Coming Events

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Bennelong Northside 50th Anniversary Dinner & Celebration (by invitation) for Past (BOO & NOSH) & Past/Present (BNO) Members - Deadline Extended till 24/11/21 only

Fri 3 Dec 6:00 pm
Orange Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens, Hill St.

Sun 5 Dec 8:30 am
NOY 8 - Kitchener

Sun 5 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 4 - Narara/Niagara Park
Gavenlock Oval, Narara.

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #1 - Darling Mills
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, North Rocks

Sun 5 Dec 9:30 am
2021 WHO Cup & AGM
Darling Mills, Grass clearing, 5min walk from NE end of Mill Dr, Baulkham Hills

Sun 5 Dec 11:00 am
Wayne Richards Park Summer Sprint Series #1
Port Macquarie.

Sun 5 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Series #4
Two Valleys (new). This is a variant of the "The Warren" map which Dave Lotty has recently extended to the east along Cooks River while retaining all the interesting parkland and bush areas of the old map., Gough Whitlam Park, Bayview Avenue, Earlwood -

Wed 8 Dec 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #4 Fox Valley
Fox Valley, George Christie Playing Field
Wed 8 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS2 - Broadmeadow

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.

ONSW Secretary Mary Jane Mahony

Meet your Board member.

This is the second in a weekly series where we introduce you to the people entrusted to run our sport in NSW.

Secretary Mary Jane Mahony (Uringa). Joined the Board 2020.

Among the responsibilities that fall under the Secretary’s role are preparing Board meeting documents, compiling the annual report, and ensuring the ONSW Manual is up to date.

As a member of the executive team she works closely with the President and Finance Director, and with staff.

Mary Jane has a strong history in service positions, having been Treasurer and later secretary of Uringa, along with 30 years with Zonta International with numerous elected roles on club and district (NSW & ACT) boards. Zonta advocates for women’s rights: for equality, education and an end to child marriage and gender-based violence. 

She got into orienteering in Orange, where Goldseekers founders Basil and Jean Baldwin introduced her to the sport in the mid-1990s, and… “I was hooked.”

“What’s not to like about exploring the bush with a map and the friendships that go with being part of the all-ages orienteering community?”

She lists a sporting highlight as competing with Uringa friends in the Swiss 5-Days in the Alps in Zermatt in 2006… “with the Matterhorn overlooking us every day in a cloudless sky.” 

Mary Jane brings to the ONSW Board skills in project management, grant and other proposal writing, teaching and learning, as well as the use of communications technologies. 

Despite her strong American accent, Mary Jane has been in Australia for more than 40 years.


ONSW joins Outdoors NSW

ONSW has joined Outdoors NSW/ACT, an organisation with similar goals and a strong record in advocacy.

We hope that through our affiliation with this group Orienteering NSW can continue to develop our sport and what it offers others.

Outdoors NSW represents the Outdoors sector in NSW and the ACT, and supports people/organisations that facilitate outdoor experiences.

By doing this it hopes to
* raise the profile of outdoor recreation & education
* increase participation
* promote & develop the outdoor community
* provide positive experiences
* improve the standards involved in conducting such activities

Ways this can be done are to:
* hold forums, workshops, seminars, annual conferences
* promote via social media
* provide industry updates
* provide social networking events
* have separate committees in areas of climate change, incident reporting, risk management, trail & mountain biking.

We hope that through our affiliation with this group Orienteering NSW can continue to develop our sport and what it offers others.
If clubs or members have any further questions or comments please contact Admin Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Port off to 2022, NSW champs on hold

Due to Covid-19, we have had to postpone our inaugural Port Macquarie State League weekend to July 2022.

We're very excited for our newest club to put on such an important weekend and thank Newcastle for all their mentoring so far. The planned format is two Sprints on the Saturday and a Middle on the Sunday.

Although we are still quietly optimistic about running the NSW champs near Lithgow on Nov 20-21, we have decided to pause the online Eventor entries at this stage until the situation is clearer. 

Once the health directions are known we will reopen them. We are preparing to run the event in accordance with the Health Orders and Guidelines at the time. Thanks for your continued patience.

The final MetrO League round for 2021, at St Ives Showground, has also been postponed to 2022.


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