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Welcome to the Victorian Rogaining Association

Rogaining is a sport for 2-99 year olds who enjoy the challenge of being outdoors. Whether you want to run, walk, picnic or simply camp at one of our overnight events we would love to see you.

VRA Latest News

 'The Don't Dilly-Dally at Dunolly' Bush Rogaine 6hr/12hr events - 9th September  - Dunolly area

Good News everyone. We now have firm number of volunteers (including a catering manager and catering helpers) so both events will now proceed as per the Event Calendar. Online Entry is now open. The Late Date is 30 August 2017, so you don't have as long to get your teams submitted.

Our volunteer coordinator wants to thank the people who offered help since the call out was made. Positions remaining unfilled as at 23 Aug 2017 are First Aider, Water Drops (likely need access to a 4WD vehicle), and Checkpoint Collectors. As usual please contact Kelly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you can assist with these tasks.

If you are planning to do 12h rogaine, remember bush camping is available as well as independent accommodation so there is no need to drive home after the event because there is nowhere to stay. The staff at Loddon Shire Council contacted us recently to find out about rogaining and our membership and their Tourism department would be happy to offer recommendations as to where to stay and what to see in the local area.

Course Notes:

This rogaine is set in state forests and nature conservation reserves north and north-east of the small historic gold mining town of Dunolly. When gold was discovered in the area in the late 1850’s Dunolly’s population increased to an estimated 35,000, and more alluvial nuggets were found here than anywhere else in the world, including the famous 70kg+ Welcome Stranger.

We can’t promise you any nuggets-although the area continues to attract many prospectors-but we can promise you classic open Box-Ironbark forest with subtle features and some challenging navigation. In early September, flowering of the many species of eucalypts, wattles and other plants, should be profuse. The area is also an important habitat for many species of birds and animals. More information.

Adventure Series 1 - 3hr Maxi - SUNDAY 27th August -  Kimbolton State Forest, near Lake Eppalock

Robert Edmonds and others put on a great 3hr score event which is popular amongst our members. It's on again this year on some great terrain at Kimbolton State Forest which offers fast running through the bush due to minimal undergrowth. The event is hosted by the Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club and Orienteering Victoria. Enter through Orienteering Victoria via Eventor event information webpage Cost Adult $25 (OV member)/ $30 (non-member) ; Junior $10. Late date is 23 August 2017 after which entries attract a $5 per person surcharge. You may compete as an individual or as a team.


Day/Night Navigation Training Day - 23rd September  - Lysterfield State Park

A training day that includes an opportunity to practice skills at night in a smaller section of forest. Entry as individuals to training days is permitted. Online Entry is now open. More information


2017 Victorian Rogaining Championships (24hr) and Non-championship Bush Rogaine (8hr) - Graytown area

These events are also in doubt due to the inability to fill key volunteer positions. Please browse the Volunteer Roster for further details.


'Wantirna Waddle' Metrogaine and Cyclogaine - 20th August  -  Both sides of Dandenong Creek

Results are now available.

Despite the rain on Saturday, a sunny day was enjoyed by all involved, and it wasn't cold provided you kept moving.  The checkpoints were located not too far apart from each other and most teams did not have difficulty arriving at the correct option for each answer. Audrey and her admin helpers did a great job getting teams registered in the morning and results were available for the cyclogaine competitors at the same time as the metrogaine teams were finishing. The metrogaine results were available soon after and both sets of results were published on the website in the wee hours of Monday morning (which likely corresponded to quite civil hours for Phil who is in still enjoying a European summer).

Congratulations to winners and competitors and thank you to volunteers, especially Cath Weir on catering, who came on board just when it really mattered.  A good many people helped pack up the site post-event which allowed everyone to go home a bit earlier that usual. Special thanks to Teck Li and assistant Nick for setting and organising the event, overall an excellent effort for their first attempt at producing a metrogaine & cyclogaine course.


The 2018 VRA draft Calendar is now online.

The 2018 VRA Draft Calendar is now available.  We are looking for offers to organise and set events in 2018.   Please contact Kelly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with offers to assist.

The 2017  pdf Flyer (50 KB)  

2017 Printable A4 Calendar Format.  


Volunteer online and update your contact details online by logging on to Online Entry.

Please consult the Volunteers Roster to see the positions that need filled for the next and forthcoming rogaines.

From the Online Entry system you can sign up to volunteer by clicking on the smiley face after you login, select the event you wish to volunteer for, then click the "Volunteer Names List" button and select the role you want.  If you need any assistance please email Kelly on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


40th Anniversary of Rogaining

Check out interviews with former presidents and key volunteers.  We have also loaded up a heap of old maps and newsletter articles.

Sports Top Orders Closed 31-Aug-2016 and people who placed orders have recieved them or been contacted,   We do have two orders placed however no name was entered.  Please email Phil on mThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you think these may be yours.    We did order some extras that will be available for sale at the Rogaine Shop at each event until sold out.  Sizes available are most Medium and Large.


Annual General Meeting 2017 - Thursday 11th May 2017

The 2017 AGM was held at the Mont Albert Scout Hall, 32 Alexander Street, Box Hill  (Melway 47C11) on Thursday the 11th May 2017 at 7:30pm. 

Documents available are , Annual Report,  Minutes of 2016 AGM.  


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