Coming Events

Wed 4 Oct 4:30 pm
2023/24 Sydney Summer Series #1 - Rydalmere
Eric Primrose Reserve, John St, Rydalmere

Sun 8 Oct 8:00 am
BOSS1 Newcastle MTBO - Glenrock
Glenrock State Conservation Area

Wed 11 Oct 4:30 pm
2023/24 Sydney Summer Series #2 - Hunters Hill
Boronia Park Reserve, Hunters Hill.

Wed 11 Oct 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series Warmup
National Park, corner of Dumeresq St and Smith St, Cooks Hill.

Sat 14 Oct 2:00 pm
Coffs Score #6 - Woolgoolga
Woolgoolga High School Sport Fields.

Sat 14 Oct 3:00 pm
Cordeaux Heights
Cordeaux Heights 1:7,500, Sheargold Park (Derribong Drive) Cordeaux Heights

Sun 15 Oct 10:00 am
Waggaroos Local event, Livingstone

Sun 15 Oct 10:00 am
Bush event #8 Rocky Falls
Rocky Falls, Mullion State Forest

Sun 15 Oct 10:00 am
23 km on Bundarra Road

Wed 18 Oct 4:30 pm
2023/24 Sydney Summer Series #3 - Killarney Heights
Killarney Heights Oval, Killarney Heights.

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.

2023 Sports Foyer NSW Community Sports Award for Distinguished Long Service

Terry Bluett to Be Presented with the 2023 Sports Foyer NSW Community Sports Award for Distinguished Long Service

Terry Bluett (Bennelong Northside) will be presented with the 2023 Sports Foyer NSW Community Sports Award for Distinguished Long Service for orienteering at a ceremony on June 29. ONSW congratulates Terry on this public recognition. See link for more info: News - Sport NSW

Over 37+ years of orienteering Terry Bluett has actively supported both newcomers and experienced orienteers in their enjoyment, athletic success, and connection to the orienteering community at club level and beyond.

Terry was key to Bennelong Northside Orienteers growing from the tiny club he and his young family joined when they started orienteering in 1986 to the thriving club it is today.

Terry strives to ensure orienteering competition runs smoothly at every level where he contributes. He has twice been recognised at NSW level as Course Setter of the Year. It is his behind-the-scenes work, however, which is his most substantial contribution in this area.  Since 1986, Terry has made over fifty of the maps orienteers run on in Sydney or NSW - from school maps to technical championship maps used at Australian 3-day competitions (in 1996 and 2021). He has taught other championship mappers the skills of computer-based mapping.

Despite being a competitive orienteer, Terry usually sacrifices the opportunity to race at events run by his club, to instead run the computer result system.


Kings Birthday 3-Days

Join us for the Inaugural “Kings Birthday 3-Days” to be contested in the Central Coast and Newcastle areas on the June long weekend.

Sat 10 June - Middle - Dooralong 
Sun 11 June - Long - Richmond Vale 
Mon 12 June - Sprint - Newcastle Uni (Callaghan)   

Overall results will be based on all three events but you can enter individual days.

Full Results are online in Eventor - “Results”.


New Zealand Trip


Five NSW Stingers are heading to New Zealand on today Friday 2nd June as part of the Australian Bushrangers team for a test match against the New Zealand Pine Stars.

They will compete at the King’s Birthday event 3rd-5th June in the Counties Manukau region, south of Auckland.

The races include a sprint, middle and long. 

The Stingers athletes are W20E Erika Enderby and Mikayla Enderby (Newcastle), M20E Jamie Woolford (Bush N Beach), W21E Jenny Enderby (Newcastle) and M21E Duncan Currie (Garingal).


2023 Bush Season continues

This weekend is our 3rd NSW State League bush weekend of the year within 3 hours of Sydney in the Central West.

Enter on day will still be available over the weekend and the weather looks cool but dry.

These events are also celebrating World Orienteering Day celebrations see link for more info.

Beginners are welcome at all events. Enter on Day will be available on some courses.

Saturday, 20th May - NSW State League #5 - Middle Distance - Map: Kahli’s Rocks, 20km West of Bathurst.

Information flyer for Saturday click here.

Sunday, 21st May - NSW State League #6

Long Distance - Map " Gumble Pinnacles" with entry from the north, approx 45-50 mins from Orange, 15-20 mins from Molong.

Information flyer for Sunday click here.

Hosted by Bennelong Northside Orienteers and Big Foot Orienteers clubs.


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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League


West Orienteering Series