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.

Winners announced at ONSW Annual Presentation Dinner

The Annual ONSW Presentation Dinner was held on Saturday 10 November at the Showground in Castle Hill.  A new format for the event was the brainchild of Marketing Officer Ian Jessup and with attendance significantly up on 2011 it seemed that preceding the formal dinner with a family friendly orienteering competition was a definite hit.

Full results are available here which include Orienteer of the Year, MetroLeague results, MTBO State and National Titles, DuO winners, and Junior awards.  The main awards titles:

Encouragement Award (Cox’s Cup) 2012:  Greg Bacon
Awarded to an orienteer who makes efforts to encourage other orienteers by both personal efforts and example

Rookie of the Year 2012: Samantha Howe
Awarded to a new (less than 2 seasons) orienteer showing a high level of competitive achievement

Graham Mitchell Award 2012: Denis Lyons
Awarded to the OY Course Setter of the Year based on the results of a website survey.

NSW Interclub Trophy 2012:  Garingal
Awarded to the club with the highest club score in the OY events.

NSW Club of the Year 2012 Uringa
Awarded to a club showing a high level of achievement in promotion, membership, event organisation and competition

President’s Award 2012: Maggie Jones
Awarded by the President to an orienteer making an outstanding contribution to the furtherance of NSW orienteering



Come and watch AFL Greater Western Sydney Giants tackle orienteering - today!

AFL Giants logoThe AFL's newest team, the Greater Western Sydney Giants, will be having a crack at orienteering TODAY (Saturday) morning at Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle Hill.

This nice little coup for ONSW has been put together at very short notice by our Marketing Officer Ian Jessup in liaison with Giants head of sports science John Quinn. The Giants will go around in teams of 3 on the same course we will use for the informal teams event prior to our presentation night at Castle Hill Showground later today.

Anyone interested in watching the Giants orienteer is welcome to come along - and we would dearly love it if you could take some photos and / or video footage of the footballers in O action.

The Giants will be having a hard fitness session on Field 4 (the most westerly of the fields) at 8am, then will receive a briefing from Ian at about 9.20am before heading out for their O experience around 9.40am. They are doing a 45-minute score course. 

WHO elite orienteers Andrew Hill and Lee Coady will run as individuals at the same time to demonstrate the speed with which it is possible to compete as an orienteer.

Any questions please contact Ian Jessup as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Three NSW Juniors named on National Junior Squads

Three NSW Juniors were named on the National Junior Squads announced yesterday.  Michele Dawson (Garingal) and Nicola Blatchford (Newcastle) are on the National Junior Squad and Daniel Hill (Garingal) has made it onto the Junior Development Squad. Well done!


Go wild at Mt Annan this weekend

A new map,  a MetrOLeague Final, Junior League Race #7 and a full set of Enter on the Day courses are all on offer this Sunday 29th July at Mt Annan.  Registration is from 9.15 with starts from 9.30 to 11.30 - enough time that if you enjoy your course you can always go out and do another one! See SHOO's flyer for more details

Consider staying on afterwards and enjoy the beautiful Botanic Gardens.  There is so much to see when you are not racing around with your eyes glued to a map. As the parklands website describes, you can:

 'Discover Bunyah Pines, banksias, bottle trees and coolabah trees, Wollemi Pines, waratahs and Kangaroo Paws. Enjoy the placid lakes rippled by black swans; and grassland and forest, home to shy wallaroos, swamp wallabies and spiny echidnas. Settle in at the bird hide to spot some of the 180 different bird species: Kookaburras, Clamorous Reed Warblers, Sacred Kingfi shers, Silvereyes and Superb Fairy-Wrens, Yellow-Faced Honeyeaters, Yellow-Rumped Thornbills and melodious Magpies and Currawongs. 

Bring your bikes to explore along quiet roads and cycling routes. Meandering tracks will take you to places reminiscent of pre-European settlement, interrupted only by the chatter of teeming birdlife.'


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