Autumn 2x6hr Rogaine (6th & 7th May 2023) and Schools, Scouts and Cadets Rogaine (7th May 2023)

Saturday 6hr - Saturday 6 May 2023

Admin Opens:8:00 am , Event Start:10:00 am, Event Finish:4:00 pm Duration:6 hours

Sunday 6hr - Sunday 7 May 2023

Admin Opens:8:00 am , Event Start:10:00 am, Event Finish:4:00 pm Duration:6 hours

Schools, Scouts and Cadets Rogaine - Sunday 7 May 2023

Admin Opens:8:30 am , Event Start:10:30 am, Event Finish:3:30 pm Duration:5 hours

Schools, Scouts and Cadets Rogaine enquiries and entry
Contact: Geoff Hudson
0407 998 240

Event Details

A 2x6hr Rogaining weekend with the 5hr Schools, Scouts and Cadets Rogaine included on the Sunday, starting shortly after the 6hr public Rogaine.

The Schools, Scouts and Cadets Rogaine is open to entries for school-age teams most commonly from schools, Scouts, and Cadets but not limited to these groups. Teams of 2 to 5 people and may have an adult leader travel for safety reason however not intended to lead their navigation. The same map as the public event is used with a later start time and earlier finish.

We will need experienced Rogainers to assist on Sunday with the Schools, Scouts and Cadets team checks. This comprises assessing their gear and ability to navigate. Please email if you can help. Some on-course coaches may also be required, but must have a current Working with Children Check to go on course with a team.

Registration Date:07/04/2021, Late Date:28/04/2021, Registrations Close:03/05/2021

Location Description

We are planning for a start location at Campbells Creek near Castlemaine with the course area including the Fryerstown forest. The start location is approximately 130km from Melbourne CBD.


The course consists of open forest with good spur and gully terrain. The course will be set for novice Rogainers for the close in checkpoints and some more difficult placement to challenge the better teams further out.


Scale will be 1:25,000, 4cm on the map = 1km. Map page size is SRA (320mm x 450mm) and printed on NON-water proof paper

Entry details

Entires will open by 8th April with late fee applying from Saturday 29-April   Entries will close about Wednesday 3rd May.

Event Entry Fees

Public Events:
Adults $40
Junior (under 18) $25 / Juniors get free entry when in a team with an adult.

Schools Event: $25 per person.

Final Instructions and Start location

Final instructions will include details of the start location, how to get there, important information about the event and the Indemnity Form.
Please print out and complete the Indemnity Form. All team members must sign the form, please ensure you bring the completed form to the event.
The final instructions will be available on the VRA website from Tuesday 2nd May.
For the latest team list click ‘Events’ above and go to ‘View Registered Teams’ once entries are open.

View the Indemnity Form
Please note that no pets are allowed at rogaines either on course or at the Hash House.
Please read our information about Biosecurity in Rogaining and make sure your equipment is clean before you leave home.

Mandatory equipment

Each team member must carry a compass, a whistle and a headlamp or torch. Lights and compasses on smartphones do not meet this requirement and will not be allowed.

Each team must also carry a mobile phone and a first aid kit. This should contain as a minimum
- 1 heavyweight compression bandage for snakebites
- 1 roller bandage
- 1 triangular bandage (or blood absorbent cotton pads)
- sticking plaster
- VRA first aid instruction sheet
These are available from Event Admin if needed.

There will be an equipment check before registration.

Event Timeline

Public Events (Saturday and Sunday)
8:00am     Registration opens and map issues.
9:45am     Briefing – all must attend
10:00am   Event start
3:00pm     Food available: sausage sizzle
4:00pm     Event finish
4:30pm     Approximate time of presentation

Schools, Scouts and Cadets Event (Sunday)
8:30am     Registration opens and map issues.
10:15am   Briefing – all must attend
10:30am   Event start
3:00pm     Food available: sausage sizzle
3:30pm     Event finish
4:00pm     Approximate time of presentation


Camping at the Hash House is expected to be allowed. There is a camping ground and motels in Castlemaine.

Hash House Meal

A sausage sizzle will be provided by volunteers from a Service Club at the finish of the event. They may sell soft drinks. The VRA will provide hot water for Milo, tea and coffee. Bring a chair & cup.

Course Enquiries

Geoff Hudson - 0407 998 240 -

Admin Manager

TBA - 0427 012 863 -

Online Entry Assistance

Support - -