Rules, Terms and Conditions

By agreeing to enter into WACTF, the organisers have ultimate say over whether your conduct is appropriate and reserve the right to remove you from the competition, and potentially (with the aid of friendly phys sec folk) the venue if your behaviour is deemed truly unacceptable. We don’t expect to need to do this, but occasionally people do stupid things and we need to look out for everyone here, so having this provides us with coverage. The overall aim is to provide a friendly and accommodating environment for people to test out and learn some hacking skills, meet and engage with people with similar interests and have a good couple of days. If we feel that anyone’s getting in the way of this for others, we (the organisers) will likely have a chat to them.

So in short, don’t be a jerk and we’ll all get along fine.

The below covers off the main points around WACTF. It’s not an exhaustive list, but it gives you an idea of things are definitely permitted and not permitted.


  • Photos and video will be taken throughout the event, and you may be included.
  • If you opt in to providing your email address to "Powered By" entities, your Email address as well as your registration category (e.g. High School Student, Higher Education Student, etc.) may be shared with them. WACTF will not provide any subsequent opt-out capability, such that if you do not wish to receive correspondence from these entities, you will need to advise them directly.


  • No denial of service actions (against the target environment, underlying infrastructure & wired/wireless networks or anything else related).
  • No subverting the platform or underlying infrastructure.
  • Maximum of four people per team.
  • Collusion between teams during WACTF is forbidden.
  • WACTF is open to all ages, and there’s no alcohol permitted within the game rooms.

Winners & Prizes

In 2020 we are welcoming competitors from anywhere in Australia; however, only those living in W.A. are eligible for prizes.

  • Prizes are at the discretion of the organisers and may be removed or changed.
  • To be eligible for prizes, you must meet the entry criteria for that category. If you have someone on your team that isn’t eligible, then your team isn’t eligible.
  • The decisions of WACTF organisers as to the winners, and the allocation of any prizes will be final.

ID Requirements

Winners / placegetters who declare themselves eligible for prizes will need to be verified during the WACTF weekend by a WACTF organiser (e.g. via a video call). We will only view your documents; we won’t store copies. Details for how to do this will be shared via Email and the Notifications area of the Player Profile closer to the game. If you are eligible, you must provide ONE (1) of the following forms of identification BEFORE the competition ends.

Current high school student:

  • W.A. Student ID card
  • W.A. Proof-of-age card
  • W.A. Driver’s license (including L plates)
  • (If you don't have any of those, please get in contact with us)

Current higher education student:

  • A current student ID card

Higher education graduate (up to one-year):

  • Graduation certificate or similar official record showing date of graduation

Industry Newcomer:

  • Current WA Government issued ID with address
  • Contact details of line manager (will only be contacted if you win a prize)

Verification for competitors under the age of 18 can be completed through a parent or legal guardian.

Code of Conduct

Borrowed largely from the Kiwicon Code of Conduct – thanks crue

We would vastly prefer WACTF to be a harassment-free event for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, race, or religion. As such, we do not tolerate harassment in any form.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of WACTF organisers / volunteers / individuals participating in WACTF, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing or offensive behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing or offensive behaviour, WACTF organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including ejecting you from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us immediately. There should always be organisers / volunteers in sight / earshot.

Please note, while we take all concerns raised seriously, we will use our discretion (such as it is) as to in determining when and how to follow up on reported incidents and may decline to take any further action. All concerns will be recorded. Event staff will be happy to help participants contact venue / event security or local law enforcement, locate your posse, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of WACTF.