Coming Events

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
Newcastle Minor Bush Training

Sun 18 Jun 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #1, Wolfram
Livingstone State Conservation Area.

Sun 18 Jun 10:00 am
Bush event #4 Oakey Creek South
Oaky Creek South, Mullion State Forest.

Sun 18 Jun 10:30 am
Highlands Forest Series #1 - Welby
Welby, scale 1:7500

Sun 18 Jun 11:00 am
Bago forest Orienteering
Lasiandra Park, Cameron St, Wauchope.

Wed 21 Jun 9:30 am
Sydney South West Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships
Lake Alexandra, Mittagong.

Thu 22 Jun 6:00 pm
Coffs Winter Solstice Night-O
Brelsford Park.

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.

April 2023 Controller Workshop

A Controllers Workshop will be held in Sydney on Saturday 22 April 2023.

Update: The ONSW Controllers workshop in Sydney on Saturday 22 April 2023 will also contribute to accreditation for all orienteers wishing to become a L1 Controller. 

This L1/ L2 Controllers workshop is for all ONSW (and other state association) members, particularly those who are seeking L1 accreditation, or who are already accredited as a L1 or L2 Controller, as it will contribute towards your accreditation. It will also be relevant to those who intend to organise/set/control an event in 2023.

Target Groups
1. Any orienteer interested in being a L1 controller;  

  1. Current Level 1 Controllers wanting to progress to Level 2;
  2. Current Level 2 Controllers wanting to maintain their accreditation or progress to Level 3; and
  3. Any orienteer wanting to improve their knowledge of orienteering to help their performances improve.

Date: Saturday 22nd April 2023 from 9:00am- 4:00pm 
Location: ACPE, 10 Parkview Drive next to Sports House, Olympic Park. Lunch and morning tea provided.

Cost: $25 per attendee ($35 for non ONSW members). Clubs are encouraged to cover the cost of attendance for their members.
Facilitator: Nick Dent

Registration will be via Eventor. Open now!   

Program: The course will cover technical standards for planning orienteering events (as per the Level 1 and Level 2 Controller syllabuses):
1. Role of the Controller;
2. Event Planning- Course Planning;
3. Event Planning and Organisation;
4. Orienteering Mapping and Map Production;
5. Running an Event;
6. Fairness and Equity; and
7. Controller Accreditation Process.

In some sessions there will be presentation of information followed by practical lessons.
There will be preliminary reading and tasks that each participant will need to do. This will be
made available before the workshop, along with a more detailed Program.

For any more information please contact by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Easter 2023 Australian 3 Days

Easter 2023 Australian 3 Days

For all results click here.



Embargo 2023 NSW Champs

Embargo for 2023 NSW Orienteering Champs on 9 and 10 September 

Area: Breakfast Creek (Kandos/Rylstone area).

We would like this area embargoed.  

See website page for other embargo areas - link 

Thanks. Garingal Orienteers


Bluebottles Junior Orienteering Training Camp

See Eventor to for more information, contact Helen with any issues.

Accommodation and Food: Will be at Tocal College in the Hunter Valley.

Bedding will be dorm-style accommodation and all meals will be included in the cost of the camp (except for Day 1 lunch which you will be expected to bring with you).

Cost: The cost of the camp will be $350 for all participants. This does not include transport to and from the camp, or while at camp. It is hoped that we can car pool amongst participants to minimise costs of transport while on the camp. Note, you will need to enter (and pay for) the Sunday Newcastle event separately from entering the camp.

Helen O’Callaghan - ONSW Junior Squad Manager

Planned Program:
Thursday 20th April.
Drive to Newcastle area / 1.30pm: Orienteering Skills Training / Tocal – Getting to know each other, female orienteering heroes, team building.
Friday 21st
9am: Orienteering Skills Training / 12pm: Social activity / 4.30pm: Tocal – improving navigation, training programs, course setting then Tocal – night navigation
Saturday 22nd
9am: Orienteering Skills Training / 12pm: Social activity / 4.30pm:3.30pm: Orienteering Skills Training / 7.30pm Tocal – Presentation: Orienteering opportunities for girls and women
Sunday 23rd
8am: Race preparation / Packing to leave. / 10am: Newcastle event / Return home


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Major Events

 Schedule 2022 - 2026

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League



West Orienteering Series