Badminton Oceania (BOC) is the governing body of badminton in Oceania.  It is one of five continental bodies under the flag of the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Badminton Oceania was formed in 1987 with Heather Robson (NZL) appointed as President and Roy Ward (AUS) appointed as Secretary/Treasurer; with Australia and New Zealand the founder members.  Today there are 17 member countries.

New Zealand was one of nine founder members of the International Badminton Federation (IBF), now called the Badminton World Federation (BWF), in 1934.  Australia became the 11th member of the IBF in 1936.


Badminton Oceania is governed by an Executive Board elected and appointed as per the constitution. The BWF Vice President – Oceania, is elected every 4 years and holds a place on the BWF Council.

Badminton Oceania’s office is located in Auckland, New Zealand.  We currently have four full-time staff based in the Auckland office and three part-time staff based in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Oceania is a diverse Confederation of 22 National Olympic Committees covering many millions of square kilometres. Flight times from East to West are in excess of 18 hours from North to South nearly 10 hours. Our largest country; Australia, has 25 million population, our smallest , Norfolk Island, has 1,700 population.  Oceania is one of the largest confederations by area but the smallest in terms of population.

To make badminton the leading regional sport
accessible to all.
To lead and strengthen, in partnership with our stakeholders, innovative, sustainable and exciting development and event initiative.

Strategic Focus Areas

  • Organisation and Capacity Building
  • Participation and Development
  • Partnerships
  • Events
  • Marketing and Communications

Strategic Goals

  • To strengthen and enable organisational capacity of Badminton Oceania and our members
  • Giving every person an opportunity to participate.
  • Building pathways to enhance potential
  • To connect and engage with partners to achieve shared outcomes and common goals
  • To inspire, enhance and deliver positive event experiences
  • To promote and communicate badminton to the region

View our full strategic plan here.

Our Values

Excellence: Strive continually to be the best in what we do to achieve quality experiences and outcomes

Innovation: Embrace, adapt and implement change through continual improvement to enhance delivery and engagement

Leadership: To empower and give confidence to all, to be bold, brave, innovative, collaborative and inspirational

Integrity: High levels of honesty, transparency and ethical behaviour creating an environment of trust and respect for everyone in everything we do in a fair and responsible way

Inclusiveness: Proactively embrace diversity and inclusivity, providing accessible and equitable opportunities across all events and activities

Annual Reports

The Badminton Oceania annual reports and audited financial statements since 2005 can be found here.

Partners & Links