Coming Events

Wed 29 Nov 1:00 pm
Sydney Summer Series 2023/2024 Season Ticket

Wed 29 Nov 4:30 pm
2023/24 Sydney Summer Series #9 - Gladesville
Banjo Paterson Park, Gladesville.

Wed 29 Nov 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series #7 - Raymond Terrace
Raymond Terrace

Wed 29 Nov 5:00 pm
Twilight #5: Bruce Browning Oval
Taylor Street (N)

Fri 1 Dec 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Park Series 2023 #4 - CSU Orange
CSU Orange, CSU Orange Campus.

Sun 3 Dec 9:00 am
Waggaroos 2023-24 Summer Series #2, Estella
Estella, south of CSU Campus.

Sun 3 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 5 - Woy Woy
Lions Park, N end of N Burge Rd, Woy Woy.

Sun 3 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Orienteering Series #7
The Botany Bay Gift, Sth end of Tupia Street, Botany

Wed 6 Dec 4:30 pm
2023/24 Sydney Summer Series #10 - Longueville
Kingsford Smith Oval, Longueville.

Wed 6 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series #8 - Merewether
Dixon Park, Ocean St, Merewether

Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.

2023 Junior Participation Diary Awards Delivered

Bennelong North, Goldseekers, Newcastle, Southern Highlands, Uringa, Wagga & Riverina, Western & Hills have, or will be, presenting their enthusiastic juniors with awards achieved through the 2023 Junior Diary Participation Awards program.

The 2023 total of awards was slightly down: 46 in 2023 (compared with 49 in 2022): 16 Wattle, 2 Banksia, 28 Waratah.

The Junior Diary program was initiated many years ago by Sue Davis, continued by Lyn Malmgron, then Kristie Carroll, with Wendy McConaghy the current coordinator.

Participating juniors record points for each eligible event or training activity.

Once a paper diary, the participation diary is now made available each year in a spreadsheet format.

Participations can be logged on a computer, or the sheets of the diary printed out for more traditional record-keeping.

For more information see webpage.

Thanks to the 2023 ONSW Junior Participation Diary Awards Team: Wendy McConaghy, Mary Jane Mahony and Peter McConaghy. Administration Officer John Murray ensured distribution of awards to clubs.


Xmas 5days 2023

This iconic orienteering event returns to the Central Coast where it all started in 1985. 

Entries are now open! Eventor 

Three weeks until entries close on Sunday evening, 17th December.

The event on Day 1 will now be held at Avondale University, Cooranbong - used Day 3 QB111 in 2021.

See new Bulletin 1 link in Eventor.

Five days - Wed 27th to Sun 31st December. Five events — late afternoon Wed, early morning all other days. 

Multiple formats – long, middle, sprint and Mass Starts.  

Camping Available at Martinsville - Camping for tents and caravans available on private property. No power but other facilities. Go to Camping Option for full details and booking info.

Great maps and experienced course setters:  

  • Day 1 Avondale University, Cooranbong – Nick Dent   
  • Day 2 Olney State Forest western section– Steve Craig
  • Day 3 Olney State Forest eastern section– Hilary Wood
  • Day 4 Rumbalara Reserve—Julian Dent
  • Day 5 Terrigal Beach—Julian Dent

Locations - Avondale University and Olney State Forest, Dooralong are 50 minutes from Terrigal and Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford is 15 minutes from Terrigal.


River and Bay Orienteering Series

The 6th event in the 2023 River and Bay Orienteering Series is on this Sunday afternoon.

Venue: Gough Whitlam Reserve, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood. 
Map: Two Valleys
Enter on the day is available.
For all the information and to pre enter go to Eventor 
Sunday afternoons in Spring.
Orienteering for all, groups and families are welcome - line and score courses available.
Event Timing: Starting is available between 4pm - 5pm. All competitors must return by 6pm.
More Info and History see webpage - Orienteering NSW - Sydney South (
All coming events map click here 

Central Coast Summer Series continues each Sunday morning

Sunday morning on the lovely scenic Central Coast is a Score Couse at Young St Reserve, Young St, Norah Head.

It is open for entries here on Eventor now or enter on the day and make a day of it!  

So, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to find out what orienteering is all about to come along and have a go - free entry for first-timers. 

A 30 control Score course is the main event. 

The start window is between 9 and 10.30 am. Our full summer series program is on our web-site.


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