If you have an incident you would like to report to Rugby Australia please use the appropriate drop down below.
For child protection and sexual harassment matters please note only the Rugby Australia Integrity Team and relevant Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) from your union can view your details. All other incident types will be sent to your State Union representative and competition manager of the competition you select in the incident form.
What’s New in 2018?
Rugby Australia Player Welfare and Safety Initiatives 2018
• Rugby Australia Code of Conduct
‒ An individual code for each group of participants including Players, Coaches, Match Officials, Administrators, Parents and Spectators
• Safety Policy and Participation Policy
‒ renewed focus on safe, inclusive and fair participation
‒ new procedures for Age Dispensation, Senior Rugby Dispensation and Mixed Gender Dispensation
Australian Rugby Code of Conduct: There are a number of associated policies, codes and guidelines referenced in the Code of Conduct that all participants in Australian Rugby are bound by. It is important that you familiarise yourself with these participation requirements. These policies and codes are constantly evolving to meet contemporary issues within the sport and as such are updated from time to time. A number of these policies, if breached, may result in action pursuant to this Code. The key policies you need to know are:
Safety Policy: The safety of all participants must be the primary consideration in all participation decisions, overriding all other considerations.
Participation Policy: Rugby should be safe, inclusive and fair. Every effort must be made for Rugby participants with broadly compatible physical development in conjunction with ability and/or experience to play with and against each other. The Participation Policy (and the associated dispensation procedures) cover age, senior rugby, mixed gender, gender identity and disability.
Australian Rugby Disciplinary Rules: Were introduced in 2016 with the aim of ensuring consistency and uniformity in the way disciplinary procedures are administered in the community game across Australia. After considerable feedback and consultation in 2016, the Rules have been updated and improved in 2017. See the below links to the Rules, a brief Overview and a summary of key changes from 2016 to 2017:
Additionally, there are a number of other national policies that Participants are bound by that contain their own disciplinary regimes. The key policies you need to know are:
Similarly, the following policies, whilst not binding on non-professional participants in Australian Rugby, provide guidance on Rugby Australia's position on a number of important issues in sport. Please see the links below for more information:
A full set of Rugby Australia's codes and policies are listed below.
Rugby Australia Medical & Safety Guidelines
Serious Injury Protocol/ Report
Smart Rugby Policy
Match Day Inspection Checklist
ARF Welfare Fund
World Rugby Heat Guidelines
World Rugby Lightning Safety Guidelines
WADA Prohibited List 2018
ASADA Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Sports Lighting - Australian Standard
Rugby Goggles Policy
Laws of the Game
Alcohol Code of Conduct
ARU Registration Regulations 2017
Players Suspended from other sports
ARU Inclusion Policy
Rugby Australia New Club /Organisation and Name Change Form
Application for Tour Overseas
Sports Visa Endorsement Application
ARU Charity Request Policy