Coming Events

Wed 29 Mar 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #26 Gordon
Gordon Golf Club.

Sat 1 Apr 1:00 pm
Waggaroos Training Weekend, location Willan's Hill and CSU, Wagga Wagga

Sun 2 Apr 9:30 am
NOY1 - Southams Road West
Southams Road West, Kitchener

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Dorrigo Dash
Dorrigo Sportsground

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Goldseekers Bush Series #2 Bridle Track Reserve
Bridle Track Reserve.

Sun 2 Apr 10:00 am
Dorrigo Maze
Dorrigo Sportsground.

Mon 10 Apr 10:30 am
Bush training Manly Dam
Car park at top (S end) of Gibbs St, Manly Vale beside Manly Vale Public School.
Sun 16 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #2, Yackandandah

Sun 16 Apr 10:00 am
Newcastle Pairs and Come & Try It - Minmi (TBC)
Tank Paddock, Minmi (TBC)

Sun 16 Apr 11:00 am
Crestwood Orienteering
Crestwood Drive, Port Macquarie.

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.

2022 Rookie of the Year

The Rookie of the Year Award is presented to a new orienteer with limited orienteering experience (up to two seasons) showing improvement in competition standard.

While Stephanie Nicholls (Garingal Orienteers) orienteered early in her life during her school days, she didn’t continue. 

She returned in 2021 and started adult orienteering with intensity! 

Stephanie topped Women’s Open B (moderate) in the 2022 NSW State League.

She also won the 2022 Metro League Individual Medal for Division 6.

Feeling prepared now to take on the challenge of more Hard courses in 2023, she has already competed in W50A in two sprint events. 

Pictured at Christmas 5-Days presentation ONSW President Robyn Pallas, Stephanie Nicholls


2022 Presidents Junior Award

The President’s Junior Award is presented to a young orienteer (age 20 or less) for outstanding service to the sport beyond competition. 

Erika Enderby (Newcastle Orienteers) at 15 was the youngest member of the Australian 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships Team competing in Portugal.

Erika has competed in every Australian Championships and Easter 3-Day competition since her W10 debut in 2014 and was selected in the 2022 Australian Schools Honour Team in her first year as a senior girl.

Erika helps juniors of her club on the novice course, was vetter for 2022 Newcastle’s Orienteer of the Year event and helps at events.

Pictured at Christmas 5-Days presentation ONSW President Robyn Pallas and Erika Enderby. 


Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

We wish all orienteers and their families a peaceful and happy festive season.

The ONSW office will be closed from Friday December 23rd and reopen on Tuesday, 3rd January 2023.

John (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Jim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will still check emails over the holiday period.

Keep an eye on Eventor for events on over summer - and bring a friend along!

Happy 2023.


Xmas 5 Days 2022

Entries are closed - Eventor with 343 entries.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2023.
Xmas 5days starts next Tuesday in the Lithgow area with 343 participants.
Final Bulletin and Day 3 update are available.


Xmas 5 Days 2022 will be based in the Central Tablelands of NSW in the Lithgow area.
Great orienteering maps for 5 days of orienteering and the area offers some spectacular places to visit in the afternoons after your runs.
The first 4 days will be about 30 minutes from Lithgow with day 5 in a school at Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, 45 minutes away.
X5D coordinator Colin Price     


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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series