Australia has been awarded the World Rogaining Championship in 2016, to be held on 23/24 July near Alice Springs.

Terrain promises to be typical Australian: semi-arid, rocky and technical, with complex gully systems. Australia's leading course setters and administrators will join forces to conduct a truly world class event.

The previous World Championship in Australia was the Warrumbungles, NSW in 2006; the last time the World Championship came to the southern hemisphere was New Zealand in 2010.

Read the ARA's proposal here... (3.6MB).

15 delegates attended the ARA AGM held in Cairns on Friday 21 June 2013. IRF President Richard Robinson stood down as ARA President and was replaced by David Rowlands of Victoria. Former QRA President Paul Guard from Queensland joins the Executive as Secretary. Mike Aylott remains as Treasurer; David Baldwin is Technical Committee Manager and IRF delegate. The next Australian Championship will be 11-12 October 2014 hosted by VRA in the Victorian goldfields.

The 2013 University Rogaining Championship will be held in conjunction with the Western Australian Rogaining Championships on the 17-18th August. The event location will be about 90 km south east of Perth.

Each year The Nigel Aylott Memorial Sports Foundation (NAMSF) supports university students to enter the event. NAMSF was set up in memory of Nigel a keen adventure racer and rogainer, to encourage engagement in these outdoor sports. Details of NAMSF subsidies will be available soon.

The University Rogaining Championship is open to all university students (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, or post-graduate).

The 2013 Australian Rogaining Championship, organised by QRA, will be the first in Northern Queensland. The event date is 22/23 June 2013. The location is on the Atherton Tableland, 40km from Cairns and 20km from Mareeba. The course covers 205 square kilometres of mostly state forest with spur gully terrain and open woodland to tall open forest.

While the southern states experience cold, wet weather at this time of year, the tableland is typically mild and dry. Entries are now open. The event website is

At the World Rogaining Championship held 31 August-1 September 2012 near Prebuz, Czech Republic, 43 Australians competed in a field of 700. The first three teams were from Estonia, Finland and Russia. Outstanding Australian results were:

  • David Baldwin, Julie Quinn: Second Mixed Open and first Mixed Veterans
  • Jess Baker, Gill Fowler: Second Women Open
  • Tamsin Barnes, Thorlene Egerton: Third Women Veterans
  • Rod Gray, Geoff Lawford: First Men Super Veterans
  • Derek Morris, Ted van Geldermalsen: Third Men Super Veterans.