Event sanctioning ensures that all rugby union events, tournaments and matches played in Australia are conducted in a safe and professional manner, and comply with the respective International Rugby Board (IRB) Laws of the Game & Regulations, and Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Law Variations and By-Laws & Policies.
All Rugby Union events, tournaments, and matches conducted outside regular approved competitions and/or other representative matches/programs must receive formal sanctioning approval.
State/Territory Unions are authorised to sanction events, tournaments and matches which are conducted within their respective jurisdictions.
The following sanctioning documents are available for download:
ARU Memo - ARU Event Sanctioning (pdf - 332kb) - Event Sanctioning Guidelines, Application and Special Event Insurance.
ARU Event Sanctioning Guidelines (pdf - 210kb) - Provides detailed information about the requirements for sanctioning, what is required to satisfy the guidelines and how an Event Organiser goes about meeting these standards.
ARU Event Sanctioning Application (pdf - 533kb) - To be completed by the Event Organiser and submitted to the respective State/Territory Union for sanctioning approval 30 days prior to the start date of the event, tournament or match.
Download the ARU Registration Form (pdf - 104kb)
ARU Sports Injury and Liability Insurance - Summary of Cover (pdf - 81kb) - Capacity exists under the ARU Insurance Plan to extend cover to Sanctioned Events on a one off or short term basis. The policy can only be extended with sanctioning approval of the respective State/Territory Union. For more information contact Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers.
For further information on event sanctioning contact your local State/Territory Union - contact details are available in the Event Sanctioning Guidelines & Application.