Code Of Conduct

Overarching principles of the Code of Conduct:

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the hobby, promoting fair play over winning at any cost.
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the hobby.
  • Treat each person as an individual and with respect.
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the hobby.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and administrators in the conduct of the hobby.
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years.
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions (both at club events and when using online forums – such as RC-Tech and Facebook etc.).
  • Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment.
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours.

Responsibility of participants:

  • Give your best at all times.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.


Responsibility of parents:

  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
  • Help each participant reach their potential - respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage with positive and supportive feedback.
  • Encourage children to participate and have fun.
  • Focus on the child’s effort and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake.


Responsibility of officials:

  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
  • Be consistent and impartial when making decisions.
  • Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all people.
  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the hobby as a whole.
  • Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly.
  • Conduct your responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence.
  • Do not allow prejudice, conflict of interest or bias to affect your objectivity.


Responsibility of spectators:

  • Respect the performances and efforts of all people.
  • Reject the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, parents, officials or participants.


Definition of a breach of the Code of Conduct:

  • Verbal abuse (including swearing) of any other participant.
  • Physical abuse of any other participant.
  • Bullying or intimidation of any other participant.
  • Failure to comply with the direction of an official or administrator.
  • Bringing the club or hobby into disrepute (including comments made on social media).


  • First offence – you will be stripped of your fastest time of day.
  • Second offence – you will be asked to leave the race meeting.
  • Third offence – you will be banned from the track for a period of time to be determined by the Club Committee.

Assessment of breaches:

  • Once a breach of the code of conduct is proven to have occurred, the relevant penalty will apply immediately.
  • Breaches will be recorded against the participants record and do not expire (i.e. if a participant has had a previous breach and re-offends, this is counted as the second offence).