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.

2024 Australian Orienteering Championships Armidale Sept/Oct

Heading to the Aussie Champs 2024 - Armidale and Uralla.

Check out the sample map from Glenburnie which will host the Australian Middle, Relays and Long.

This interactive map will provide you with an insight into the map.

It can be found at:


The Armidale Tourist Office said that PLC would have beds for groups of 10 or more orienteers. To book contact the Armidale Tourist Office: (02) 67703888 and tell them you are from Orienteering. 

Alternate possibilities: Check out hotels, motels and caravan parks in Bendemeer, Tamworth, Guyra, Bundarra, Walcha, Wollomombi. They are all within a reasonable drive to the events.

Camping: There are unpowered sites at the Armidale Showground contact the caretakers Ann and John mb 0400 639 630. There are two caravan parks in Armidale plus 2 in Uralla for campers. Think outside the box: Try Camplify where you can hire caravans, camper trailers, motor homes etc. It is possible to get the caravan put onsite for you.

Organisers - Ron Pallas     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Nick Dent       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2024 KB3 Wrap

Mel Joseph set day 1 of KB3 with Graham Dawson acting as controller for the event held on The Commons at Rylstone. 

The course had plenty of speed action and navigation challenges with unusual Green areas. The finish was on the bottom of a hill meaning you had the option to run, walk or stagger back up to the download.

Day 2 was held at Dungaree State Forest, Toni Bacharova and James Mcquillan were the setter & controller this time. 

This map had lots of gullies and subtle areas which required concentration and map contact. There were lots of timber on the ground making it rough underfoot.

Day 3 was held at Breakfast Creek which many had visited in 2023 for the NSW Championships. Arpad Kocsik set the course with Johnny Petersen controlling.

The navigation was among large sandstones features with a steep climb to the start.

Big thanks to Ken Strupitis-Haddrick (GO) for being the overall event organizer. Congratulations to all the badge winners.

Don't forget to do the course setter surveys. 

Orienteering NSW - Course Setter of the Year (

Remember to get your Entries in for State League 8 - NSW Sprint Champs (Wollongong University) and State League 9 (Kentlyn). You will need to enter each event separately as they are organised by different clubs! 

Eventor Link

Photo Credit - Tony Hill (Garingal).


June 2024 Controller Workshop

A Controllers Workshop will be held in Sydney on Sunday 16th June 2024, only 8 days away.  

This L1/ L2 Controllers workshop is for all ONSW (and other state association) members, particularly those who are seeking L1 accreditation, or who are already accredited as a L1 or L2 Controller, as it will contribute towards your accreditation. It will also be relevant to those who intend to organise/set/control an event in 2024/2025.

Target Groups
1. Any orienteer interested in being a L1 controller;  

  1. Current Level 1 Controllers wanting to progress to Level 2;
  2. Current Level 2 Controllers wanting to maintain their accreditation or progress to Level 3; and
  3. Any orienteer wanting to improve their knowledge of orienteering to help their performances improve.

Date: Sunday 16th June 2024 from 9:30am- 4:00pm 
Location: Sports House, Level 2, 8 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park. Lunch and morning tea provided.

Cost: $25 per attendee. Clubs are encouraged to cover the cost of attendance for their members.
Facilitator: Nick Dent

Registration will be via Eventor. Open now!   

Program: The course will cover technical standards for planning orienteering events (as per the Level 1 and Level 2 Controller syllabuses):
1. Role of the Controller;
2. Event Planning- Course Planning;
3. Event Planning and Organisation;
4. Orienteering Mapping and Map Production;
5. Running an Event;
6. Fairness and Equity; and
7. Controller Accreditation Process.

In some sessions there will be presentation of information followed by practical lessons.

For any more information please contact by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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