Coming Events

Thu 9 Feb 5:00 pm
Bruce Browning Oval
Taylor St (north)

Fri 10 Feb 9:30 am
NSW Seniors Festival: Balmain
Birrung Park, Balmain.

Fri 10 Feb 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Series #2
Cook Park

Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SHOO's Summer Saturdays #5 - Liquidamber Reserve, Narellan Vale
Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SOS Term 1 Pass (Explorer Pass)

Sat 11 Feb 9:30 am
Saturday Orienteering Series 3D - Frenchs Forest
Mimosa Public School, Frenchs Forest (courses also extend into Davidson High School)

Sun 12 Feb 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 11 - Erina
Erina Oval, Ilya Ave, Erina.

Sun 12 Feb 10:00 am
Illawarra Map Running #2 - Fairy Meadow
Guest Park, Cambridge Avenue, Fairymeadow

Wed 15 Feb 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #20 Belrose
County Road Field, Belrose.
Wed 15 Feb 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series - #17 Elermore Vale
Elermore Vale

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.

Controller Accreditation and Training Review

Controller Accreditation and Training Review Completed


Orienteering Australia has recently completed a review of the process for training and accreditation of Controllers.

The project team has reviewed and refreshed the documentation, to deliver a framework guide that covers the common aspects of the system, as well as individual curricula for delivery of 3 FootO levels and 2 new MTBO levels.

The documents and accompanying application forms have now been published on the OA website in Section 4 of the Operation Manual webpage (ADMIN > OPERATION MANUAL) for trainers use.

Any FootO controllers who have an interest in MTBO accreditation, can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

The MTBO Application form gives a summary of the competencies required.

A guidance session for the use of the 2 new digital application forms is planned for Sunday 26th Feb and will appear in Eventor shortly.


Orienteering NSW Website Controllers page is here


2022 Volunteer of the Year

Stephen Holloway (Illawarra-Kareelah Orienteers) has made orienteering visible in the general community in the Illawarra region.  He has been paramount in initiating and implementing hands-on workshops at Wollongong and Thirroul libraries to attract newcomers.  These successful 2-hr workshops offer the public a chance to experience orienteering instruction via a video then a hands-on demo course, followed by a course in the nearby local area.  Stephen also supports local schools with their orienteering programs and is an invaluable and pro-active club member.

The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a member/s recognised for meritorious service to the sport of orienteering in NSW.

Caption: Stephen Holloway (left) being presented with the trophy by Illawarrah-Kareelah, President Ken Mills at a recent club meeting. 


2023 Oceania Juniors Excel

Congratulations to the NSW Juniors on their outstanding achievements at the Oceania Championships in Tasmania last month. 




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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series