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 Secretary Mary Jane Mahony

Meet your Board member.

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

Secretary Mary Jane Mahony (Uringa). Joined the Board 2020.

Among the responsibilities that fall under the Secretary’s role are preparing Board meeting documents, compiling the annual report, and ensuring the ONSW Manual is up to date.

As a member of the executive team she works closely with the President and Finance Director, and with staff.

Mary Jane has a strong history in service positions, having been Treasurer and later secretary of Uringa, along with 30 years with Zonta International with numerous elected roles on club and district (NSW & ACT) boards. Zonta advocates for women’s rights: for equality, education and an end to child marriage and gender-based violence. 

She got into orienteering in Orange, where Goldseekers founders Basil and Jean Baldwin introduced her to the sport in the mid-1990s, and… “I was hooked.”

“What’s not to like about exploring the bush with a map and the friendships that go with being part of the all-ages orienteering community?”

She lists a sporting highlight as competing with Uringa friends in the Swiss 5-Days in the Alps in Zermatt in 2006… “with the Matterhorn overlooking us every day in a cloudless sky.” 

Mary Jane brings to the ONSW Board skills in project management, grant and other proposal writing, teaching and learning, as well as the use of communications technologies. 

Despite her strong American accent, Mary Jane has been in Australia for more than 40 years.