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.

Fabulous results for NSW Carbines

The NSW Schools Team, known as the NSW Carbines, have had a fantastic set of results at the Australian Schools Championships in Tasmania.  As well as bringing home 2nd place overall in the team competition behind Tasmania there were medals galore for the individuals and teams.

Michele Dawson was a standout winner of the individual Senior Girls course, coming in first nearly 3 minutes ahead of New Zealander Lauren Turner. Michele's win is the first ever win for a NSW Senior Girl since the Schools competition was started over 13 years ago.  Daniel Hill was the 2nd Australian home in the Junior Boys course in a highly competitive event which saw some very quick times at the top of the leader board.  Georgia Jones missed out on a place by 42 seconds in the Junior Girls.  There were solid results consistently close together for the NSW competitors, giving the teams Gold in the Junior Boys, Silver in the Senior Girls and Bronze in the Junior girls in the combined results.  There was real disappointment for the Senior Boys with key runner Matt Hill sustaining a serious ankle injury over the previous weekend, which prevented him turning in the sparkling performance we have become accustomed to.  Although the rest of the Senior Boys did their best, the Tasmanian, Victorian and ACT teams proved just too strong for them to get a place this year.

There was more excitement in the Relays on Wednesday and more success for NSW.  Strong performances and high levels of concentration allowed NSW to take Bronze in Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Senior Girls teams.  Senior Boys failed to finish when a brave performance by Matt Hill was cut short by a second ankle injury. 

The announcement of the Honour Roll brought more awards to NSW with an amazing four of our athletes named.  The Honour Roll recognises individual performance and consistency over the two days of Schools Championships from the entire Australian competition, so it is a matter of great pride that Michele Dawson (Senior Girls), Nicola Blatchford (Senior Girls), Daniel Hill (Junior Boys) and Georgia Jones (Junior Girls) were named in the Honour Roll for 2012.