Coming Events

Thu 1 Jun 7:00 pm
Purple Pen Zoom Workshop
Zoom Link.

Sat 3 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Lindfield
1st Lindfield Scout Hall on Slade Ave.

Sat 3 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Richmond
UWS-Hawkesbury, Bourke St, Richmond.

Sat 3 Jun 2:00 pm
Coffs Score #3 - Tree Fern Creek
Plantation Avenue, Coffs Harbour

Sun 4 Jun 10:00 am
The 48th Great NOSH Footrace
Lindfield Soldiers’ Memorial Park, Tryon Road, Lindfield.

Wed 7 Jun 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #2 - Celebrate VIVID - Neutral Bay
Anderson Park, Clark Road, Kirribilli

Sat 10 Jun 12:00 am
2023 KB3 and NSW State Leagues 7, 8 and 9
Dooralong, Richmond Vale and Newcastle Uni (Callaghan).
Sat 17 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Wahroonga
Sun 18 Jun 9:30 am
Come and Try It + Club Championship event
Sun 18 Jun 9:30 am
Newcastle Minor Bush Training

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.

Orienteering NSW 2023 AGM News

ONSW Board for 2023-2024

At the ONSW Annual General Meeting held on 8 May 2023, the following members were elected to the ONSW Board for a 2-year term:

Finance Director - Mark Schaefer (CC) (previously filled this position as a casual vacancy)

Director - Louise Brooks (SH) (continuing after serving 2-year term)

Technical Director - Nick Dent (CC)

Board members with one year remaining of their two-year term are:

President - Robyn Pallas (CC)

Vice President - Sheralee Bailey (BN)

Secretary - Gayle Quantock (NC)

Coaching Director - Jamie Kennedy (GO)

Director - Angus Shedden (SH)

There is one Director position vacant on the ONSW Board.  

As this position was not filled at the AGM, the Board may appoint a member of ONSW to fill the vacancy. Members are encouraged to consider nominating for this vacancy.

Further information regarding Board membership can be found in the Board Membership Q&A.

ONSW wishes to thank the retiring 2022-23 Board Members for their service to ONSW:

Melanie Christie (UR) - Finance Director (2.5 years) - retired August 2022

Rodney Parkin (BN) - Technical Director (3 years)

Robert Bennett (GS) - Director (1 year)

2022 ONSW Annual Report

The 2022 ONSW Annual Report was approved at the AGM. Copy available here.

2022 ONSW Annual Financial Statement and Auditor's Report

The 2022 ONSW Annual Financial Statement and Auditor's Report were approved at the AGM. Copy available here.

REMINDERS - 2023 NSW Schools Team

  1. Friday 12 May - Entries close for State Leagues 5 and 6 (May 20-21, near Orange) which are the first two trials for the 2023 NSW Schools Team. Eventor link
  2. Friday 19 May - Nominations close for the 2023 ONSW Schools Team to compete at Australian Schools Orienteering Championships in WA (September 2023). 

Athletes should nominate through Eventor and provide their school, date of birth and competition class.

Selection criteria can be found via the same link. 

If you are an ONSW member aged 12 years of age or older on 31 December 2023, enrolled in a NSW School or registered with NSW Education Standards Authority in school Years 7 to 12, and are able to complete A courses for your relevant age class then please consider nominating. The team can consist of a maximum of 20 athletes, with a maximum of 6 athletes in each of the four classes. The four classes are Junior Boys and Girls (athletes 15 and under on December 31, 2023) and Senior Boys and Girls. At the moment we do not have six nominations in any age class.

Consultation Paper - Financial Model: OA and Member States

OA has initiated a discussion with Member States on financial models for the provision of member services by Orienteering Australia to its Member States/Territories.  The consultation paper considers how to deal with the structural deficit that Orienteering Australia is now facing in delivering effective member services. Three options have been presented for consultation. The ONSW Board has not yet determined its position and is seeking input from Member Clubs and individual ONSW members with regard to the options proposed. Please send all suggestions/comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series