Coming Events

Sun 23 Jan 9:00 am
Waggaroos MapRun Series #4 Lake Albert
Lake Albert (Rawling's Park). This is a MapRun event. Entry is free.

Wed 26 Jan 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #11 St Ives & 31st Anniversary Line Course
St Ives Bungaroo, Bryce Reserve, Bryce Avenue, St Ives
Wed 26 Jan 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS9 - Blackbutt
Regent Park, Evescourt Rd, New Lambton.

Sat 29 Jan 9:00 am
SHOO's Summer Saturday #3 Narellan Vale
Narellan Vale 1:7500 (new map), Liquidamber Reserve, Liquidamber Drive, Narellan Vale.

Sun 30 Jan 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 9 - North Entrance
Entrance North Boat Ramp and Fish Co-Op, off Central Coast Highway, North Entrance.

Sun 30 Jan 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #6 - North Epping
Ron Payne Park, Woods St North Epping.

Sun 30 Jan 10:00 am
Gwynneville - #1 Illawarra Map Running Series
Beaton Park (off Foley Street).

Wed 2 Feb 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #12 Rhodes
Exile Bay., Rhodes Park, Killoola St (do NOT go to Rhodes Foreshore Park).
Wed 2 Feb 5:00 pm
Armidale Summer Series 21/22
Wed 2 Feb 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS10 - Raymond Terrace
Raymond Terrace

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.

Sprint O workshop Sat Feb 26

ONSW is putting on a special Sprint workshop on Sat Feb 26 at Sydney Olympic Park.
It will be led by IOF Senior Event Adviser Nick Dent with special input from OA Head Coach Tash Key and junior world champ Aston Key (depending on covid situation).
This workshop is for runners who want to get better at Sprint O, setters who want to learn the tips and tricks of Sprint O, and controllers seeking accreditation or who just want to ensure a quality event.
Cost $30 inc morning tea and lunch. Parking provided.
We are very fortunate to have such high-calibre presenters. Capacity is 30 so don't miss out.
See the flyer for details. 

Entries open for 2022 major national events

Entries have opened for a number of big interstate events that traditionally attract good support from NSW orienteers.

The ACT Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics (Apr 2-3) - this is the first bush National League weekend for 2022 near Bungendore. Bulletin 1 has been published. We thank Wildfire Sports for their sponsorship of the NOL. 

This year NOLs will have a senior and junior elite class and a sport class. The sport class is designed for competitive orienteers who may have other priorities than just the goal of elite racing on the international level. 

Easter (Apr 15-18) - expect fantastic granite terrain around Kingaroy, 3 hours NW of Brisbane. This will also be the junior world champs selection trial. Bulletin 1 has been published.

Gold Coast Sprint Weekend (Apr 21-24) - extend your Easter stay with some short, fast runs on the complex sand dunes and local campuses. Five fantastic events, including three brand new maps, an updated university map and an updated treasure. Details in the Easter link above.

The IOF have confirmed that the WRE Sprint Final and Elite Knockout will be Oceania Championships, with associated automatic qualification places for the 2022 world championships in Denmark.

The Australian Championships (Sep 24-Oct 2) - near Castlemaine in Victoria. On offer are four gold-mining and two granite areas, two super cool sprint terrains with almost all on totally new terrains.

Melbourne Sprint Weekend (Mar 12-14) - Australia's premier short-form carnival with six events over three days. Race locations have been published and entries will open soon.


Armidale junior camp in April

Our first Bluebottles NSW junior squad camp for 2022 is from April 9-14 in Armidale

Expressions of interest are due in the next week to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - this is not a commitment to attend but an indication you are keen, so we can give the accommodation a rough idea of numbers.

A rough program would be:
Apr 9-10 State League events
Apr 11-13 - orienteering training
Apr 14 - travel to Kingaroy in readiness for the 2022 Easter carnival

The camp is planned to be at NEGS, a boarding school. It will include dorm-style accommodation, and 2 meals a day provided by the school's dining room. While we will be able to take a good number of unaccompanied juniors, we will need a contingent of parent helpers and coaches to make this camp a success.

This camp is open to parents and juniors from all states. 

Any junior who would like to move up to Moderate courses is welcome to join the NSW junior squad - they have a lot of fun while improving their skills and fitness.


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Major Events

 Schedule 2021 - 2023

 QLD Easter 2022

Event Series

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