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 Nov-22
1.17 Risk Management Policy Aug-08
1.18 Member Protection Policy (MPP) Sept-20
1.18 Codes of Conduct
Working with Children requirements Complaints Procedure Child Abuse Procedure
1.18 B1 – General Code of Conduct C1 – Member Protection Declaration D1 – Complaints Procedure E1 -Record of Informal Complaint
1.18 B2 – Coach Code of Conduct C2 – Working with Children Check Requirements D2 – Mediation E2 – Record of Formal Complaint
1.18 B3 – Officials Code of Conduct
D3 – Investigation Process E3 – Procedure for Handling Allegations of Child Abuse
1.18 B4 – Player/Athlete Code of Conduct D4 – Tribunal Procedures E4 – Confidential Record of Child Abuse Allegation
1.18 B5 – Administrator/Volunteer Code of Conduct E5 – Record of Mediation
1.18 B6 – Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct
1.18 B7 – Spectator Code of Conduct
1.18 B8 – Member Code of Conduct Declaration
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 Directors Code of Conduct Sep-20
1.35 Hall of Fame Nov-22


2.1 OA Foot Competition Rules 2022 Mar-21
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 2022 National League Guidelines Mar-22
2.3 Guidelines for Major Carnivals Reserved
2.4 Australian University Championships Reserved
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 Features Sep 22
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   (superseded)
4.5 Controller Accreditation – Level 3   (superseded)
xx Controller Framework Nov-22
xx L1 Foot Controller Curriculum Nov-22
xx L2 Foot Controller Curriculum Nov-22
xx L3 Foot Controller Curriculum Nov-22
xx L1 MTBO Controller Curriculum Nov-22
xx L2 MTBO Controller Curriculum Nov-22
xx Foot Controller Accreditation Form Nov-22
xx MTBO Controller Accreditation Form


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


1 National Integrity Framework Feb-22
2 Member Protection Policy Mar-22
3 Improper Use of Drugs and Medicine Policy Mar-22
4 Competition Manipulation and Sports Wagering Policy Mar-22
5 Complaints Disputes and Discipline Policy Mar-22
6 Child Safeguarding Policy Mar-22