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 2019 Feb-19
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 Mar-18
1.19 Privacy Policy Aug-17
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


2.1 2.1 OA Foot Competition Rules 2018 May-18
2.1a OA Control Descriptions for Orienteering Feb-18
2.2 2015 National League Guidelines Feb-15
2.3 Guidelines for Major Carnivals Reserved
2.4 Australian University Championships Aug-08
2.5 Australian Schools Championships Apr-19
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 Aug -19
2.22a Appendix to 2.22 – WRE Application Form for submission to OA Aug-19


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 effective 1 January 2015 Dec-14
5.13 National Training Centre Reserved
5.14 Athlete of the Year Aug-08
5.15 Selection Appeals (interim) Mar-16