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.

Learn to Orienteer (OA New Brand)

Implementation of new Orienteering Australia Learn to Orienteer  

Beginner program for newcomers of all ages. 

Learn to Orienteer is a national program aimed at anyone who wants to start orienteering.

All ages are welcome – children, adults, and parents. Lessons are conducted in small groups.

We focus on different skills and give participants plenty of opportunities to have fun exploring techniques to build confidence in using a map to navigate.

See work in progress ONSW webpage.

Three of our clubs - Bush N Beach, Hastings Orienteers and Waggaroos have already shown interest.

Orienteering NSW Contacts - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Director) and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Coach).

Orienteering Australia Webpage 


2024 NSW MTBO Orienteering Championships


Bulletin 1 is now available for this major event in October. 

Entries in Eventor are open.

Enter all three events and get a discount and enter by 1st July to get the early bird discounts.


2024 Australian MTBO Carnival and Championships 17-20 OCTOBER in ACT

2024 Australian MTBO Carnival and Championships 17-20 OCTOBER in ACT!  

Only 189 days left until the main MTBO Event of 2024 - Australian MTBO Carnival and Championships!

BULLETIN 2 is now ready here.

It contains more details on our new Partners and Sponsors, first brief overview of terrains and many important logistics details.


Alivio Tourist Park became a Carnival Accomodation Partner and for all interstate and overseas participants they provide a 15% discount.

Min booking 2 nights and offer is available for all MTBOers from April until November. Please use an exclusive code "MTBO" while booking here: and book in advance.

We are very glad to have over 50 entries for each event (with more than 20 entries from New Zealand MTBOers already!!) 

Get your entries in, we are restricted to the first 250 entries.


Orienteering ACT MTBO Carnival page is ready, explore and enjoy:

Orienteering Australia MTBO Carnival website is ready, explore and enjoy:

Australian MTBO Carnival FB page is ready, share with Friends!

Marina on behalf of ACT MTBO Team🔥🚴 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Orienteering focus moves to the Southern Highlands this weekend!

Highland Forest Series - Penrose State Forest (Saturday, 13th April) and State League #4 (Sunday, 14th April)

Saturday SHOO Event - Assembly at Kingsbury VC Rest Area, Hume Motorway 2km south of the Sutton Forest service centre. 

See latest flyer here.

NSW Schools Team Selection: A special course (Schools Moderate) has been specifically set for the Junior Boys and Junior Girls as a selection trial for the NSW Schools team. Candidates for selection must enter this course, NOT the normal ‘moderate’ course. Senior Boys and Senior Girls should enter the Long Hard course.

Map: Penrose Forest North, 1:10,000
Facilities: limited toilets - recommended to use facilities at the Service Centre. 
This event is part of the SHOO Highlands Forest Series (4 events).
Courses: Long Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, Easy - suitable for beginners and Very Easy.

State League #4 is a Long Distance event at Snows Hills. Mayfield Cross Road, Mayfield. 

About 1 hour drive south of Goulburn and 1.5 hours east of Canberra. 

Beginners are welcome on Easy, Very Easy, Moderate courses and Enter on Day will be available at both events.

Have a weekend in the beautiful Southern Highlands.

The State League series points score page for 2024 is here and 

NSW Interclub 2024 Pointscore - Points, with Newcastle leading Western Hills and Big Foot in 3rd.


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