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.

Late entries close tonight Sunday for ACT NOL next weekend!

Late entries close tonight for the Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics, which are National Orienteering League and ACT League events, and will be staged by Orienteering ACT next weekend.

Saturday 18 May, Wildfire Autumn Classics Day 1, Wee Jasper

National Orienteering League Round 4, Race #1 & ACT League #7

This is limestone karst terrain, unique in Australia. Although mostly open, the map is covered with intricate rock detail, which will make for a fast yet highly technical middle-distance race. The map, last used in August 2019, has been fully revised by Alex Davey. This will be a middle distance event for both National League and ACT League competitors. The existing map can be viewed here.

Sunday 19 May, Wildfire Autumn Classics Day 2, Awoonga

National Orienteering League Round 4, Race #2 & ACT League #8

This is spur/gully terrain and generally quite runnable and fast. Scattered rock features and large termite mounds cover much of the map. This will be a relay competition for National League competitors, ACT League competitors will have a middle distance. The existing map can be viewed here.

Further details for both events are available in Bulletin 1

Enter here by Sunday night.


New Board Member - Mikayla Enderby (Newcastle)

Mikayla is from Newcastle Orienteering Club and is a new member of the board. 

Her initial tasks include assisting with the Facebook and instagram pages for ONSW.

Mikayla started orienteering in 2010 and competed in her first national level competition in 2013. Since then, Mikayla has competed in every Australian Championship event and Australian 3 Day competition, and in the past 4 years most state and national leagues. 

Mikayla is currently a student in her second year at the University of Newcastle studying a Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Business. She is majoring in International Business and Marketing. 

Mikayla is also a mountain bike and orienteering coach.

Mikayla joined the board to learn more about how orienteering works, and to gain experience as a board member.

Apart from orienteering, Mikayla enjoys mountain bike riding, waterskiing and spending time at the beach.


NSW Success at NOL #3 QLD

This weekend just gone, National Orienteering League (NOL) #3 was held in Brisbane. 

The weekend started early with a training camp April 25th & April 26th and then on the Saturday April 27th the first event was held at Griffith Uni Nathan Campus and doubled as the QLD sprint champs. The campus was undergoing lots of construction, so the map had lots of red hatching on it. It made for interesting route choice did you take the long way round or weave through the construction.

The W20E was won by Nea Shingler from Big Foot & the M20E was won by Cooper Horley, Garingal.

In the M21E Alistair George was 3rd and Ewan Shingler 4th both from Big Foot.

Following this event many fueled at Mt Gravatt lookout, the 2nd event was at John Paul College which was the relays and a public race.

Both the NSW Junior and Senior teams were winners in tight race. It proved to be a good spectacle for those watching on.

A social event was held that evening on the Northside of Brisbane River.

The Second day of the event was a Knockout sprint at Wellington Point state school & Alexandra Hills state school & Tafe Campus.

The outright winners at the end of the day were Nea Shingler & Cooper Horley.

The final NOL Event will move into the ACT bush on May 18 & 19 and online entries close on the 10th May. 

International Team News

Well done to Alvin Craig & Oskar Mella (Newcastle Orienteering Club)
Cooper Horley (Garingal Orienteers)
Sam Woolford & Jamie Woolford (Reserve) (Bush n Beach Orienteering Club)
Nea Shingler (Big Foot Orienteers) and Erika Enderby (Newcastle)
ONSW wishes all the team the best of luck for the carnival to be held in 🇨🇿

April 2024 Orienteering NSW Policy and Manual Updates

The following Orienteering NSW policy and Manual documents have been updated today on the website:

Orienteering NSW - ONSW Manual

4.4 Organisers Rules Foot Orienteering;  

1.10 ONSW Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy – new name and content;

1.10 Appendix D ONSW Child and Young Person Safe Commitment Statement - new;

1.11 ONSW Code of Conduct– complete revision; and 

8.5 Junior Team Officials Appointment Policy - abolished.

These documents below document the changes that have been made:

Manual update Advice 4.4 Organisers Rules Foot O 2024 04 23.pdf

Manual Update Advice Child Safety Policies 2024 04 23.pdf

Date: 30th April 2024.


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