postheadericon What is Rogaining?

Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in twenty-four hours. Teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to hilly forest. A central base camp provides hot meals throughout the event and teams may return at any time to eat, rest or sleep. Teams travel at their own pace and anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort.


Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:14)

Read more...


postheadericon April 2017 Newsletter

Newsletter in PDF format<EPUB format> < MOBI format> <AZW3 format>

In this issue:

  • May-it-be p1
  • June is Bustin' Out p1
  • 2017 Volunteer Grid p3
  • Presidential Ponderings p4
  • Bunuru Dreamtime: Results p5
  • Ridgy DIdge Australian Championships p6
  • How to Rogaine, Successfully. The Seminar p7
  • Ian Thomsett, Mr Rogaine, RIP p7
  • Bunuru Dreamtime: Setters Report p8
  • Bunuru Dreamtime: Winners Route p9
  • Come March: Winners Route p9
  • Come March: Setters Report p10
  • Come March : Results p11-12
  • Obituary: Ian “Mr Rogaine” Thomsett p13
  • WARA Financial Statements for FY 2016 p14-15
  • Auditors Report p16
  • Noticeboard p19

Note: The minutes for the WARA 2017 AGM have now been published and are now available here.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:00)


postheadericon How to Rogaine, Successfully. The Seminar

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017

WARA invites all rogainers to Lions Dryandra Woodland for a fun weekend seminar on successful rogaining. We welcome ALL rogainers from complete novices to those looking to improve their rogaining skills.

Participants will learn skills from experienced rogainers through a combination of seminar-based discussion and practical navigational exercises in the woodlands, culminating in a small night navigation exercise.

The seminar is FREE, runs through Saturday to Sunday morning (arrival Friday night ecommended), accommodation is provided by WARA, and food is also provided for Saturday lunch and morning/afternoon tea.

The event is free but booking is essential.

Contact Ann Smithson (WARA Training Officer) for more information or to register, on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0434 615655.

Last Updated (Monday, 02 January 2017 10:42)


postheadericon WARA 2017 Membership

WARA membership fees are now due for the 2017 calendar year.

The easiest way (for both you and us) to renew your membership is on-line.
You can easily Renew Membership On-line now

NOTE: You do not need to join or renew membership separately if you are entering an event; you can join as part of your entry. Also, if you have never rogained before, you will receive complimentry WARA membership for the 2017 calendar year with your entry.

Last Updated (Monday, 16 January 2017 19:09)


postheadericon May-it-be - 13 May 2017

Paul McCartney wrote and sang the hit song “Let it be”.

That inspired me to have a rogaine called “May-it-be”. The event is on May 13 so why not?

What a great time of year for rogaining. Look forward to a warm sunny day and a cool evening. 12 hours of fun from 10:00am to 10:00pm. The event will be in the Bannister area down the Albany Highway and is therefore not too far to travel. The area is a mixture of open paddocks and bush patches. Navigation should be easy with lots of strong features. The event will be set so that families and social teams can collect a good number of controls and points.

Camping will be available on Friday and Saturday nights. Come down on Friday night and socialize and then be ready to pick up your maps at 7:00am on Saturday. This is a much better idea than rushing down on Saturday morning. A barbecue will be available on Friday evening if you wish to do some cooking. The famous WARA hash house will be providing an evening meal on Saturday evening and a breakfast on Sunday morning.

May-it-be fun and May-it-be your best ever rogaine. That is the setters wish.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 05 April 2017 22:04)


postheadericon Australian Rogaining Championships, 6-7 May 2017

The Ridgy Didge 2017 Australian Rogaining Championships are being held in ideal open, rogaining country, one hour south of Canberra. Enter now for a weekend away in the bush with friends, free camping and super exercise for brain and body. ACTRA promises a great course, a high-quality map, excellent administration…and great food. Remember, you don’t have to be an elite rogainer to enter – everyone is welcome.

Last Updated (Thursday, 06 April 2017 20:37)

Read more...


postheadericon Volunteering:- your association needs you!

Volunteering is part and parcel of the culture of rogaining in WA. Unlike many other states, the WA rogaining association has been able to keep prices low and event quality high by the many members who every so often kindly forego an event to help out with administration, hash house, setting, vetting, first aid, or truck driving duties.

Due to the reduced numbers of people stepping forward to do their bit in recent times, there is a real danger of having to undertake drastic measures such as having to reduce the variety of food available at events, and of having to limit hash house (food tent) opening times.

Go to volunteering grid

Last Updated (Saturday, 24 December 2016 07:50)

Read more...


postheadericon Could you be the next ...

Are you enjoying rogaining and wondering how to put something back into the sport? As well as regular volunteering, why not consider nominating for the committee and/or one of the following roles:

Volunteer Coordinator
Membership and Event Coordinator
Facebook Page Administrator
Newsletter Editor
Hash House Coordinator
Camp Manager
Event Coordinator
Safety Officer
Training Officer

Last Updated (Monday, 14 November 2016 17:46)

Read more...

Event Entries
Subscribe to Enews Updates