Competition Rules and Sport Integrity

All orienteering events are run under International Orienteering Federation, Orienteering Australia and local rules as applicable. Refer to Orienteering Australia Operations Guide, or local rules in OV’s Organisers’ Toolkit

In addition, all participants are subject to our Fair Play, Code of Conduct and Member Protection policies.

Our events are SmokeFree.

Pets (dogs) may be brought to some events; check with the organiser or organising club first.

Play By The Rules

Play by the Rules ( provides free advice, resources and online training to help make sport safe, fair and inclusive. This national initiative is supported by Federal, State and Territory Governments.

Victoria Child Safe Resources

Safe and enjoyable sport and recreation experiences are the right of every child. Keeping children and young people safe is a priority and everyone’s responsibility.

All documentation can now be sourced from HERE

Fair Play Code Sport and Recreation Victoria

Orienteering Victoria and all clubs adhere to the Victorian Government Fair Play Code, the blueprint that sets out the standards of behaviour expected of everyone involved in sport and active recreation.

At the heart of the Fair Play Code (FPC) are five principles of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Safety and Fairness. These principles apply to everyone involved in orienteering in Victoria, no matter what role they play. Bad behaviour, violence, cheating and intimidation has no place in our sport.

Sport Integrity

Orienteering Victoria has adopted the Orienteering Australia National Integrity Framework.

Integrity Policies

If you have any concerns about how orienteering activities are conducted, or about inappropriate behaviour at orienteering events or activities, contact the Member Protection Officer.

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