The TBA was founded in 1919 and is the peak industry body for thoroughbred breeders in Australia. It is a registered company comprising of two representatives from each state and from Aushorse Ltd.
The board meets at regular intervals throughout the year and by phone hook-ups. It is a united body open to all breeders through state membership.
The TBA is a member, along with the USA, England, Ireland, France, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and other European and American countries, of the International Breeders Meeting which is based at Newmarket, UK. The TBA is recognized as the authorized breeding body by the Asian Racing Conference, the international breeding and racing authorities and by stud book authorities.
In Australia, the TBA is recognized by the Australian Government, the Australian Racing Board, the Australian Horse Industry Council, the Australian Stud Book, Austrade, state governments and by all state principal clubs. Each state association has similar recognition in their state and has similar charters to the TBA.