Coming Events

Tue 23 Jul 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW July Board Meeting

Wed 24 Jul 4:00 pm
2024 Sydney MapRun #2 Putney
Putney Park Toilets (South), Pellisier Rd, Putney

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Arcadia
Vision Valley, 7 Vision Valley Rd, Arcadia

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Hills District - Baulkham Hills
Meet at 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Hall, 25 Jasper Rd, Baulkham Hills
Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Term 3 Season Pass

Sat 27 Jul 10:00 am
Learn to Orienteer - Port Macquarie
Mackillop College Oval.

Sat 27 Jul 2:00 pm
Jetty Foreshores Orienteering
Jetty Foreshores, Coffs Harbour

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #4 - Clay Pan
Tristram Road Reserve, Ben Love Place, Beacon Hill

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
NOY 6 - Belford National Park
“Belford National Park”. Scale 1:10 000. 5m contours. Remapped: Ian Dempsey 2015. Partial updates: Glenn Burgess 2023-24.

Sun 28 Jul 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #5, Goombargana

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.

Tough, courageous, fast, quick thinking and tenacious

'Tough, courageous, fast, quick thinking and tenacious' were the words used by Mayor of Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, Bertrand Cardart to describe his impression of orienteers at the opening ceremony of the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships in St Helens on Monday evening.

The Schools State teams paraded their flags through the centre of St Helens before presenting them to the receiving committee at Portland Memorial Hall. Carnival organiser Warren McDonough welcomed and thanked the supporters of the carnival who included Orienteering Australia, represented by President Blair Trewin, Orienteering Tasmania, represented by President Martin Bicevskis and Break O'Day Council who have provided many of the carnival facilities, represented by Councillor Coulson, and Glamorgan Spring Bay Council.

Orienteering elites were also on hand to offer words of encouragement and advice to the Schools teams.  Lillian Burrill, 4 times JWOC competitor and graduate of the Schools Championships had three pieces of advice: 'believe in yourself, train hard in terrain and get race smart.'  NSW elite Josh Blatchford agreed: 'never underestimate the need to train and train in the forest.'  Aislinn Prendergast, Australian representative at the recent World Orienteering Championships in Switzerland counselled the youngsters to use the experience of the people they were meeting at the Schools Championships.  The coaches, the managers and the other competitors all had things which could contribute to a developing orienteering career.

Warren left the teams with these thoughts:

'You are not at these competitions by accident.  You are here through the hard work of your coaches, the support of your parents and your own perseverence, resilience, skill and hard work.  You are the best of the best from all our Australian States.  We hope you will perform at your very best this week.  Let the Championships begin!'