Organising Park and Street events - guidelines, hints and rules

This page will provide course setters and other organisers with the information needed to run a successful Park And Street event.  Although written primarily for the successful and larger Melbourne series, the information should also assist organisers of regional and growing StreetO series.


Safety First

Organisers should make themselves familiar with the Emergency Procedures for ParkStreet Events which will apply to these events

Incident report form (Word) to be completed and forwarded to Orienteering Victoria asap in the event of a safety incident

Orienteering Australia Public Liability Insurance Certificates are in the Organisers Toolkit.

Current Course Setting Guides

The Park and Street course setting guides comprise four documents.  Choose the correct series-specific guide for your event from section 1; then use EACH of the three guides in section 2, which apply to all events.

Section 1 - Series Specific Guides - choose the one for your event

Course Setting Guidelines Tuesday Autumn Series_V2.01.pdf - March 2017 update

Course Setting Guidelines Monday Winter Series_V1_02 - April 2016 update

Course Setting Guidelines Winter Series Wednesday and Saturday_V1.07

Course Setting Guidelines Summer Series Monday Wednesday Thursday_V1.07

Course Setting Guidelines for Summer Series Tues_V2_170607.pdf

Section 2 - All Events - use all three guides

Preparing the event map_V2.01.pdf

Event Day Guidelines_V1.01

Course Setting Checklist_V1.01

Enduro Events

Please use these guidelines for course setting and organising an urban EndurO event.  Please note they were revised in May 2016 for the changes from 75 mins to 90 mins for the Short course, and changes to answer format from multiple choice to Yes or No.

EndurO guidelines 2016

Rules for Park and Street orienteering

Power Walking Technique Notice and Report Form

Code of Conduct

Orienteering Victoria and affiliated clubs have adopted Sport and Recreation Victoria's Code of Conduct for Community Sport. 

The Code of Conduct

Every person; spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:

  • inclusion of every person regardless of their age, gender or sexual orientation
  • inclusion of every person regardless of their race, culture or religion
  • opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the sport and develop to their full potential
  • respect is shown towards others, the club and the broader community
  • a safe and inclusive environment for all
  • elimination of violent and abusive behaviour
  • protection from sexual harassment or intimidation

    This Code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.

    Click here to view a video presentation and to access a number of excellent resources provided by SRV.  We strongly encourage all participants to watch the video and utilise the resources.

    Detailed information can be found in the full Member Protection Policy (Section 1.18 of the Orienteering Australia Operational Manual).

    If you have a complaint against any other person as a result of orienteering activities please contact the Victorian Member Protection Officer or Orienteering Australia Executive Officer for further assistance.


    Entry fees

    ... are, in effect,  per control card


    • Carer with disabled person(s) = 1 control card = 1 fee
    • Family (parent(s) and children) compete together handing in one "Group" control card  = 1 (adult) fee
    • Scout patrol competes together handing in one "Group" control card = 1 (junior) fee
    • two competitors run with each other but each has their own control card = 2 fees
    • Father walks with son and each have their own control card = 2 fees (one adult; one junior)


    Rule extracts

    Some of the most important rules are listed in the Park and Street Orienteering Etiquette document


    Rule arbitration

    Most of the StreetO rules have been collated and documented by former Orienteering Victoria President, Ian Dodd, who is happy to advise in individual circumstances.