Coming Events

Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Belrose
access from the western end of Wyatt Ave, Belrose

Sat 15 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Ropes Crossing
Wianamatta Regional Park (access from Mainwaring St, Ropes Crossing)

Sun 16 Jun 9:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, CSU plus LTO training session.
Charles Sturt University Campus, Wagga.

Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
The 49th Great NOSH Footrace
Middle Harbour, Sydney. Australia’s longest running trail run. The original and best! 16km and 22km options.

Sun 16 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Orienteering NSW Controllers Workshop
Sports House, Level 2, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park.

Sun 16 Jun 11:00 am
Laurieton Orienteering
The reserve between Peach Grove and Norman St, Laurieton.

Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #3 - Pennant Hills
Pennant Hills.

Sun 23 Jun 9:30 am
NOY 5 - Abermain North
“Abermain North”. Scale 1:10 000 for all courses. 5m contours., Northwestern corner of Abermain (corner of Lismore & Albury Sts).

Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #3, Beechworth Gorge
Beechworth, Victoria.

Sun 23 Jun 10:00 am
Gara Dam TSR
Gara River Rest Area.

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.

2024 KB3 Wrap

Mel Joseph set day 1 of KB3 with Graham Dawson acting as controller for the event held on The Commons at Rylstone. 

The course had plenty of speed action and navigation challenges with unusual Green areas. The finish was on the bottom of a hill meaning you had the option to run, walk or stagger back up to the download.

Day 2 was held at Dungaree State Forest, Toni Bacharova and James Mcquillan were the setter & controller this time. 

This map had lots of gullies and subtle areas which required concentration and map contact. There were lots of timber on the ground making it rough underfoot.

Day 3 was held at Breakfast Creek which many had visited in 2023 for the NSW Championships. Arpad Kocsik set the course with Johnny Petersen controlling.

The navigation was among large sandstones features with a steep climb to the start.

Big thanks to Ken Strupitis-Haddrick (GO) for being the overall event organizer. Congratulations to all the badge winners.

Don't forget to do the course setter surveys. 

Orienteering NSW - Course Setter of the Year (

Remember to get your Entries in for State League 8 - NSW Sprint Champs (Wollongong University) and State League 9 (Kentlyn). You will need to enter each event separately as they are organised by different clubs! 

Eventor Link

Photo Credit - Tony Hill (Garingal).


June 2024 Controller Workshop

A Controllers Workshop will be held in Sydney on Sunday 16th June 2024, only 8 days away.  

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 2024/2025.

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: Sunday 16th June 2024 from 9:30am- 4:00pm 
Location: Sports House, Level 2, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park. Lunch and morning tea provided.

Cost: $25 per attendee. 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.

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


Moonlight Madness is winter SSS

3rd Moonlight Madness of 2024 is on tonight (Wednesday @5:30pm). 

Location: Brennan Park, Waverton.

With setter Brendan Hatton and Richard Pattison organising from Bennelong club hosting us.

Eventor info - Eventor. Enter on Day is available.

Using the same 30-control score course format as the popular Sydney Summer Series, Moonlight Madness is conducted in Sydney locations on the Wednesday of the month nearest the full moon. 

You'll need a torch or headlamp, and courses are generally shorter than SSS to allow for the slower navigation after dark. Bush controls are located on tracks for safety. 

The start window is 5.30-7pm. Not to mention, all the world's elites say that orienteering at night improves your skills! 


World University Orienteering Championships Team Announced!

Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the following athletes have been selected to compete at the World University Orienteering Championships in Bankso, Bulgaria from the 1st to the 5th of August, 2024.
Ladies - Zoe Carter (SA), Mikayla Cooper (TAS), Justine Hobson (ACT), Nea Shingler (NSW)Emily Sorenson (SA) and Caitlin Young (ACT).
Men - Alastair George (NSW), Angus Haines (SA), Callum White (VIC), Ewan Shingler (NSW), Leith Soden (SA) and David Stocks (ACT).
Team Leaders: Brodie Nankervis and Mary Fleming
The athletes will compete in a Sprint, Sprint Relay, Middle and Relay competition.
Our team is composed of several members of the 2022 team, who will be aiming to build upon their great performances in Switzerland.
Adding in some emerging talents, we are excited to see what they can achieve in Bulgaria in August!
ONSW would like to congratulate all team members on their selection, an amazing achievement, and we wish them the best in their races! 👏
Photo: Emily Sorenson competing at the 2022 World University Orienteering Championships in Switzerland. 

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