Coming Events

Fri 29 Oct 6:00 pm
Summer Park Series #1
Elephant Park, Sale Street.

Sat 30 Oct 9:30 am
SOS 2 Term 4 West Pennant Hills
Beside Building A off Gentle Way at the southern end of the park.

Fri 5 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #2
Botanic Gardens, Hill Street.

Sat 6 Nov 9:30 am
SOS 3 Term 4 - Collaroy
The Collaroy Centre

Sun 7 Nov 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 1 - Avoca Beach
Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach.

Sun 7 Nov 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #1 Botany
Sir Joseph Banks Park Oval
Sun 7 Nov 4:30 pm
Garingal Social Picnic with Courses
Artarmon Parklands Community Garden and Playground, Burra Rd, Artarmon (probably in the lower playground area)
Fri 12 Nov 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Park Series #3
TAFE, Forest Road.
Sat 13 Nov 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 4

Sun 14 Nov 9:30 am
Central Coast Summer Series 2 - Erina
Reserve between Owen Close and Stratford Park Drive, Erina.

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.

ONSW President Robyn Pallas

Meet your Board member.

This is the first in a weekly series where we introduce you to the people entrusted to run our sport in NSW.

President Robyn Pallas (Central Coast). Joined the Board 2020.

The junior squad catering tent that you see at State League events was the brainchild of current president Robyn Pallas in the 1990s as a way of raising funds to help pay some of the considerable costs of sending the NSW schools team away each year.

So, when daughter Naomi made it into the schools team, Robyn sprang into action.

It is just one of the many volunteer contributions she has made to orienteering since her first event in 1984 on the Central Coast.

Going as a family to that first event – with a 2- and a 4-year-old in tow – she decided from that day that this was the sport for her.

“Robyn and Hugh Cameron were members of Central Coast then and Robyn became an excellent mentor. I am now a life member and longest serving member of Central Coast Orienteers,” said Robyn.

She has orienteered nationally and internationally, including competing in 11 World Masters. She was part of the organising committee for the 2009 World Masters Games in NSW, organising the opening and closing ceremonies. She has also been president of Central Coast Orienteers.

Competitively, her career highlight was being selected as a member of the Australian team to compete in New Zealand in the W35 age class after winning the Australian champs that year.

Outside orienteering, Robyn has been a member of the Zonta Club of Central Coast for six years, four of these as a committee chair. (Zonta is a charity organisation supporting women and girls across the world.) She was secretary for two years and represented the club at the Zonta International conference in Brisbane 2019.

All while carving out a career in education spanning nearly 40 years. First as a primary school teacher in Crookwell and ending up on the Central Coast. Robyn soon moved on to specialist positions in school and then to executive positions across schools. This led to the final 25 years of her career in consultancy work for the Department of Education from Sydney to Newcastle. This work involved training and mentoring teachers.

Last year, Robyn felt the time was right to contribute to the running of ONSW as she had recently retired. She saw this as an opportunity to give back to the sport she loves through its management.