The TBA needs to increase its membership to better represent the interests of Australia’s breeders regardless of their size or role in the industry. The TBA is strongly inclusive when seeking the input of grassroots members in the formulation of policy and is keen to offer all breeders the opportunity to have a say in their industry’s affairs. We seek the involvement of each and every breeder on issues that will materially affect their commercial and animal husbandry interests.


"With strength in numbers, your Membership will help us build a stronger and

more secure future for Thoroughbred breeding in Australia".


Tom Reilly


We need a collective voice to deal with the many issues facing our industry today. We need you and you need us. Every member adds to the strength of our representations to racing authorities, governments, the ASB and other decision-makers.

Thoroughbred breeding and racing has long been a vital part of Australia’s culture and economics but now faces greater competition from other sports than ever before.






As well as meeting with various Ministers and officials in all States and the Commonwealth to pursue issues, we are forging strong links with government departments and agencies across Australia and overseas to pursue breeders’ interests.

We believe it is necessary to increase TBA membership to strengthen our capacity to more effectively represent breeders on the many on and off farm issues affecting their future. We want to hand TBA over to breeders rather than leave it to the province of a minority grouping; large scale participation will improve the health of the organization and through it the health of the industry.




The TBA is offering free associate membership to anyone with an involvement in the breeding of Thoroughbreds.


Members will receive regular email updates from the TBA office together with a copy of the Annual Report. In the event of an emergency situation, such as the El outbreak of 2007, breeders can be confident of receiving swift and informative updates from TBA.

Please feel free complete an application form on behalf of your spouse or other family members; as we want you to join individually and separately on the basis that Government and other decision-makers need to know the true number of people involved in breeding and not just entities or groupings.


To accept the offer of free associate membership, just complete our online membership application form.



Why are you offering me free TBA membership?
Your State breeders’ Association has its own membership, but at a national level TBA needs strength in numbers in order to achieve recognition and benefits for the Thoroughbred breeding industry across the national. We believe that we can best do that by offering associate membership at no cost to each and every breeder in Australia.


I am already a member of my State Breeders’ Association, should I still join TBA?
Yes; your State Association provides you with many benefits including for example a copy of “Stallions” and also provides information relevant to your own State regarding Studs, Sales etc. TBA membership however will keep you informed on individual national issues common to all States and adds you to the collective voice to help deal with the various challenges facing our industry today.


As an associate member, will I have voting rights?
No; however, by becoming a paid-up member of your State Breeders’ Association, you will achieve full voting rights.