Coming Events

Wed 29 Mar 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #26 Gordon
Gordon Golf Club.

Sat 1 Apr 1:00 pm
Waggaroos Training Weekend, location Willan's Hill and CSU, Wagga Wagga

Sun 2 Apr 9:30 am
NOY1 - Southams Road West
Southams Road West, Kitchener

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Dorrigo Dash
Dorrigo Sportsground

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Goldseekers Bush Series #2 Bridle Track Reserve
Bridle Track Reserve.

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Dorrigo Maze
Dorrigo Sportsground.

Mon 10 Apr 10:30 am
Bush training Manly Dam
Car park at top (S end) of Gibbs St, Manly Vale beside Manly Vale Public School.
Sun 16 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #2, Yackandandah

Sun 16 Apr 10:00 am
Newcastle Pairs and Come & Try It - Minmi (TBC)
Tank Paddock, Minmi (TBC)

Sun 16 Apr 11:00 am
Crestwood Orienteering
Crestwood Drive, Port Macquarie.

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.

Important Webpage Updates

Two webpages have been updated with more current information:

Please have a read.

Posted 29th March 2023.


April 2023 Controller Workshop

A Controllers Workshop will be held in Sydney on Saturday 22 April 2023.

Update: The ONSW Controllers workshop in Sydney on Saturday 22 April 2023 will also contribute to accreditation for all orienteers wishing to become a L1 Controller. 

This L1/ L2 Controllers workshop is for all ONSW (and other state association) members, particularly those who are seeking L1 accreditation, or who are already accredited as a L1 or L2 Controller, as it will contribute towards your accreditation. It will also be relevant to those who intend to organise/set/control an event in 2023.

Target Groups
1. Any orienteer interested in being a L1 controller; 

  1. Current Level 1 Controllers wanting to progress to Level 2; 
  2. Current Level 2 Controllers wanting to maintain their accreditation or progress to Level 3; and
  3. Any orienteer wanting to improve their knowledge of orienteering to help their performances improve.

Date: Saturday 22nd April 2023 from 9:00am- 4:00pm
Location: ACPE, 10 Parkview Drive next to Sports House, Olympic Park. Lunch and morning tea provided.

Cost: $25 per attendee ($35 for non ONSW members). Clubs are encouraged to cover the cost of attendance for their members.
Facilitator: Nick Dent

Registration will be via Eventor. Open now! 

Program: The course will cover technical standards for planning orienteering events (as per the Level 1 and Level 2 Controller syllabuses):
1. Role of the Controller;
2. Event Planning- Course Planning;
3. Event Planning and Organisation;
4. Orienteering Mapping and Map Production;
5. Running an Event;
6. Fairness and Equity; and
7. Controller Accreditation Process.

In some sessions there will be presentation of information followed by practical lessons.
There will be preliminary reading and tasks that each participant will need to do. This will be
made available before the workshop, along with a more detailed Program.

For any more information please contact by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Embargo 2023 NSW Champs

Embargo for 2023 NSW Orienteering Champs on 9 and 10 September

Area: Breakfast Creek (Kandos/Rylstone area).

We would like this area embargoed.  

See website page for other embargo areas - link

Thanks. Garingal Orienteers


Sprint Weekend Results

A number of ONSW members collaborated to produce a movie of the Female and Male Knockout Finals at the recent Sydney Sprint Weekend. 

It’s a fantastic insight into what it’s like to be competing at the elite level. 

There were 11 cameras on the course, including GoPro action from Sam Woolford (competing in the final), Oscar Mella & Duncan Currie.

The footage was collated and produced by Richard Pattison & Melissa Thomas.

The movies are available on YouTube:



ONSW would like to recognise Mark Shingler and his incredible team of volunteers who put together the Sydney Sprint Weekend 2023!

Results for the event can be found here Sydney Sprint Weekend

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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series