The A.P.B.A. is a not for profit organization which exists to control, govern & administer, formulate & enforce all racing & safety rules throughout Australia for Écompetition between powerboatsÉ"
It is an "association of associations", the affiliated member clubs are members of their respective State Councils, each with its own constitution. The six states collectively form the National Council.
Members of the National Executive are appointed annually by the states. Changes to the racing & safety rules are also voted on at the (July) annual meeting by the states and clubs.
It is internationally affiliated with the UIM, the world controlling body of the sport.