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

School Championships

NSW Schools Orienteering Championships

All students are invited to enter this peak NSW event for school-aged students. There is no minimum standard and no qualification required. Students can choose from an A (moderate to hard) or B (easy) course.

All finishers in each age group at Regional Championships are encouraged to attend and compete at NSW Schools Championships.

The 2023 NSW Schools Orienteering Championships are to be hosted by Western Hills on the 26th & 27th of August 2023 at The Kings School, North Parramatta and the Sunday event at Mulgoa.

2023 Regional Schools Championships

Each year Orienteering NSW, under the supervision of the NSW Education Department’s School Sports Unit, conducts various regional schools championships.

Some are for primary and high school students, some are for high school students only.

In some regions ONSW conducts gala days - open to all schools.

Students do not need any orienteering experience to participate. They receive basic coaching at each event from ONSW volunteers.

The link under each region is to the information sheet for more details. Click here for a generic risk assessment relating to regional champs.

Entry spreadsheet for entries to 2023 Sydney North, Sydney West and Sydney South West Primary - RegionalSchoolsEntry2023 


Teacher tips on preparing students for regional school orienteering events - Click Link

Sydney West Schools Orienteering Championships Coaching Sessions for Students - Click Link


The dates for 2023 events are (click on blue links for information & flyers): 

Date Region Flyer Results
Tue May 9 Riverina (Wagga Wagga)   Here
Wed June 21 Sydney South West Secondary Schools Flyer  
Wed June 28 Sydney South West Primary Schools - Camden Flyer  

Tue July 25

Newcastle Hunter Schools Championships    
Wed Aug 2 Sydney West Primary A - Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside Flyer  
Thu Aug 3 Sydney West Primary B - Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside Flyer  
Fri Aug 4

Sydney West Secondary - Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside

Mon Aug 7 Sydney North (St Ives Showground) Flyer  
Sat Aug 26

NSW Schools Championships (Sprint) - (The Kings School, North Parramatta)

Sun Aug 27 NSW Schools Championships (Middle) - Mulgoa    
Oct 3-5 Australian championships (WA)  


Oct/Nov Armidale schools gala day (TBC)    


The number of regions conducting Championship events is growing every year with Sydney North added in 2011, the Riverina in 2012, and gala days on the South Coast and at Centennial Park in 2013. There are, however, still a few regions that don’t have a Schools Championship or gala day.

If you know of any teachers in the area who may be interested in co-ordinating an event, please ask them to contact ONSW.

Experienced ONSW people arrange everything; we just need a teacher to be the official Department of Education organiser.

Last updated 24th May 2023.



Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series