Coming Events

Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

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.

New Members alert - Half Year Membership is open

Half year membership is open

You get 192 days or 27 weeks membership for $35 or only $25 for regional clubs - Bush N Beach (Coffs), Goldseekers (Orange), Hastings (Port Macquarie), Northern Tablelands (Armidale) and Waggaroos.

Our 2022 fee structure means juniors aged 10-20 pay just $5 to join a club, and under-10s are free.

See here for the benefits of membership.

Please email Admin officer if you are having any issues joining ONSW - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2022 NSW Schools Team Announced

Students from eight of our NSW Clubs have been named in the NSW 2022 Schools team for the 2022 Australian Championships in Victoria. 

Orienteering NSW is pleased to announce the 2022 NSW Schools Orienteering Team which will compete at the 2022 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships from September 26-28. The NSW Schools Board of Selectors had enjoyed the task of selecting this years' team. The board of selectors, which is comprised of Toby Wilson, Michele Dawson and chaired by Rob Bennett, was impressed with the quality of the nominees this year, and wants to encourage athletes to continue to nominate and participate in the sport of Orienteering in years to come.

The board of selectors has selected the following athletes in the NSW Schools Team for the NSW Schools Team of 2022:

Junior Girls Junior Boys
Rebecca Craig (NC) Lachlan Coady (WH)
Maggie Mackay (UR) Alex Woolford (BB)
Lilja Lehtonen (GO) Alton Freeman (BF)
Savanna Sweeney (WH) Curtis Pepper (BN)
  Rory Shedden (SH)  
Senior Girls Senior Boys
Mikayla Enderby (NC) Jamie Woolford (BB)
Nea Shingler (BF) Oliver Freeman (BF)
Eszter Kocsik (GO) Oskar Mella (NC)
Erika Enderby (NC) Cooper Horley (GO)
  Sam Woolford (BB)
  Alvin Craig (NC)


All selected will travel with the team to Victoria and run in the three schools championship events from September 26-28 (Sprint, Individual and Relay), while also competing in the other major events on both weekends of the carnival. The team will be travelling with the managers and coaches.

The ONSW Board would also like to thank the selectors for undertaking this important role.


Australian Orienteering Championships 2024

This carnival of events will comprise seven events -   

Australian Long, Middle, Sprint and Relay Championships and

Australian Schools Sprint, Long and Relay Championships. 

Armidale will be the host city for these events and the dates will be Sat 28th Sept - Sun 6th Oct.

The carnival will be organized on behalf of ONSW by Ron Pallas and Nick Dent who have been appointed by ONSW as the Managers.

We are in the process of putting together organizational teams. All orienteers will have the opportunity of volunteering to be part of these teams.

Technical Team

Course setters and Controllers - Expression of Interest (EOI)

Any orienteer who is interested in being a course setter or controller for any of the seven events that will be held during this carnival is asked to make an EOI.

We are planning on putting together a team of controllers and course setters who will work together to produce quality courses that meet the technical requirements of each discipline.

Each member of this team will need to be able to follow timelines and participate in preliminary arena planning.

Members of the team will need to be available for a planning weekend in early 2023 (date TBC) and a follow up in early to mid 2024.

If you are interested in either a course setting role or being a controller please send an EOI to

Nick Dent   email    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          Due by 30th July 2022

Please indicate

  1. Course setter or Controller.
  2. Which event(s) is your preference?
  3. If Controller-what is your current approved Controller level.
  4. Brief summary of your experience as either Course setter or Controller.

Ron Pallas        Nick Dent

Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival Managers 2024

June 2022


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