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.

Fleet feet at NSW Sprint Championships

NSW Sprint ChampionshipsClear mapping of the UWS Hawkesbury campus and cool dry running conditions allowed competitors in the NSW Sprint Championships this weekend to really stretch their legs. There were some super quick times at this classic sprint, with a few of the competitors clocking speeds close to those being run at the World Orienteering Championships. Josh Blatchford won the M21A course in 12.32, a pace of 4.38/km, with Matt Hill in M18A, Aidan Dawson in M16A and Jock Davis on M40A courses running at around 5 mins/km. Bruce Meder running M60A clocked a speed of 5.22mins/km.

Western & Hills Orienteers, hosts of the competition, have produced a video of the event


Fabulous map, fantastic weather at State League #9

Mitchell Park Panorama

Glorious sunshine, an updated bush map of one of Sydney orienteers' favorite areas and some challenging courses by setter Carol Jacobson - what more could you ask from event organisers Garingal Orienteering Club for State League #9?

The Mitchell Park map recently updated by Dave Lotty, was a big improvement with Dave nailing the trickier parts of the map and presenting rock features in a way that made navigation fair and consistent. With the terrain mostly runnable there were also patches of fight, and steep slopes that tested the leg strength of the field.

Best on the courses:

Hard 1/2 Josh Blatchford 64:31, Hard 3/4 Stephen Craig 45:27, Hard 5 Anna Fitzgerald 63.28, Hard 6 Daniel Hill 55.18, Hard 7 Terry Bluett 53.22, Hard 8 Cath Chalmers 45.26, Very Easy Sophie Jones 10.45, Easy Jared McKenna 19.04, Moderate Georgia Jones 32.33


Hot conditions test DuO Series racers at Awaba

Hot conditions tested the competitors at the first in the 2012-13 DuO Series at Awaba this weekend.  Nearly 100 competitors arrived to try the new format of Twisted, Bitte, and Taster courses.

Times at the top of the leader boards were close with Rob Prentice holding off Nick Dent in the Bitte course by a mere 18 seconds.  Steven Todkill had Greg Barbour breathing down his neck on the Men's Twisted, with only 47 seconds between their times.  The winning women had more comfortable margins with Carlyn Matthews topping the Bitte course in 110.36 and Nicole Haigh taking first in the Twisted in 151.59.  Robert Spry of Bennelong Northside won the Taster course ahead of Chris and Logan Radford. Read more in Greg Bacon's report here.  Full results and splits here.


Western Plains launches new Twilight Series

Western Plains has a new Twilight Series and it starts next week!  Offering an easy line and an open scatter course the series will run every Friday evening for the rest of November with start times 1800-1830hrs. 

Dubbo Twilight Series

More information can be found at the Western Plains website, or by emailing Series Organisers Dale & Karen Wallace, or Sally Devenish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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