Queensland – QLD

Queensland is an ideal location to experience some of Australia’s best surf beaches, tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. With a warm and sunny climate year-round, it is one of Australia’s best tourism destinations. 

There are 11 orienteering clubs across the state, predominantly centred in the capital city, Brisbane, and surrounding regions of Toowoomba, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Granite Belt. Orienteering terrain in Queensland is varied and interesting, including some of Australia’s most complex campus sprint maps, world-class granite and fast spur-gully terrain. The Cascades, located in the beautiful Granite Belt region, is some of the world’s best granite orienteering terrain. 

We have a competitive team in the National Orienteering League – the Queensland Cyclones  – and a strong junior development program (including annual junior training camps) and Schools coaching program. 

Queensland has a current 6 month opportunity for a coach (or coaches) in residence and currently welcomes applications from interstate and international elite/experienced orienteers. 

The opportunity:

6 months (ideally April-October; specific dates can be discussed) based in Queensland

    • You will help deliver coaching, camps, regional training, coach training and assist with preparation of state/national championship events.
    • Expectation of 20 hours work per week for 26 weeks in return for around $20,000 AUD (paid as stipend or wages depending on visa) to cover accommodation & living expenses.
  • There is additional funding to cover associated costs including travel.
  • The 2025 Australian Orienteering Championships will be held in Queensland (including World Ranking Events  – TBC)

Most orienteering events are held in the winter months in Queensland (March –  November), although some training camps and sprint/urban events are held over summer. We have previously hosted coaches in residence from Sweden, Denmark and Czechia in recent years, who participated in competitions, coaching sessions and training camps, coaching in Schools and making maps. 

You can visit the Orienteering QLD webpage here: Orienteering Queensland