Operations Guide

The Operations Guide of Orienteering Australia provides the operational framework for orienteering within Australia.

About the guide

The Guide is a set of policies, guidelines and procedures to inform the day-to-day operations of orienteering across Australia for the administration and governance of the sport, the organisation and conduct of events, the delivery of performance programs and coaching, the building of relationships within and outside the orienteering community and enhancing opportunities to engage with the sport.

Documents within this Edition 6 of the Orienteering Australia Operations Guide supersede all previous editions.

Documents within the Guide are grouped by areas aligned to the Orienteering Australia Strategic Plan, that is, Organisation, Events, Performance, Relationships and Opportunities. Conduct and Disciplinary polices sit as a separate grouping within this Guide.

Documents related to Orienteering Australia’s compliance with the Sport Integrity Australia National Integrity Framework (NIF) are to the found under the Integrity page.

1.1 – Constitution – Nov 22

1.2 – Board Charter – Feb 23

1.3 – Directors Code of Conduct – Feb 23

1.4 – Procedures for Rules, Policies, Regulations and Standing Orders – Feb 23

1.5 – Standing Orders – Feb 23

1.6 – Duties of Officers – May 24

1.7 – Duties of Committees – Dec 23

1.8 – Duties of Commissions – Oct 23

1.9 – Selection Processes for Orienteering Australia Positions – May 23

1.10 – Distribution of Functions & Relations – OA, Member States & Clubs – Oct 23

1.11 – Affiliated Clubs – May 23

1.12 – Strategic Plan 2022-2025 – Apr 22

1.13 – Activity Plan 2024 – Mar 24

1.14 – Expenditure, Revenue – Budgets and Limits Policy – Jun 22

1.15 – Fees Payable by States in 2024 – May 24

1.16 – Funding of International Events in Australia Policy –  May 23

1.17 – Fundraising Events Policy – May 23

1.18 – The Whiteside Bequest Grant Application Process – May 24

1.19 – Risk Management Policy – Jun 24

1.20 – Management of Critical Incidents Policy – May 23

1.21 – Infectious Diseases Policy – Nov 22

1.22 – Gender Equity Policy – Oct 23

1.23 – Inclusion and Diversity Policy – Oct 23

1.24 – Transgender Policy – Oct 23

1.25 – Tobacco Liquor and Gambling Policy – Oct 23

1.26 – Privacy Policy – Oct 23

1.27 – Eventor Permission & Usage Policy – Oct 23

1.28 – Photography Policy – Mar 24

1.29 – Conflict of Interest Policy – NYA

2.1 – Competition Rules 2024 – Dec 23

2.2 – National Orienteering League Rules and Guidelines 2024 – Dec 23

2.3 – Oceania Championships Rules –  NYA

2.4 – AUS-NZL Challenge Rules – Dec 23

2.5 – AUS-NZL Elite Test Series Rules – Dec 23

2.6 – Australian Schools Championships Rules – Jun 24

2.7 – Australian Schools Championships Organisation Manual – NYA

2.8 – MTBO Competition Rules 2023 – May 23

2.9 – MTBO AUS-NZL Challenge Rules – Dec 23

2.10 – MTBO National Series Guidelines 2024 – Dec 23

2.11 – Guidelines for Major Carnivals – Jun 24

2.12 – Environmental Code of Practice  – Sep 23

2.13 – World Ranking Events – Application Process – NYA

2.14 – Participation in Multi-Sport Games – Jun 23

2.15 – Engaging a Mapper Guidelines – NYA

2.16 – Mapping of Rock Features – Jun 23

2.17 – Map Printing Policy – NYA

2.18 – Controller Accreditation Policy – Mar 24

2.19 – Controller Framework – Nov 22

2.20 – Level 1 Controller Syllabus and Course – Nov 22

2.21 – Level 2 Controller Syllabus and Course – Nov 22

2.22 – Level 3 Controller Syllabus and Course – Nov 22

2.23 – Level 1 Controller Syllabus and Course – MTBO – Nov 22

2.24 – Level 2 Controller Syllabus and Course – MTBO – Nov 22

3.1 – Australian Teams Policy – Oct 23

3.2 – Australian Teams (MTBO) Policy – Jan-24

3.3 – Team Leaders Policy – Mar 24

3.4 – Selection Appeals Policy – Nov 23

3.5 – Australian Teams Uniform Policy – NYA

3.6 – Coaching Accreditation – NYA

3.7 – Orienteering Australia Coaching Framework – Jan 22

3.8 – Orienteering Instructor Syllabus and Course – Jan 22

3.9 – Learn and Play Coach Syllabus and Course – Jan 22

3.10 – Competition Coach Syllabus and Course – Jan 22

3.11 – Performance Coach Syllabus and Course – Jan 22

3.12 – Australian Teams Donation Policy – Mar 24

4.1 – Branding Style Guide – Oct 23

4.2 – Communication Plan – NYA

4.3 – Social Media Policy – Oct 23

4.4 – Email Policy – Oct 23

4.5 – Sponsorship Policy – Oct 23

4.6 – The Australian Orienteer Policy – Oct 23

5.1 – Athlete of the Year – Jan 24

5.2 – The Silva Medal – Jan 24

5.3 – Elite Ranking Scheme – Mar 24

5.4 – Non-elite Ranking Scheme – Nov 22

5.5 – Recognition of Volunteer Contribution and Service – Mar 24

5.6 – Hall of Fame – Mar 24

5.7 – Badge Scheme – Mar 24

5.8 – Junior and Youth Participation Policy – Nov 23

5.9 – Participation Plan – Mar 24

Resources

Our code of conduct

Orienteering Australia values an inclusive and supportive sporting community. Our ethos informs us of our expected behaviours within our sport. "Our community brings our sport alive through inclusiveness, integrity, and sustainability."