Coming Events

Thu 1 Jun 7:00 pm
Purple Pen Zoom Workshop
Zoom Link.

Sat 3 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Lindfield
1st Lindfield Scout Hall on Slade Ave.

Sat 3 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Richmond
UWS-Hawkesbury, Bourke St, Richmond.

Sat 3 Jun 2:00 pm
Coffs Score #3 - Tree Fern Creek
Plantation Avenue, Coffs Harbour

Sun 4 Jun 10:00 am
The 48th Great NOSH Footrace
Lindfield Soldiers’ Memorial Park, Tryon Road, Lindfield.

Wed 7 Jun 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #2 - Celebrate VIVID - Neutral Bay
Anderson Park, Clark Road, Kirribilli

Sat 10 Jun 12:00 am
2023 KB3 and NSW State Leagues 7, 8 and 9
Dooralong, Richmond Vale and Newcastle Uni (Callaghan).
Sat 17 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Wahroonga
Sun 18 Jun 9:30 am
Come and Try It + Club Championship event
Sun 18 Jun 9:30 am
Newcastle Minor Bush Training

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.

NSW sprints to some great results in New Zealand

Sprint the BayNSW had representatives over in New Zealand racing against some of the best down under in the Sprint the Bay carnival, an intense sprint festival that boasts '6 races, 3 days, 1 winner'.  Goldseekers Matt Parton will have felt the trip to New Zealand for the sprint carnival based around Hawkes Bay, was definitely worth it when he came back with a 3rd place overall.  Kasimir Gregory, ex NSW Carbines member and current NSW Stinger, was also racing gaining a very creditable 21st place.

For the women NSW had Summer Series racer, Lisa Grant.  Obviously all those Sydney hills have been great training as her final position was 9th overall, a terrific result racing against orienteering legends Hanny Allston, Rachel Effeney and Lizzie Ingham.


Gun barrel views at Sydney Sprint

Gun BarrelSydney Sprint #6 at Georges Heights treated orienteers to gun barrel views of the Heads as they navigated their way at high speed around the 2.7km course. Old defensive positions, complete with cannon, provided quirky control sites as well as great photo opportunities.

Read more: Gun barrel views at Sydney Sprint


First race in Big Foots' February competition is a dastardly mix of hills and temptation

Explosives Reserve was the name of the map for Sydney Summer Series #19 but there wouldn't have been much left in the tank after the 45 minute score event on Wednesday for most runners.  Racing around Castle Cove competitors were faced with plenty of choices between distance and climb, and making the wrong choice was severely punished as anyone looking at the results and all the time penalties incurred would see.  Lee Coady and Chris Frain deserve special mention for valour in the face of steep hills, chasing down perfect and near perfect scores before time penalties.  Planner Andy Simpson tempted many a seasoned racer into 'just one more' in a cleverly planned course which didn't give too many obvious route choices.  Anyone interested in what the optimal routes might have been can see what the computer thinks with Chris Brown's Summer Series Solutions here.

This event was the first in the three events which Big Foot are promoting with their February Competition.  The DuO race at Western Sydney Regional Park is the second and with numbers almost double that of the first in the DuO series it looks like there are plenty of people looking forward to a dinner for two.  Runners from Wednesday who haven't signed up for Saturday can be reassured that there will be some entry on the day.  After all, you've got to be in it, to win it!


Worthy winners of Central Coast Summer Series

Welcome bannerCentral Coast has the enviable position of being close enough to both Sydney and Newcastle to draw competitors from both those centres and this was reflected in the winners of this year's series. Patrik Gunnarsson (Sydney, Big Foot) and Karen Blatchford (Newcastle) were the worthy winners of the series with perfect scores of 600 points for their best six races over the ten races held.

Read more: Worthy winners of Central Coast Summer Series


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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series