Coming Events

Sat 20 Apr 9:00 am
Forest Orienteering and Navigation Skills Day
Smiths Creek Reserve, Campbelltown (meet at Waminda Reserve, Macquarie Av, Campbelltown.

Sun 21 Apr 9:30 am
NOY2 - Redgum Ridges (Freemans Waterhole)
 Redgum Ridges. 1:10 000. 5m contours.

Sun 21 Apr 11:00 am
Broken Bago Orienteering
Scout Hall, Tallwood Avenue, Wauchope.
Mon 22 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering Australia 2024 AGM
Online via Zoom.
Tue 23 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW April Board Meeting

Wed 24 Apr 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #1 Northbridge
corner of Sailors Bay Road and Kameruka Road (Bonds Corner), Northbridge

Sun 28 Apr 9:30 am
Newcastle Pairs Relay Champs & Minor Event
The Range (South) 1:7500, Killingworth
Sun 28 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #1, 9 Mile Reserve

Wed 1 May 6:30 pm
Newcastle Night Champs - Eleebana
Thomas H Halton Park. Revised by D. Orr 2024. 1:4000, 2 metre contours and 1:1000, 2 metre contours.
, Thomas H Halton Park, Eleebana
Sat 4 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside

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.

Some results from Sprints in New Zealand

Oceania KO sprints  

Ewan Shingler (BF) 2nd behind Joseph Lynch NZ. B finals to decide Oceania Diplomas due to overseas runners in A final Nea Shingler (BF) & Cooper Horley (GO) pictured below, won their respective finals earning them a diploma. Alastair George came 3rd in B final.

Lonely Mountain Sprint series 

M12 Eino Lehtonen GO 2nd, M70 Paul Prudhoe CC 3rd, W18 Lilja Lehtonen GO 2nd and W50 Jenny Enderby NC 2nd. 


21E Nea Shingler BF Patrick Jaffe, Brodie Nankervis, Caitlin Young 1st Australia and Ewan Shingler (BF) & Cooper Horley (GO) were in a 2nd Australian team which came 4th, 3min & 3 secs behind leaders but only 5 seconds outside the medals. 

40 AU 1st team including Damien Enderby NC 

50 AU 1st team including Jenny Enderby NC & Shane Doyle UR 

60 AU 1st including Paula & Mark Shingler BF and AU 2nd including Carolyn Matthews & Malcom Roberts NC (see picture above).


2023 Rookie of the Year

Young Orienteer Recognised as 2023 Rookie of the Year 

Jessica Dun joined the Hastings Orienteering Group as a junior in 2022 and by the end of 2023 was W14A Orienteer of the Year.

Jessica’s achievements at the 2023 Australian Schools Orienteering Champs were exceptional for a first-time team member. She was 5th in the Long Distance and ran a brilliant relay leg as 2nd leg. These two races were both huge contributions to the NSW overall win. She also finished 7th in the Australian Middle Champs, 12th in the Australian Long Champs, 12th in the Australian Sprint Champs and ran with boys in the M14 Aust Champs relay. 

Her solid performance at the national level followed on from her success as W14A 2023 NSW Long and Middle Champions. 

(Pictured: With trophy and Hastings Orienteering Group President Matt Bell at recent Port Macquarie event. On the run during the Christmas-5Days sprint event.)

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2023 Course Setter of the Year

Importance of Quality Course Setting Highlighted by Course Setter Award

Oskar Mella (Newcastle Orienteers) has received the 2023 Course Setter of Year Award for State League #9, the KBIII Sprint at Newcastle University.  

Competitors in each NSW State League event receive a post-event survey.

Ratings and comments received via these surveys are used to determine the Course Setter of the Year.  

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2023 Volunteer Award Highlights Key Service

Peter McConaghy (Garingal Orienteers) has been awarded the 2023 ONSW Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of his years of invaluable service to orienteering through the production of maps and other orienteering materials.

Peter ensures quality printing and timely delivery in a tireless, kind, efficient and obliging manner, even in the face of difficult circumstances.

Throughout the year he invests considerable personal time weekly, and also invests personal finances which benefit orienteering well beyond the modest return he receives to his business. 

His is a critical and highly valuable role which goes unseen and unheralded by most competitors.

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Each year nominations for ONSW’s annual awards are invited from Association members. The ONSW Board makes the final decision.

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