Coming Events

Thu 9 Feb 5:00 pm
Bruce Browning Oval
Taylor St (north)

Fri 10 Feb 9:30 am
NSW Seniors Festival: Balmain
Birrung Park, Balmain.

Fri 10 Feb 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Series #2
Cook Park

Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SHOO's Summer Saturdays #5 - Liquidamber Reserve, Narellan Vale
Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SOS Term 1 Pass (Explorer Pass)

Sat 11 Feb 9:30 am
Saturday Orienteering Series 3D - Frenchs Forest
Mimosa Public School, Frenchs Forest (courses also extend into Davidson High School)

Sun 12 Feb 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 11 - Erina
Erina Oval, Ilya Ave, Erina.

Sun 12 Feb 10:00 am
Illawarra Map Running #2 - Fairy Meadow
Guest Park, Cambridge Avenue, Fairymeadow

Wed 15 Feb 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #20 Belrose
County Road Field, Belrose.
Wed 15 Feb 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series - #17 Elermore Vale
Elermore Vale

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.

2022 Presidents Junior Award

The President’s Junior Award is presented to a young orienteer (age 20 or less) for outstanding service to the sport beyond competition. 

Erika Enderby (Newcastle Orienteers) at 15 was the youngest member of the Australian 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships Team competing in Portugal.

Erika has competed in every Australian Championships and Easter 3-Day competition since her W10 debut in 2014 and was selected in the 2022 Australian Schools Honour Team in her first year as a senior girl.

Erika helps juniors of her club on the novice course, was vetter for 2022 Newcastle’s Orienteer of the Year event and helps at events.

Pictured at Christmas 5-Days presentation ONSW President Robyn Pallas and Erika Enderby. 


Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

We wish all orienteers and their families a peaceful and happy festive season.

The ONSW office will be closed from Friday December 23rd and reopen on Tuesday, 3rd January 2023.

John (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Jim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will still check emails over the holiday period.

Keep an eye on Eventor for events on over summer - and bring a friend along!

Happy 2023.


Xmas 5 Days 2022

Entries are closed - Eventor with 343 entries.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2023.
Xmas 5days starts next Tuesday in the Lithgow area with 343 participants.
Final Bulletin and Day 3 update are available.


Xmas 5 Days 2022 will be based in the Central Tablelands of NSW in the Lithgow area.
Great orienteering maps for 5 days of orienteering and the area offers some spectacular places to visit in the afternoons after your runs.
The first 4 days will be about 30 minutes from Lithgow with day 5 in a school at Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, 45 minutes away.
X5D coordinator Colin Price     


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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series