Coming Events

Sun 23 Jan 9:00 am
Waggaroos MapRun Series #4 Lake Albert
Lake Albert (Rawling's Park). This is a MapRun event. Entry is free.

Wed 26 Jan 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #11 St Ives & 31st Anniversary Line Course
St Ives Bungaroo, Bryce Reserve, Bryce Avenue, St Ives
Wed 26 Jan 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS9 - Blackbutt
Regent Park, Evescourt Rd, New Lambton.

Sat 29 Jan 9:00 am
SHOO's Summer Saturday #3 Narellan Vale
Narellan Vale 1:7500 (new map), Liquidamber Reserve, Liquidamber Drive, Narellan Vale.

Sun 30 Jan 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 9 - North Entrance
Entrance North Boat Ramp and Fish Co-Op, off Central Coast Highway, North Entrance.

Sun 30 Jan 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #6 - North Epping
Ron Payne Park, Woods St North Epping.

Sun 30 Jan 10:00 am
Gwynneville - #1 Illawarra Map Running Series
Beaton Park (off Foley Street).

Wed 2 Feb 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #12 Rhodes
Exile Bay., Rhodes Park, Killoola St (do NOT go to Rhodes Foreshore Park).
Wed 2 Feb 5:00 pm
Armidale Summer Series 21/22
Wed 2 Feb 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS10 - Raymond Terrace
Raymond Terrace

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.

Anna Fitzgerald wins Course Setter of the Year

Goldseekers elite Anna Fitzgerald has won the annual Course Setter of the Year award for her courses at Gumble on the last day of the national Easter carnival.

Anna provided a heady contrast: fast open, rocky farmland for the first half of her courses - then sent everyone plunging back into the intricate granite that had proven so difficult the previous day.

It's the first time in seven years the award has gone to a 'full length' bush event, after being dominated by Sprint setters in recent times.

Here are some of the comments from participants:

"Perfect level of difficulty and length for the last day of the Easter weekend."

"This was a terrific course. There was heaps of variety and I finished completely stuffed after running/walking hard throughout."

"Great use of the yellow and then green areas, good hard controls, great use of direction and length change and making people look for the easy way.  

"A really well set course that made for exciting spectating and tactical racing - perfect for a chasing start."

Congratulations Anna!


Xmas 5-day entries close Dec 14

A reminder that Xmas 5-Days entries close at midnight on Tuesday (Dec 14).

This year's carnival is in the Southern Highlands, and there will be no enter-on-day - so don't miss out!

The Hut at Belanglo State Forest will be available for people who have entered the Xmas 5-Days (see the website story for full details).  

Events will be run in accordance with the NSW Health requirements at the time.

We have a bush sprint, 3 bush events and an urban sprint.

(1) If you are intending to run the same class for all 5 days, please enter here via Eventor.
(2) If you are entering individual days or wish to enter different classes on different days, use the daily entry event for each of the days.


Belanglo House to reopen

Belanglo House (The Hut) will reopen over the Xmas holidays.

Subject to the Public Health Order applicable at the time: 

    • Belanglo House will be available for camping/bunkhouse bookings over the Christmas 5-Days period to orienteers who are registered for one or more Christmas 5-Days events.
    • All persons over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated, reflecting our concern for the health and safety of volunteers and members.
    • COVID restrictions which apply at the time may include requirements for social distancing, mask wearing, QR code check-ins.
    • Booking is essential and can be done via John Murray, ONSW Administration Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
    • Total booking numbers may be limited to acknowledge the possible challenge of social distancing.

Fees for Belanglo House have been updated recently. 

Other safety conditions to be noted: (1) no BBQ facilities are available due to storm damage and (2) recent tree cutting has left stumps which might not be visible due to long grass and could pose a hazard to vehicles.


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Feb 1 - Purple Pen

Feb 26 - Sprint Workshop 

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 Schedule 2021 - 2023

 QLD Easter 2022

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