As a measure of your club and your Union’s support to players and officials, Rugby Australia has arranged insurance cover for your benefit and risk protection.
Rugby Australia has arranged the Rugby AU Sports Injury and Liability Insurance Plan on behalf of our Member Unions, their Affiliate Unions, Clubs and Referee Associations.
All participants (Players, Coaches, Officials) must be registered with the Rugby Australia in order to obtain coverage under the plan.
All Clubs affiliated with Rugby Australia and/or the various Member Unions are automatically covered under the plan annually.
Participation in the plan is compulsory for all Clubs competing in competitions managed by Rugby Australia and/or Member Unions, and a National Participant Insurance Levy is payable by participants upon registration.
Whilst the plan provides basic levels of cover for players and others participating in Rugby, it is not all encompassing (this is necessary to keep the cost of insurance affordable for players) and does not seek to replace the need for private health and other insurances.
Rugby Australia encourages all players and officials to take out their own private health insurance, life insurance and ‘Top Up’ coverage over and above the coverage provided under this plan.
Gow-Gates can assist in regard to ‘Top Up’ insurance and other insurance requirements.
Capacity exists under the Rugby Australia 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.
Additionally, groups of persons (referred to as ‘Entity Teams’) who wish to play and train but not necessarily form, or be part of, a Club, regular Competition or Sanctioned Event, may obtain insurance provided that they meet certain requirements.
Event & Entity Teams sanctioning guidelines
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 relevant Laws and Policies. Unions are authorised to sanction events, tournaments and matches which are conducted within their respective jurisdictions.
The following sanctioning documents are available for download:
Rugby Australia Event Sanctioning Guidelines 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.
Rugby Australia Event Sanctioning Application is 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.
Rugby Australia Entity Team Sanctioning Guidelines provides detailed information about the requirements for sanctioning, what is required to satisfy the guidelines and how an Entity Team goes about meeting these standards.
Rugby Australia Entity Team Sanctioning Application is to be completed by the Entity Team and submitted to Rugby Australia for sanctioning approval 30 days prior to the start of training/ playing.
Rugby Australia Registration Form to be completed for all Player, Non-Playing Member and Match Official registrations.
The Rugby Australia Rugby Insurance Plan website is provided so that players/parents & club administrators throughout Australia have immediate access to information on the policy benefits, procedures and resources of the insurance plan, including; policy details, coverage, claims information, Rugby risk management and FAQs.
Additional Club Property Insurance is also available for interested Clubs.