The Operational Manual of Orienteering Australia is a working document that provides guidance for the management and administration of orienteering within Australia. The index to the current manual is displayed below.

All current sections of the operational manual are available to download in pdf format — see the links below to download individual sections.

If you find errors or omissions on this page please contact Executive Officer.


Operational Manual  (5th Edition) Feb-15


1.1 Constitution Mar-16
1.2 Standing Orders Mar-08
1.3 Procedures for Rules, Regulations, Standing Orders Dec-15
1.4 Duties of Officers and Committees Mar-08
1.5 Orienteering Australia-State relations Nov-15
1.6 Selection Processes for Orienteering Australia positions Nov-15
1.7 Distribution of Functions Mar-08
1.8 Guidelines for Reports Mar-08
1.9 E-mail Communications Policy Mar-08
1.10 Limits on Expenditure Mar-08
1.11 Fees payable by states in 2020 May-20
1.12 Entry Fees for International Orienteering Events Jul-08
1.13 Funding of International Events in Australia Mar-08
1.14 Loans from Major Event Fund Mar-08
1.15 Gender Equity Policy Oct-15
1.16 Volunteer Recognition including Services Awards Mar-08
1.17 Risk Management Policy Aug-08
1.18 Member Protection Policy (MPP) Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachments B1 ~ B8 – Codes of Conduct and Member Declaration Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B1 – General Code of Conduct Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B2 – Coach Code of Conduct Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B3 – Officials Code of Conduct Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B4 – Player / Athlete Code of Conduct Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B5 – Administrator / Volunteer Code of Conduct Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B6 – Parent / Guardian Code of Conduct Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B7 – Spectator Code of Conduct Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment B8 – Member Code of Conduct Declaration Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachments C1 ~ C2 – Employment Screening / WWC Check Requirements Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment C1 – Member Protection Declaration Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment C2 – Working with Children Check Requirements Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachments D1 ~ D4 – Complaint Handling Procedures Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment D1 – Complaints Procedure Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment D2 – Mediation Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment D3 – Investigation Procedure Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment D4 – Tribunal Procedure Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachments E1 ~ E5 – Reporting Requirements, Documents & Forms Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment E1 – Record of Informal Complaint Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment E2 – Record of Formal Complaint Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment E3 – Handling an Allegation of Child Abuse Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment E4 – Confidential record of child abuse allegation Sept-20
1.18 MPP Attachment E5 – Record of Mediation Sept-20
1.19 Privacy and Eventor Permission & Usage Policy Apr-20
1.20 Conflict Resolution Aug-08
1.21 Appeals Mar-16
1.22 Infectious Diseases Policy Aug-08
1.23 Tobacco/Hard Liquor Policy Aug-08
1.24 Official Orienteering Australia Badges Aug-08
1.25 Inclusion Policy Dec-09
1.26 Match-fixing policy June-13
1.27 Management of critical incidents Mar-16
1.28 Fundraising events Sep-17
1.29 Social Media Policy Apr-18
1.30 Conflict of Interest Policy Sep -19
1.31 Child Safe Sport Framework Oct-20
1.32 Strategic Plan 2019-2021 Apr-19
1.33 Transgender Policy Sep-20
1.34 Director Code of Conduct Sep-20
1.35 Hall of Fame Feb-21


2.1 OA Foot Competition Rules 2019 Sept-19
2.1a OA Control Descriptions for Orienteering Feb-18
2.1b ISOM 2017 Map Symbols Aug-20
2.1c ISSOM 2007 Sprint Map Symbols Aug-20
2.2 2021 National League Guidelines Jan-21
2.2a 2021 NOL Special Arrangements Jan-21
2.3 Guidelines for Major Carnivals Reserved
2.4 Australian University Championships Aug-08
2.5 Australian Schools Championships (Competition Rules) Aug-20
2.5a Australian Schools Organisational Manual Jun-20
2.6 MTBO Rules and Guidelines Nov-18
2.7 Affiliated Clubs Jul-08
2.8 Guidelines for Engaging a Mapper Aug-08
2.9 Mapping of Rock Featutes Apr-14
2.10 Mapping – Digital Printing Policy Aug-08
2.11 Use of Information Technology Reserved
2.12 Oceania Championships Rules Jun-12
2.13 AUS-NZL Challenge Rules Foot Jun-12
2.14 AUS-NZL Elite Test Series Rules Apr-08
2.15 AUS-NZL Schools Test Series Rules Reserved
2.16 Reporting of Serious Injuries and Incidents Reserved
2.17 Silva Medal Aug-08
2.18 Elite Ranking Scheme Dec-10
2.19 Non-elite Ranking Scheme Aug-08
2.20 Participation in Multi-Sport Game Aug-08
2.21 AUS-NZL MTBO Challenge Rules (June 2017) Jun-12
2.22 World Ranking Events – Application Process Feb -20


3.1 The Australian Orienteer  Aug-08
3.2 Sponsorship Policy Mar-08
3.3 Promoting Orienteering Mar-08
3.4 Junior Sports Policy Aug-08


4.1 Administration of Coaching and Officiating Accreditation Jan-09
4.2 Coaching Accreditation – Level 1 Aug-08
4.3 Coaching Accreditation – Levels 2 and 3 Reserved
4.4 Controller Accreditation Levels 1 and 2 Aug-08
4.5 Controller Accreditation – Level 3 and International Orienteering Federation Event Advisor Reserved


5.1 Australian Teams Jan-09
5.2 World Championships Teams Mar-08
5.3 Junior World Championships Teams Mar-12
5.4 MTBO World Championships Teams Aug-08
5.5 Team Management Aug-08
5.6 Team Coaching Aug-08
5.7 National Senior Squad Aug-08
5.8 National Junior Squad Aug-08
5.9 National MTBO Squad Aug-08
5.10 National Junior Development Squad Aug-08
5.11 Talent Identification Policy Aug-08
5.12 Orienteering Australia Anti-Doping policy Dec-20
5.13 National Training Centre Reserved
5.14 Athlete of the Year Aug-08
5.15 Selection Appeals (interim) Mar-16