We invite you to join Nelson Orienteering Club and existing members to renew their membership. Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December annually. You can join any time of the year but you need to register early to get the most out of discounted event fees (see below).

Benefits of membership

Member's rate to all events.

Member's rates for maps, training sessions and reciprocal rights with other New Zealand orienteering clubs.

Affiliation to Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) – the national orienteering federation who promote and encourage the sport throughout New Zealand.

2024 Member

Family* - $90.00
Senior - $45.00
Junior - $30.00

*A family is two seniors (21 or older) and any number of juniors.

Membership application and payment

We, along with all the other orienteering clubs in NZ have moved to an electronic membership database that is hosted by ONZ. The purpose of the new database is to simplify membership management and membership reporting.

ONZ needs to collect membership information to:

  • comply with the Incorporated Societies Act 1908
  • provide information to Sport NZ, to support our Community Sport Investment
  • set the annual club affiliation fee, and
  • most importantly for our club members it provides details on all the people (including all people within a Family) who have joined

Moving to an online database will ensure ONZ gets consistent membership information in a timely manner and clubs will no longer need to fill in membership returns. Clubs will have access to their members information through their club portal. ONZ will be able to access all club portals and all members information. Clubs cannot see members information from other clubs. Members can only see their own information.

Please submit your details online via the link -  When completing a Family Membership you must create an account for each person and enter all their details. Please then email the club at and state who is the "Primary Adult" and list the names of whole family. This allows us to link the family together in the background so we can easily track and reconcile payments. You will be sent an email with the invoice details, club bank account and also a Reference to use when paying.


The club has no employees to run our events for us, we rely on members volunteering to help out.

As a club member, you are expected to help at least at one event during the year.  It's normally only a couple of hours, you get free entry for that event and you will still be able to do a course at some stage of the day.