The information provided here will help you organise a successful event.

If you would like to learn more, Orienteering Tasmania sends out a monthly (approximately) Technical Newsletter to interested people. If you wish to subscribe to receive this newsletter please contact the Editor - Lindsay Pender. You can find past articles included in the newsletter here.

Covid-19 Safety

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COVID-19 Safety Plan Feb 2022

Assists Tasmanian orienteering organisers and participants return safely to orienteering competition

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Orienteering Rules

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Competition Rules (OA) March 2021 Foot orienteering rules for the Australian Orienteering Championships, the Australian 3-Days and State Championships Download
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Organising Guides

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Event Organisation Guidelines READ FIRST Jan 2022 The guidelines refer to a number of other documents. These are listed below. Download
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Event Series and Types Guidelines January 2022

Overview of event types and course descriptions

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Southern Event Organisation Guide June 2022

A brief guide for people organising events in the south.

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Southern Twilight Series - Organiser Role Descriptions Feb 2021

Who does what in the Southern Twilight series

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Tas School Champs Organisation Guide May 2021 The ins and outs of organising a Schools Championships Download
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Setting Courses

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Course Planning Guidelines Dec 2020 The art of setting challenging but fair courses Download
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CONDES Tips November 2021 Helpful when preparing to print maps, but also worth reading before starting with Condes Download
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OST Class and Course Groupings for Condes April 2022

Import this into Condes BEFORE you design your OST courses

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Championship Class and Course Groupings for Condes April 2022

Import this into Condes BEFORE you design your Championship courses

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Southern Twilight Series - Course Planning Guidelines April 2019 A targeted guide for twilight event course planners Download
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Relay Orienteering - Methods & Organisational Guidance for Organisers Old! Confused about how to structure a relay course. Try this document! Download
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Permission, Access & Safety

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Event Safety Policy Aug 2019 Mandatory reading before conducting an event Download
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Competitor Search Procedure July 2021

How to organise a search

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What do do if it's raining July 2021

Advice on running an event in the rain

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Cancellations Policy Dec 2020

Guidelines on when to cancel an event

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Insurance Certificate of Currency 2022

preferred document to provide to land owners, land managers, councils, authorities and institutions when requesting access/event permission

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Insurance Certificate of Currency Interested Parties 2022

only provide this document if a landholder wishes to see that they are named in the list of counterparties

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Template Letter to Landowner seeking access Current Download
Events on PWS-managed land July 2022

Communication with PWS managers including email template

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Parks & Wildlife Service Agreement 2022 Read this if event is on land controlled by Parks & Wildlife Download
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Health and Safety Risk Assessment July 2022

A generic orienteering event risk assessment

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Schools Orienteering Risk Assessment Form Nov 2018

Risk Assessment for Orienteering for Sporting Schools when not on school grounds.

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Risk Assessment Form for Orienteering Current Review this prior to the event Download

Preparing Information About Your Event

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OST Courses & Championship Classes Jan 2022

Quick guide to OST courses and Championship classes

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Event Information Template For Eventor Oct 2022 Complete this and send it to the email addresses listed at the top of the template Download
Todays Event Information Oct 2022 To be publicly displayed on the "sandwich board" at the event Download

On the Day of the Event

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Registration Desk Tasks June 2022

How to run the registration desk at a local event

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Orienteering Waiver June 2019 To be publicly displayed on the "sandwich board" at the event. Download
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Incident Report Template August 2020 If a significant incident occurs at your event, complete this form and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Download