Coming Events

Tue 23 Jul 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW July Board Meeting

Wed 24 Jul 4:00 pm
2024 Sydney MapRun #2 Putney
Putney Park Toilets (South), Pellisier Rd, Putney

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Arcadia
Vision Valley, 7 Vision Valley Rd, Arcadia

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Hills District - Baulkham Hills
Meet at 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Hall, 25 Jasper Rd, Baulkham Hills
Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Term 3 Season Pass

Sat 27 Jul 10:00 am
Learn to Orienteer - Port Macquarie
Mackillop College Oval.

Sat 27 Jul 2:00 pm
Jetty Foreshores Orienteering
Jetty Foreshores, Coffs Harbour

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #4 - Clay Pan
Tristram Road Reserve, Ben Love Place, Beacon Hill

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
NOY 6 - Belford National Park
“Belford National Park”. Scale 1:10 000. 5m contours. Remapped: Ian Dempsey 2015. Partial updates: Glenn Burgess 2023-24.

Sun 28 Jul 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #5, Goombargana

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.

Meet your Board member - Richard M from Bennelong

Name - Richard Morris (BN). 

Joined the Board: March 2024

Richard has recently joined the Board as a Director and is keen to contribute to oversight of the sport in NSW, especially its future strategic direction.

Richard is a member of Bennelong Northside Orienteers (BN) and has been orienteering on and off for over 40 years. He has been a keen participant in Sydney Summer Series and Metroleague events and in more recent years has begun re-engaging in State League and national events.

Outside of orienteering Richard keeps fit by running and dabbling in plenty of other sports, rides motorbikes and builds and fixes things. He works for investment manager Perpetual in an ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) role.


2024 NOL presentation dinner in Canberra

On Saturday, 18 May at the 2024 NOL presentation dinner in Canberra, we had the opportunity to celebrate the winners of each class.
For those unable to attend the presentation dinner, here are the winners. Congratulations to all!
A huge thank you to our sponsor Wildfire Sports & Trek for their support throughout the season.
Please send some support to our sponsors by checking out Wildfire's adventure gear and consider buying your next lot of gear from them! NSW in bold.
Equal winners
1-Nea Shingler and Milla Key
3-Erika Enderby
1-Sam Woolford
2-Cooper Horley
3-Callum White
1-Grace Crane
2-Caitlin Young
3-Mikayla Cooper
1-Brodie Nankervis
2-Alastair George
3-Ewan Shingler
Congratulations again to all the winners of NOL season 2024.

NSW Relay success at Awoonga, ACT NOL

The fourth round of the 2024 National League, supported by Wildfire Sports and Trek, concluded yesterday. This race was a relay held on the Awoonga map north of Canberra near the southern end of Lake George. Classic spur gully terrain with some interesting route choices was on offer.

In the Senior Women’s division first place was taken out by the Canberra Cockatoos by a comfortable 20-minute margin from the Victoria Viking and the Tassie Foresters.

In the Senior Men’s division in was the NSW Stingers who had a good win ahead of 2 teams from the Canberra Cockatoos. The Tassie Foresters were 4th team across the line and thus 3rd in the team competition.

In both the Junior Women’s and Junior Men’s division it was a quinella by the NSW Stingers to complete a great day out for the Stingers. Their Junior Women’s team had a solid win over the Canberra Cockatoos and the Victoria Vikings. Their Junior Men’s team had a resounding victory over the Canberra Cockatoos with other teams not completing the course.

The National League team competition now takes a break until the Australian Championships week while our national teams head off to Europe for the World Championships, Junior World Championships and University World Championships over the European summer.

Orienteering Australia extends a sincere thank you to the organising team for putting on a great relay event and to Orienteering ACT for hosting a super weekend of racing. 

Thanks to OA & Mike Dowling for photos.


Results from final 2024 NOL race Wee Jasper ACT

On May 18th, 2024 the last race of the individual component of the 2024 National Orienteering League supported by Wildfire Sport and Trek concluded. It was held on the technically challenging limestone terrain of the Cooradigbee map at Wee Jasper northwest of Canberra.

In the Senior Women’s division Grace Crane (Canberra Cockatoos) continued her great form to bring home the win by a comfortable 4 minute plus margin from Emily Sorensen (Southern Arrows) and Mikayla Cooper (Tassie Foresters).  

Melissa Thomas was the highest placed Stinger coming in 5th, Briohny Seaman, Serena Doyle & Rebecca George also ran in this division 

In the Senior Men’s division Patrick Jaffe (Victoria Vikings) held off Brodie Nankervis (Tassie Foresters) by 40 sec with Alastair George (NSW Stingers) a further 24 sec back.

Other Stingers who featured were Toby Wilson 4th, Ewan Shingler 6th as well as Oscar Woolford, Andrew Brown, Duncan Currie & Greg Barbour.

Over in the Junior Women’s division Natalie Miller (Canberra Cockatoos) had a great race to beat out Nea Shingler (NSW Stingers) by 90 sec with Mikaela Gray (QLD Cyclones) in 3rd, 4 mins adrift of Natalie. Erika Enderby was 5th and Mikayla Enderby & Maggie competed in this division as well.

Finally in the Junior Men’s division Sam Woolford (NSW Stingers) continued his dominant form by taking out the race by 3:35 from Niko Stoner (Tassie Foresters) with Cooper Horley (NSW Stingers) a further 18 sec behind to fill out the placings. Jamie Woolford came 5th & Oliver Freeman & Seth Sweeney ran in this division as well 

Orienteering Australia extends a massive thank you to the organising team from Orienteering ACT for putting on an excellent day of challenging orienteering.


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