Overseas Team Touring

To gain approval from the Rugby Australia for Permission to Tour Australia, your club/team/school will be required to submit the following documentation to the Australian Rugby Union (either via National Union or directly to the ARU)

  1. Written approval for Permission to Tour via your National Union (this must be on official National Union letterhead), and
  2. A complete Tour Itinerary outlining ALL MATCHES TO BE PLAYED (including age grade of touring team (eg: U12's), opposition team/s, dates and venues).

Only upon receipt of the documents as outlined above will the ARU contact the relevant State Union(s) within Australia for their approval.

If the State Union(s) have no objections, the ARU will sanction approval for Permission to Tour and send confirmation (in writing) to your National Union (and the club/team/school if submitted directly to the ARU).

Please do not leave this to the last minute, as the process will take some time. Note: if approval to tour is not received prior to arrival in host country, the National Union may not sanction games to be played in their union.

For further information, please contact your National Union on their procedures regarding applying for Permission to Tour.


Completed applications for Permission to Tour and requests for further information contact:

Laura Giblett

+61 8 8945 1444

+61 2 8005 5681

c/-Australian Rugby Union
PO Box 115
St Leonards NSW 1590

Please keep us informed of your progress and contact the Northern Territory Rugby Union if you need any assistance.