Although you are welcome to come and try orienteering at any event on the calendar, longer term involvement requires joining the Orienteering Association via your local club. To ensure you receive regular notification of coming events, social activities, training, results and general information of interest to orienteers you are invited to join the club of your choice.

2012 Membership

Option 1Join a club and pay by credit card using Online Membership.

Option 2 - Download and print the 2012 ONSW Membership Form (pdf) and return to Orienteering NSW by email or post and pay either by EFT or Cheque. Address and account details on the form.

Which Club to Join?

Where a club has a particular geographic identity, this is specified in the information section of the forms above. However, there is no requirement that you join the club in that area. Having friends in a club that does not identify itself with your area, for example, it is quite a valid reason for joining that club. Go to the Clubs page for more information about each club.

Membership Types

Family, Senior and Junior memberships cover full OANSW membership, a subscription to the national magazine "The Australian Orienteer", OANSW newsletters and event programs and qualification for entry to State and National Championships.

    • Family (F): up to 2 seniors living at the same address and any juniors who look to either adult as parent.
    • Senior (S): 21 years and over during the membership (calendar) year.
    • Junior (J): under 21 years during the membership (calendar) year.

Associate membership includes OANSW newsletters and event programs but not "The Australian Orienteer" or qualification for entry to State and National Championships.

    • Associate (A): can apply to families or individuals.

Club Membership Fees (2012)


Area/Speciality F S J A
Bennelong Northside North Sydney, Mosman, Manly, Warringah $55 $50 $35 $30
Big Foot Sydney (within 30 mins of Lane Cove) $54 $49 $34 $29
Central Coast Gosford, Wyong $55 $50 $35 $30
Garingal Northern Sydney, Ryde $55 $50 $35 $30
Renewing Garingal Members receive $15 Discount
Goldseekers Orange, Bathurst $60 $55 $35 $25
Illawarra Kareelah Wollongong, Nowra, Sutherland, St George $55 $50 $35 $30
Newcastle Newcastle and the Hunter Valley $55 $50 $25 $30
Northern Tablelands Armidale, Tamworth $65 $55 $37 $30
Southern Highlands Liverpool, Camden, Picton, Moss Vale $55 $50 $35 $30
Uringa Eastern Suburbs, inner western Sydney $58 $53 $38 $33
Waggaroos Riverina $55 $50 $35 $20
Western & Hills Parramatta, Penrith, Hills District $55 $50 $35 $20
Western Plains Dubbo region $55 $50 $35 $20
Mountain Devils Specialist Mountain Bike Orienteering Club $60 $55 $30 $40