Where to begin FAQ


The following section answers a lot of questions basic to rogaining.

Everybody on a team must be a member but membership is free.

How to join?

Rogaining is a team sport for our members but membership is free.  Get your team members to join and get their member numbers.  To join

  1. Go to our membership system with the link below
  2. Select Add a member.
  3. Fill in the details and then press Submit.

The new member number will be displayed for you to make a note of it. You will also receive an email that reports your member number. Make a note of this for your next event.

Go to Membership system  and select Login

How do I enter?

Start by collecting your team member numbers. There is a search function if they don’t remember their number. If there is someone who has not rogained before ask them to join and give you their member number – see How to join.

  • Login to the entry system
  • View events open for bookings
  • Click on the event you want
  • Enter team
  • Add to Team all your team members
  • Submit team
  • Pay the entry fee

Login to enter

More details can be seen in How to enter

If you are new having trouble logging in try this link Trouble logging in.

What sorts of events are there?

Traditionally a rogaine was a 24 hour event.  Our championship events are still 24 hours – usually from midday to midday.

Our most popular events are 6 hours long.  We also have 8 hour, 12 hour and sometimes 15 hour events.

We have metrogaines in the suburbs and a CBDgaine in the city.  Metrogaines are often held in conjunction with cyclogaines.

In summer the weekly Suburban Adventure Racing series goes for one hour in the eastern suburbs.

Snogaines and paddlogaines are held occasionally.  During Covid19 virtual rogaines were developed and are still available.

Bush events over a weekend often combine several sub-events:  6hr & 12hr, 6hr day & 6hr night, 24hr & 6 hour, 6hr Sat. & 6hr Sun. are common combinations.

What equipment is needed?

Most rogaines have mandatory equipment that must be carried for safety.  Checks are made at the start of an event.    The list will be published in the Final Instructions for each event.

There more detailed suggestions in the Rogaining Equipment Checklist

What does it cost?

Entry fees vary between events and apply to all adult entrants.

Junior fees apply to members of junior teams – ie all team members are under 18.

When people under 18 are in a team with adults, there is no charge for the juniors.

The entry system calculates the amounts owed for the team entry.

The standard entry fees apply up to the late date.  Late fees apply after the late date.

For the Schools, Scouts, Cadets events all entrants pay a discounted fee. (ie an adult supervisor gets in at the discounted rate).

What are late fees?

Standard entry fees apply to entries made before the late date. 

The late date is usually the Wednesday 10 or 11 days before the day of the event. It is published with the event information.

Late fees are charged to adult team members but not if it is their first rogaine.

If late fees are payable, when entering their team, members will see the words “Late Fee Applicable” in red text.

What are the team categories?
Teams are created in two or more categories.  One is based on gender, the other is based on age.
Mens M  
Womens W  
Mixed X  
The age categories are assigned according to the date of birth on the event day
Junior J All team members under 18
Veteran V All team members over 40
Super veteran S All team members over 55
Ultra veteran U All team members over 65.  These teams are not assigned a gender category.
Open   The other categories do not apply
Other categories – you must tick the box on the entry form if these conditions apply to your team
Family F One team member looks to another team member as a parent, grandparent or guardian. Other non-related Rogainers can be in the team.
Novice N At least 2 team members are doing their first Rogaine and planning to participate in navigating
University Uni  Applies only in certain events
Team categories are assigned based on details recorded in your member record. Please check that these are correct.
The results are published using the above codes.   e.g. Mixed Super Veterans is XSV
How do I make changes to my team after I have entered?

Once you have created a team you cannot make changes online.

To add or remove team members prior to the Late Date please contact entries@rogainevic.org.au

To add or remove team members after the Late Date contact the Event Administration Manager.  Their email address  is published with the final instructions.

What is the refund policy?

If you need to withdraw from an event please notify the event admin manager as early as possible.

Refunds are paid (at the request of the member) as follows:

  • Withdrawal for any Covid-19 required reason:   full refund
  • Withdrawal prior to Late Date, or anytime for medical or other urgent reason:  full refund.
  • Withdrawal after late date, but prior to event date:  refund of event fee less an amount equal to the late fee.
  • Withdrawal on the event day: no refund

If we cancel an event we will pay a full refund.  Reasons for us to cancel include: forecast of extreme weather in the event area or Covid-19 restrictions.

What catering is provided?

On the bush events we provide water out on course.  Do not drink water from streams found on course.

We also like to provide something to eat at the end, particularly for the longer events.

For the shorter bush events we ask local service clubs to provide a sausage sizzle.

For the longer events we like to provide a meal with more choice but this depends on volunteers being prepared to contribute. We like to provide a gluten free option but we cannot cater for food allergies or intolerances.

Details are provided in the Final Instructions.

When will the team lists be available?

Team lists and final instructions are posted on the website on the Tuesday before the event.

Final instructions include the directions for getting to the start of the event, and helpful information about the terrain and equipment to bring.

Team lists include your team number needed for the indemnity form and to check in at the event, and any fees outstanding.

What are the rules?

The rules of rogaining are set by the Australian Rogaining Association.  They can be seen by following the link: Rules and Standards

Some rules we emphasise are:

  • Members of a team shall remain within unaided verbal contact of one another at all times whilst on the course.
  • All team members shall simultaneously approach to within 5m of each checkpoint for which points are claimed.
  • Competitors mustn’t rest within 100m of a checkpoint unless the checkpoint is also a water drop.
Where do I get the Indemnity form?

We require all team members to complete and sign an Indemnity form and hand it to Administration at team registration on event day. Download and sign before you register on the event day.

What is Biosecurity and why is it relevant?

Rogainers love the land we visit.  We try and leave no trace of our presence.  We take nothing but memories and any rubbish we find. We do not want to introduce pests and diseases.

Some rural communities are wary of visitors – we need to ensure we allay their concerns so we can continue to access the areas good for rogaining.


Visitors to rogaining areas can bring in destructive insects, invasive plants or diseases that affect the bush or farmland.

These can be introduced by dirt on shoes, clothing or equipment or on vehicles.


  • Check that your shoes, gaiters and socks are free of seeds and dirt before you leave home. Most animal diseases can spread in organic material such as mud on boots or other equipment.
  • Boot baths may be used at the start of some events.  You need to put both feet in and remain there for a few seconds.
  • Some areas of our maps are marked out of bounds for biosecurity reasons. Never enter an out of bounds area.
  • After the event thoroughly clean and dry your equipment and car.
  • Cats and dogs are not allowed at the Hash House or on course.
Why are we here?

To Learn