Tallarook 6/12hr Bush Rogaine

12 Hour - Saturday 18 September 2021

Admin Opens:9:00 am , Event Start:11:00 am, Event Finish:11:00 pm Duration:12 hours

6 Hour - Saturday 18 September 2021

Admin Opens:9:00 am , Event Start:11:00 am, Event Finish:5:00 pm Duration:6 hours

Event Details

Again we must cancel our planned Rogaine which we expect is no surprise to anyone.    It was to be a 6hr and 12hr Rogaine in the Tallarook State Forest – a favourite area since the first Rogaine there in 1976.  One of the Rogaining areas closest to Melbourne.

Registration Date:24/08/2021, Late Date:08/09/2021, Registrations Close:11/09/2021

Location Description

Tallarook State Forest on the range east of the Hume Freeway and south of Seymour 120km from the CBD.


The course area is mostly a plateau with a challenging climb to the highest point on Mt Hickey at 800m for teams deciding to go there and and the lowest point on the course expect to be around 500m with the Hash House at 630m. The forest is a mix of eucalypt species with a good network of tracks.


The map will be A3 size. 1:25,000 Scale. Premarked checkpoints printed on non-waterproof paper.

Entry details

Online Entry would normally opened by 24-Aug however due to Covid lockdown extending until 2-Sep (at time of writing) opening of entries will be delayed.  Monitor for updates at the top of this web page.   Expect late date to be 11:59 pm Wednesday 8 September. Online late entry will close about Tuesday before the event. Check the top of this web page for the latest time after late date.

Event Entry Fees

Adults $35 Junior $25 (under 18) Juniors get free entry when in a team with an adult.

Final Instructions and Start location

Final instructions (including start location and how to get there) will be available at the top of this web page from Tuesday 14th September.
Team lists are available by logging on to Online Entry and are also made available from 14th September via a link from the top of this web page.
Please complete an Indemnity form before arriving at the event.  A copy of the form is included in the Final Instructions.    ALL team members must sign the form.
No pets are allowed at Rogaines.
Please read about Biosecurity in Rogaining and make sure you equipment is clean before you leave home.

Event Timeline

9:00am     Registration opens for both event and maps issues.
10:45am   Briefing – All must attend
11:00am   Both 6hr and 12hr events start
3:00pm     Sausage Sizzle opens (subject to Covid Restrictions)
5:00pm     6hr Finish
5:30pm     6hr Approximate time of presentation (subject to Covid restrictions
11:00pm   12hr Finish
11:15pm   12hr Approx time of Presentation (subject to Covid Restrictions)
NOTE Covid Restriction may force late changes to this plan such as the need for wave starts.


Camping at the Hash House is expected to be available Friday and Saturday night.

Hash House Meal

At the end of each event we plan to provide a Sausage Sizzle. If we are able to provide self serve Tea & Coffee we will however self serve is restricted by Covid restrictions.

Course Enquiries

Rodney Polkinghorn - 0409 793 227 - SeptemberEnquiries@vra.rogaine.asn.au

Admin Manager

TBA - 0427 012 863 - SeptemberAdmin@vra.rogaine.asn.au

Online Entry Assistance

Andrew Hunter - Ph: 0401 708 189 - Entries@vra.rogaine.asn.au