Coming Events

Thu 1 Jun 7:00 pm
Purple Pen Zoom Workshop
Zoom Link.

Sat 3 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Lindfield
1st Lindfield Scout Hall on Slade Ave.

Sat 3 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hawkesbury - Richmond
UWS-Hawkesbury, Bourke St, Richmond.

Sat 3 Jun 2:00 pm
Coffs Score #3 - Tree Fern Creek
Plantation Avenue, Coffs Harbour

Sun 4 Jun 10:00 am
The 48th Great NOSH Footrace
Lindfield Soldiers’ Memorial Park, Tryon Road, Lindfield.

Wed 7 Jun 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #2 - Celebrate VIVID - Neutral Bay
Anderson Park, Clark Road, Kirribilli

Sat 10 Jun 12:00 am
2023 KB3 and NSW State Leagues 7, 8 and 9
Dooralong, Richmond Vale and Newcastle Uni (Callaghan).
Sat 17 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Wahroonga
Sun 18 Jun 9:30 am
Come and Try It + Club Championship event
Sun 18 Jun 9:30 am
Newcastle Minor Bush Training

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 Encouragement Award

The ONSW Encouragement Award is presented to an orienteer who makes efforts to encourage other orienteers by both personal efforts and example and has added to the social aspect of orienteering in NSW. 

Richard Pattison (Bennelong Northside Orienteers) received the 2022 ONSW Encouragement Award (also known as the Cox’s Cup, as it was donated by Bryony and Tim Cox in 1994) for the enjoyment he offers Sydney Summer Series competitors through his large range of statistics on start options, route choices, control visits etc. For example, any competitor can see their route choices and split times compared with any other competitor, starting many conversations.  Richard is a valued club member, mapping new areas and setting up MapRun courses.  

See link for some of his SSS work this summer and Select Runner - SSS Splits 2022-3 | Tableau Public

Bryony Cox presents Richard Pattison with the award at a recent Sydney Summer Series Event. 

See Encouragement Award webpage for more information and past winners - Encouragement Award


2022 Course Setter of the Year

This annual Award (also known as the Graeme Mitchell Trophy) is awarded on the basis of competitor voting via an online survey.

Competitors in the NSW State League Series selected Terry Bluett (Bennelong Northside Orienteers) as Course Setter of the Year for his NSW Middle Distance Championships courses set on the Noahs Ark Ridge map in a field of seventeen events across 2022. Terry was also chosen for the award in 2008. 

Pictured at Christmas 5-Days presentation Terry Bluett with ONSW President Robyn Pallas.

See Course Setter of the year webpage for more information and past winners - Course Setter of the Year


2022 Club of the Year

ONSW Club of the Year is awarded to a club showing a high level of achievement in promotion, membership, event organisation and competition, and has added to the enjoyment of the sport in NSW.

This award recognised Goldseekers Orienteers’ initiative in promotion and support of orienteering, and the club’s support of NSW State League events, especially for stepping up for the NSW Long Championships at short notice. 

Pictured at Christmas 5-Days presentation, ONSW President Robyn Pallas with Anna Fitzgerald accepting on behalf of Goldseekers Orienteers.

See webpage for history of this award - Club of the Year


2022 President’s Award

The President’s Award is presented annually to a member or members for outstanding service to orienteering in NSW.

The ONSW 2022 Junior Development Team (led by Helen O’Callaghan (Bush ‘n’ Beach Orienteers), Jenny Enderby and Bjorn Mella (both Newcastle Orienteers) and the large support team of parents and juniors behind the scenes received the 2022 President’s Award. The commitment and work of this team of supporters is a substantial contribution to encouraging growth in participation at the junior level. 2022 saw NSW juniors well represented both in the formally selected NSW Schools Team (the Carbines) and in participation in the Junior Development Team. 

Pictured at Christmas 5-Days presentation Mark Freeman, Helen O’Callaghan, Jenny Enderby, Damien Enderby, Vanessa Freeman. Not pictured: Lee Coady 


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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series