Coming Events

Thu 9 Feb 5:00 pm
Bruce Browning Oval
Taylor St (north)

Fri 10 Feb 9:30 am
NSW Seniors Festival: Balmain
Birrung Park, Balmain.

Fri 10 Feb 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Summer Series #2
Cook Park

Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SHOO's Summer Saturdays #5 - Liquidamber Reserve, Narellan Vale
Sat 11 Feb 9:00 am
SOS Term 1 Pass (Explorer Pass)

Sat 11 Feb 9:30 am
Saturday Orienteering Series 3D - Frenchs Forest
Mimosa Public School, Frenchs Forest (courses also extend into Davidson High School)

Sun 12 Feb 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 11 - Erina
Erina Oval, Ilya Ave, Erina.

Sun 12 Feb 10:00 am
Illawarra Map Running #2 - Fairy Meadow
Guest Park, Cambridge Avenue, Fairymeadow

Wed 15 Feb 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #20 Belrose
County Road Field, Belrose.
Wed 15 Feb 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series - #17 Elermore Vale
Elermore Vale

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 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 


West Sydney Sunday morning orienteering

Sunday morning orienteering continues on January 15th from 9:30am at West Pennant Hills. 

See links below under Map to enter and more information, entries close midnight Saturday. 

2023 Western Sydney Orienteering Series:

Jan 15


West Pennant Hills


Jan 22

Auburn Parks




2022 Rookie of the Year

The Rookie of the Year Award is presented to a new orienteer with limited orienteering experience (up to two seasons) showing improvement in competition standard.

While Stephanie Nicholls (Garingal Orienteers) orienteered early in her life during her school days, she didn’t continue. 

She returned in 2021 and started adult orienteering with intensity! 

Stephanie topped Women’s Open B (moderate) in the 2022 NSW State League.

She also won the 2022 Metro League Individual Medal for Division 6.

Feeling prepared now to take on the challenge of more Hard courses in 2023, she has already competed in W50A in two sprint events. 

Pictured at Christmas 5-Days presentation ONSW President Robyn Pallas, Stephanie Nicholls


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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series