Policy Register

The Australian Rugby Union have developed the following ARU policies to provide players, administrators and any other entities involved in Rugby an additional reference for issues, that are outside the scope of the Laws of the Game and in addition to the IRB Regulations.

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Policy Register of the Australian Rugby Union, as of 28 August 2014.


Code of Conduct                   

ARU Code of Conduct By-Law

Expectations of Behaviour Guidelines   


Anti-Doping Code            

Anti-Doping - Get Educated             

Athlete Biological Passport for Australian Athletes            

ARU Sports Supplement Policy 

WARNING: Methylhexaneamine                  

Medical Policy      


Illicit Drugs 

Illicit Drugs in Sport                         

Illicit Drug and Alcohol Prevention 

ARU Drug & Alcohol Educational Resources             

Illicit Drugs Policy (pdf - 195kb)


Member Protection  

Member Protection Policy (inc. Child Protection, Anti-Discrimination, Harassment, & Pregnancy Policies)   


Age Grade / Senior Rugby   

Junior Age Limits                      

Pathway Pathway Policy (pdf - 47kb)

Maximum Playing Time (pdf - 123kb)

Mixed Gender Policy (pdf - 32kb)            

Two Year Window Policy   

Senior Rugby Policy      


Event Sanctioning 

ARU Event Sanctioning Guidelines & Application


Game Regulations            

ARU Registration Form (pdf - 165kb)          

Australian Standard - Sports Lighting Criteria

Players Suspended from Other Sports (pdf - 64kb) 

Player Transfer to New Union    


Work Health and Safety          

ARU Medical and Safety Recommendations                        

ARU Concussion Guidance         

Serious Injury Report and Protocol                   

Insurance Scheme Policy (pdf - 30kb)

SmartRugby Policy (pdf - 34kb)                             

Blood Policy (pdf - 2kb)                        

Rugby Goggles (IRB Global Law Trial)     



Permission to Tour Application            

Sports Visa (Temporary Work Visa Applications)                                               

ARU Welfare Fund            

Charity Request Policy   

Privacy Policy    

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