The Council which governs Orienteering Australia is made up of representatives from each association. Daily business is handled by an elected Board of 6-8 directors. Committees and Officers offer specialist advice to both the Council and Board.
The Board Director of Finance is Bruce Bowen. Orienteering Australia is sponsored principally by the Australian Sports Commission. Some sponsorship is also gained from Silva, which specifically sponsors the National Orienteering League. Additional sponsorship is received from the Melbourne Bicycle Centre.