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 Finance Director Melanie Christie

Meet your Board member.

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

Finance Director Melanie Christie (Uringa). Joined the Board 2020.

Melanie started orienteering in the most innocuous way, at Sydney Olympic Park in October 2016.

Her husband saw an advertisement for the event and said to her: “You like maps, you might like this”. He was correct.

And like most people who come into our sport via a summer series, it was akin to planting a seed. 

Just two years later Melanie was stunned at the ONSW presentation day when she picked up the Rookie of the Year award. That’s some progression! 

And equally speedy ‘off the map’, Melanie quickly became a Board member of Uringa, a first aider, general volunteer and sometimes coach for members of the public. 

When a seat became available at the 2020 AGM, she decided to take another step up – administratively, this time – and give back even more to the sport she really loves. This commitment evolved into accepting the position of Finance Director. 

Importantly, Melanie’s experience of working with people from many different cultural backgrounds in several countries has made her value the input of others.

It also made her appreciate the hard work of other volunteers and the importance of communicating with people at all levels of an organisation. 

We didn’t ask Melanie what her favourite terrain is but we reckon it would be rock. After all, she has a Diploma of Gemmology.