There are many rules and regulations that govern archery at competitions. There are so many that both World Archery and Archery Australia have huge books devoted to them – but don’t worry, you don’t need to read all of them! Many govern the way competitions are run and so only organisers need to be aware of those; many are for the judges; and there are different rules for the different types of archery – Target, Field, Clout, Flight, and Indoor, so if you only do Target then you don’t need to know the rest.
At the bottom of this page are links to the full rule books (both World Archery and Archery Australia) just in case you need to know more.
Archery Australia Shooting Rules World Archery Rules