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.

2024 Membership is open

December is here - which means it's time to renew or join one of our friendly clubs for the first time.         

Full Year 1st January – 31 December 


Standard (Metro  

and Regional) 

Remote Clubs 




Junior 0 – 20 years old 



Available in Eventor on 1st December of the preceding year thereby offering new members a 13-month membership. 

Remote Clubs are Bush ‘n’ Beach, Hastings Orienteering Group, Northern Tablelands, Goldseekers, and Wagga and Riverina (ref ONSW Manual 3.4). 

Members receive discounted entry fees, a subscription to the quarterly Australian Orienteer magazine (opt-in for hard copy is still available) and a range of other benefits - not to mention the collegiality of being a member of a club. Current members must renew by December 31st or Eventor will add the non-member levy to each 2024 event entry fee.

Click on the blue links for the benefits of membership, a list of our clubs, how to join, and how to renew.


50 Years of Orienteering – Inaugural Recognition

Orienteering NSW congratulates thirteen members for their 50 years (or more) of involvement in the sport of orienteering as of 2023. 

These current ONSW members are recognised for their participation at any level as a competitor and/or official and/or organiser and/or mapper and/or course setter.

They have also been substantially resident in NSW over the period.

Certificates will be presented to these honourees during the Christmas 5-Days, or at a suitable opportunity in the new year. 

Various strategies were used to identify current ONSW members who met the criteria for recognition.

This list may well be incomplete – if you think you should have been included, please contact your club.  


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff - John & Jim and the Orienteering NSW Board.

Orienteering NSW Office Closure

Closure of the office over the Christmas holidays - Friday 22nd Dec to Monday 8th Jan 2024. 

First day back for 2024 is Tuesday, 9th January. We will be checking emails over this period intermittently.

Good Luck if you are competing in any of the Xmas 5days on the Central Coast more information, see below. Enter on day is available. 


Xmas 5days 2023

Entries are closed, 327 at final count, over 100 from Interstate - Eventor    

We will be offering Enter On Day at each event for courses Hard 3, Moderate and Very Easy. There will be limited maps for each of these courses. This will be CASH only.

Latest update from Nick, Julian and Ron and the organising team - News Link

Latest Camping Bulletin and Info - Here

Five days (do 1 or all 5) - Wed 27th to Sun 31st December. Five events — late afternoon Wed, early morning all other days. Multiple formats – long, middle, sprint and Mass Starts.  

Camping Available at Martinsville - Camping for tents and caravans available on private property. No power but other facilities. Go to Camping Option for full details and booking info.

Locations - Avondale University and Olney State Forest, Dooralong are 50 minutes from Terrigal and Rumbalara Reserve, Gosford is 15 minutes from Terrigal.


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