NavShield Registration

Registration will only be validated once you have completed all of the mandatory fields in the web entry form. Your team contact must have a valid email address.

The registration link is at the bottom of this page.

Before proceeding to registration you will need to answer the following questions:

 

  • Are you entering your team into the 1 day event or the 2 day event?
  • What is your team’s registration division under the new rules?
  • What is your team’s name?
  • How many members are in your team?
  • Have any members of your team entered NavShield before?
  • Would you like to purchase any commemorative merchandise as a souvenir to show your family and friends that you competed in NavShield?
  • Would you like to order any meals?

Entry criteria for Navshield 2017.

Please read this section carefully, because the entry rules for the Navshield have changed.

All Navshield participants must be over 18 years old.

Registration Divisions:Two Day Event

The two day event starts at 8:45am on Saturday and finishes at 2pm Sunday. 

Emergency Services Division (Navigation Shield)

The Emergency Services Division is for recognised rescue services which are involved in land search and rescue. This division shall include teams from the NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, NSW & ACT Rural Fire Services, NSW & ACT State Emergency Services, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association. Interstate teams from recognised emergency services, and teams representing the Australian Federal Police, and the Australian Defence Forces, may also enter this division.

Teams in the Emergency Services Division (two day event) must have a minimum of 4 participants, to a maximum of 6 participants, per team.

All members of your team must represent the same emergency service, but team members may be from different units. For example, a Rural Fire Service team may consist of team members from two different brigades. Your nominated team name, and team number, will identify your team.

Minimum equipment rules apply to this division.

Teams in the Emergency Services Division (two day event) shall compete for the annual Navigation Shield. Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Bushwalking Division (Bushwalkers Trophy)

The Bushwalking Division is for teams from Clubs which are affiliated with Bushwalking NSW, and for teams from other outdoor groups. Bushwalking NSW is the peak body for bushwalkers in NSW and the ACT, and it represents the interests of over 12,000 bushwalkers from 69 bushwalking clubs. Teams from other outdoor groups, including university outdoor clubs, adventure clubs, scouts, church groups, and education groups, may also enter this division.

All NavShield participants must be over the age of 18 years, and all team members must have their own insurance, and be willing to sign a risk waiver if required.

Teams in the Bushwalking Division (two day event) must have a minimum of 4 participants, to a maximum of 6 participants, per team.

It is not necessary for all of the members of your team to be members of the same club. Your nominated team name, and team number, will identify your team.

Minimum equipment rules apply to this division.

Teams in the Bushwalking Division (two day event) shall compete for the inaugural Bushwalkers Trophy, which will become a new perpetual trophy after 2016. Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Rogaine Division (Two Day Event)

The Rogaine Division is for teams comprised of members of the Rogaine Association of Australia, and its sub-branches. These teams will participate using the standard rules of rogaining.

Teams in the Rogaine Division (two day event) will be comprised of a minimum of 2 participants, up to a maximum of 5 participants.

All team members must be over the age of 18 years. All team members must have their own insurance, and be willing to sign a risk waiver if required.

Participants in the Rogaine Division are exempt from the minimum equipment rules, but must instead carry the minimum equipment specified by the Australian Rogaining Association.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Division Four (Two Day Event)

Division Four (two day event) is the old Class 2. Division 4 (two day event) is for all teams from the recognised rescue services, bushwalking clubs, or other outdoors groups, which do not have the required minimum number of participants to enter into one of the above divisions. However, teams in Division Four must have a minimum of two participants.

Teams that wish to enter NavShield to practice their map and compass skills, without competing directly against the highly trained emergency services teams, or the skilled, fit, and experienced bushwalking teams, are encouraged to enter Division Four (two day event). Division four provides safe opportunities for less experienced teams to participate in NavShield, without enduring the rigorous competition of the main event.

All team members must be over the age of 18 years, and all team members must have their own insurance, and be willing to sign a risk waiver if required.

Minimum equipment rules apply to this division, so there is still an opportunity to practice your overnight bushwalking skills.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in Division Four (two day event).

Registration Divisions: One Day Event

The one day event starts at 8:45am and finishes at 7:30pm on Saturday.                                     

Emergency Services Division (One Day Event)

The Emergency Services Division is for recognised rescue services which are involved in land search and rescue. The entry criteria are the same in the one day event as they are in the two day event. However, teams in the Emergency Services Division (one day event) must have between 2 to 4 participants per team.

Minimum equipment rules also apply in the one day event.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division. Teams in the 1 day event are not eligible to win the Navigation Shield.

Bushwalking Division (One Day Event) 

The Bushwalking Division is for teams from Clubs which are affiliated with Bushwalking NSW, and for teams from Other Outdoor Groups. The entry criteria are the same in the one day event as they are in the two day event. However, teams in the Bushwalking Division (one day event) must have between 2 to 4 participants per team.

Minimum equipment rules also apply in the one day event.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division. Teams in the 1 day event are not eligible to win the Bushwalkers Trophy.

Rogaine Division (One Day Event)

The Rogaine Division is for teams comprised of members of the Rogaine Association of Australia, and its sub-branches. These teams will participate using the standard rules of rogaining.

Teams in the Rogaine Division (one day event) will be comprised of a minimum of 2 participants, up to a maximum of 4 participants.

All team members must be over the age of 18 years. All team members must have their own insurance, and be willing to sign a risk waiver if required.

Participants in the Rogaine Division are exempt from the minimum equipment rules, but must instead carry the minimum equipment specified by the Australian Rogaining Association.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in this division.

Division Four (One Day Event)

Division Four (one day event) is the old Class 2. This division is for all teams from the recognised rescue services, bushwalking clubs, or other outdoors groups, which do not have the required minimum number of participants to enter into one of the above divisions. The entry criteria are the same in the one day event as they are in the two day event.

Minimum equipment rules still apply.

Only the first placed team will be awarded the winning trophy in Division Four (one day event).

Additional Trophies and Awards

Best in Service Awards

In the Emergency Services Division a separate perpetual trophy will be awarded to the best team from each emergency service. A minimum of three teams representing a single emergency service are required for the best-in-service trophy to be awarded. For example, if three or more teams representing Police enter NavShield (including NSW, Interstate, and Federal Police Forces), then the Police team with the best overall score in the Emergency Service Division will be awarded the Perpetual Best in Service Trophy for Police.

Best in Service Awards will be presented at the completion of both the one day event and the two day event.

Attendance Awards

Attendance awards recoginising those who have competed in past NavShields will be awarded to individuals competing in the Emergency Services Division, Bushwalking Division, and Division Four. These will be awarded at the completion of both the one day event and the two day event.

Awards will recognise 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 NavShields, regardless of whether individuals have previously competed in the one day event or the two day event.

Attendance awards are not awarded in the Rogaine Division.

Entry Fees

Entry fees apply to both the Two Day Event and the One Day Event.

There is a Team Registration Fee, plus a Per Person Entry Fee:

 1 Day Team or 2 Day Team Registration Fee

 $105 per team

 Per Person Entry Fee

 $30 per person

All prices include GST.

Therefore a team with 4 members would cost $105 + (4 x $30) = $225.00.

Payment Options

The preferred method of payment is by credit card or Paypal account. We are using Paypal as our credit card payment provider so your payment will be safe, secure, and traceable.

If you require a tax invoice please contact the BWRS Treasurer Lisa Sheldon by email: treasurer@bwrs.org.au.

If you are unable to pay by Paypal or credit card then we can send you our bank account details for eft payments. Please contact Lisa by email: treasurer@bwrs.org.au.

Additional Information

After you register

After you complete your registration please record your team number and keep it safe. You will need to quote your team number at the registration tent when you arrive at NavShield.

If you need to change your team registration before NavShield please email: navshield@bwrs.org.au.

On the Sunday before Navshield you will be sent an email providing you with the event location and other general information. Be sure to read the contents of the email carefully.

Early Entries (Before the 12th May 2017)

Entries received and paid in full by Paypal before 11:59pm, 12 May 2017 will receive a $25 team discount. The discount only applies to Paypal payments.

Entries Close

Entries close on Friday 16th June 2017, 11:59pm. For late entries please contact navshield@bwrs.org.au. Late entries incur a $55 late fee.

Refunds

If your team wishes to withdraw from the event:

  • If you inform us by 11:59pm on the 2nd June 2017 we will refund 100% of your team's entry fees, including the team registration fee and per person fees.
  • If you inform us after the 2nd June 2017, but before 11:59pm on the 16th June 2017, we will refund 50% of your team's entry fees.
  • If you inform us after the 16th June 2017 we will not refund your team's entry fees.

If you wish to withdraw from the event please contact the NavShield Event Coordinator Steven Rutten via email: navshield@bwrs.org.au.

Late Entries and Changes

Late team entries and changes of team members, merchandise orders, or meal orders can be made by contacting Steven via email: navshield@bwrs.org.au. However, additional late fees may be payable for certain late changes. Late team entries made after the closing date will incur an additional team fee of $55. Refunds will not be made available for any changes made after the 16th June 2017.

Questions?

Please try to answer your registration questions by reading through the above sections carefully. However, if you have any questions which are not answered in the registration information then please contact the NavShield Event Coordinator, Steven Rutten, via email; navshield@bwrs.org.au, or call 0401 066 105 and leave a message.

Merchandise

Commemorative event t-shirts, fleece jackets, beanies, caps, and additional maps can be ordered on the web registration form. Each year our embroidered t-shirts prove very popular. Please pre-order merchandise during your team registration. Limited stock will also be available for sale at NavShield.

 T-shirt

 Unisex sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

 $25

 Polo Shirt

 Unisex sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

 $35

 Fleece Jacket

 Unisex sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

 $55

 Beanie

 

 $15

 Cap

 

 $15

 Additional Maps

 

 $5

Catering

This year catering will be available at NavShield again. Following last year’s success we have decided to invite Iron Cove District Scouts back to Navshield!

Saturday and Sunday meals may be pre-ordered during your online registration, and we encourage you to do this to avoid any unnecessary delays at the catering tent. A limited number of additional meal vouchers will be available for sale at the event.

Vegetarian options are available, but should be pre-ordered online. Please also let us know if you have any other special dietary needs.

Since Navshield will be held in a remote location we ask that you bring your own mess kit, including your own plates, forks, knives, spoons, mugs, and serviettes, etc.

Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate will be provided during the event, and we just ask that you drop a gold coin into the donation box to cover the costs. A cake stall will also be open during the event. Yum!

Meal times and prices are as follows:

 Friday

 Sausage Sizzle

 19:00 to 22:00

 $5

 Saturday

 Breakfast

 06:45 to 08:15

 $10

 Saturday

 Dinner

 18:00 to 20:00

 $20

 Sunday

 Breakfast

 07:00 to 09:00

 $10

 Sunday (option 1)

 Lunch

 12:00 to 13:30

 $15

 Sunday (option 2)

 Packed Lunch

 pick up after 13:30

 $15

Those participating in the two day event, who do not expect to return to base in time for lunch on Sunday, may order a packed lunch which can be picked up from the catering tent after 1:30pm. The packed lunch will include wraps or sandwiches, fruit, and something sweet. If you register for this option you will need to complete a lunch order form and drop it into the catering tent by Saturday night.

Registration is now closed.

Please click on the link above to proceed to registration.