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