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  
    PREFACE   Dec-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 2023   Feb-23  
  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  
  2.23 Controllers’ Report Proforma   Dec-22  


  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   Jan-23  
  xx MTBO Controller Accreditation Form   Jan-23  
  xx How to sign a PDF form   Jan-23  


  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  

Conduct and Disciplinary 

    Conduct and Disciplinary Policy   Oct-22  
  168.10 Review and Appeals Policy   Oct-22  
  168.11 Code of Conduct   Oct-22  
  168.12 Personal Grievances Policy   Oct-22