Event Organiser Documents

All organisers must follow ONSW Organisers Rules (see section 4 of the ONSW Manual).

Landholder Guide

Insurance Certificates

Event Registration Templates (Risk Warnings, Waivers and Statements)

ONSW 2021 Membership Form

ONSW Event Levy Form

ONSW SSS Event Levy Form

Incidents and accidents – some guidance

Sports Medicine Australia:

Incident Report

The completed Incident Report Form should be sent to

Where a junior or a novice competitor from another club is involved, communication to the relevant club about the incident will enable that club to follow-up with reassurance and possibly coaching.

Significant incidents include:

If one or more of the following critical incidents has occurred, the ONSW and/or OA presidents would already have been alerted. Submission of an Incident Report Form is still required.

Sample Risk Management Plans

The linked Risk Management documents are intended as samples, rather than best practice. They should not be merely copied. Event organisers need to actively consider the risks that might occur at their event. ONSW notes that the samples mostly focus on safety. There are other risks associated with events, eg risks to land owners, child protection, risks to the organising club and the risk that courses are unfair and might be voided.

Environmental Impacts of Orienteering

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Documents

All applications for use of National Parks' land should go through the central office. Please contact the ONSW Office for more information.

For small events (<150 people). Links updated Nov 2019

Forestry Corporation of NSW Documents

ONSW makes an annual application to Forestry Corporation each year in January for the whole of the year and pays the Forest Permit Application Fee for the year - $413 inc GST for each year from 2016 to 2021. Please contact the ONSW Office for more information.