Coming Events

Fri 1 Oct 8:00 am
Newcastle October-November Street Events
Sun 3 Oct 10:00 am
Waggaroos Local

Wed 6 Oct 6:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 1 Jesmond Park

Wed 6 Oct 7:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 2 Myall Road

Sun 10 Oct 10:00 am
NTOC - Kooringle
Bundarra Road, west of Armidale
Sat 16 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 1

Sun 17 Oct 10:00 am
Interclub #6 - Waggaroos (New Date)
Sat 23 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 2

Sat 23 Oct 11:30 am
NSW State League #8 (New date)
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 24 Oct 9:30 am
NSW State League #9 (New Date)
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.

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.

Permanent Courses Reminder

For those of us in Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Central Coast commencing our 2 week stay at home period a reminder that our Permanent Orienteering courses are still available for use. The Government Health orders do not allow organised community sport in this period but do allow exercise outdoors in groups of no more than 10 which is perfect for individuals or small groups to utilise these courses.

There are now 8 different venues across Sydney to choose from with the two new very recent courses opened at Cockatoo Island and West Pymble joining the existing courses at Fox Valley, Chatswood West, Headland Park, Curl Curl Lagoon, Sydney Olympic Park and Centennial Park.
More details and instructions on how to set up and use MapRun here. Note that there is now a new version of MapRun called MapRun6 which you can download but MapRunF also still works. For those with Garmin devices you can also download and install MapRunG on your watch which then eliminates having to also run with your phone.
If you have any problems or issues please contact either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ONSW have several events being conducted this weekend at East Ryde, Stockrington (Newcastle) and Belanglo. The Uringa event at Double Bay has been cancelled

ONSW members and any members of the general public planning on attending any of these ONSW events are reminded of the updated NSW Government Public Health orders now in place and their impact on potential attendance at these events

  • Residents of four LGAs – Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and City of Sydney Councils – must stay at home and are not able to attend any of these events, including the Garingal East Ryde event as there will be more than 10 people participating
  • Residents of Canada Bay, Inner West, and Bayside Councils – are not able to travel outside Metropolitan Sydney, which means they are not able to attend either the Stockrington or Belanglo events

 For those who are still eligible to attend the events scheduled for this weekend please adopt the 1 person per 4 square metre approach, wear a face mask while not directly exercising and do not congregate at the start or finish areas, ie “Arrive, Orienteer, Leave”.

Also please do not attend any event this weekend if you have any flu/cold symptoms, have had close contact or attended a defined close contact location or if you have had a COVID test and are awaiting the results.


2021 NSW Community Sports Awards Presentations

Congratulations to Basil and Jean Baldwin from Goldseekers who were officially presented with their Sport NSW award last Thursday at Bankwest Stadium for Distinguished Long Service.

Carolyn Campbell, Sport NSW Chairperson, congratulated the finalists and award winners for their exceptional achievements and also emphasised the voluntary dedication that over 500,000 people commit to make NSW community sport the best it can be.

“Community sport has an unrivalled ability to transcend culture, ability and background and to bring people together… NSW would not be able to enjoy the activities they love without the dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers we celebrate tonight,” Ms Campbell mentioned.

“While COVID-19 has impacted our lives in so many ways over the past 12 months, the role of community sport has been more vital than ever, helping restore and uphold the physical and mental health of the NSW community,” added Ms Campbell.

For nearly 50 years, Basil and Jean have organised, coached, course-set and provided club leadership in orienteering. They have been key in establishing orienteering as a community sport for all ages and provide pathways to elite competition. Basil has consistently been the sport’s technical backbone, has won numerous State and National Championships and both Basil and Jean have represented Australia at the Oceania Championships. Jean was awarded an Australia Day medal in 1994 as Senior Sportsperson of the Year and has twice been a finalist in the Orange Sportsperson of the Year awards. 


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