Listing a cache

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Geocaching Australia
This page contains information specific to Geocaching Australia.

Reasons to list on Geocaching Australia

We hope you will list your cache on Geocaching Australia. The reasons for you to do so are:

  • It's free: you aren't forcing people to pay US$30 per annum to be able to download a GPX file containing your cache
  • We don't have strict guidelines like
  • We don't censor the forums like
  • GPX files contain all the logs, not just the last four
  • You can see who is watching your cache
  • We take it as your thank-you for the time, effort and cost we put in to running Geocaching Australia!

Listing a cache

Go to to start writing your Cache Listing.

  • Type a name for your cache. Usually refers in some way to the location of the cache, but can be as clever or obscure as you like. Tip: Type the name into the search box at the top right to check if it's been used before, then click the back button to return to the Cache Listing page.
  • Check the date, and adjust if necessary.
  • Change the cache Status to "Draft". You'll probably want to make a few changes to the page before you're done. Remember to do a final edit once you're finished and change this to "Available".
  • Select Difficulty and Terrain. Main thing to remember is that a cache with Terrain "1" should be Wheelchair accessible.
  • Put in the cache coordinates, be sure they're in the right format and datum!
  • Select the right State and Country
  • Select Cache Type, probably Traditional cache or Multi-cache. Remember an "Offset" cache is classed as a Multi-cache.
  • Type your summary and a description. (It is important to write a good description if you want people to find your cache!)
  • Type in a hint if you wish. This can be a straightforward description of the hiding spot, or a cryptic clue, but try to keep it short. This hint will be encrypted using ROT 13, but can be easily decrypted on the cache page if needed.
  • Click on the Save button, then click the name of your new cache to check everything looks like it should. Click the "Edit this cache" link, and if no further changes are required, change the cache Status to "Available" and click "Save". You're done!
  • If you want to add images to your cache listing follow this: HOWTO:_Add_pictures_to_a_cache_listing

Also listing caches on other sites.

If you choose to list your cache on Geocaching Australia, we prefer that you don't also list your cache on multiple cache listing websites. The reason is that then there is no place online where people can see the entire history of that cache, and it confuses people who start trying to log your cache on more than one site.