that only work with particular technologies:

  • 112 is the GSM international standard emergency number which can only be dialled on a digital mobile phone (Some international model phones cannot dial "000").
  • 106 is the text-based emergency number for people who are deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment. This service operates using a textphone (TTY) or a computer with modem access.