Gridiron Australia oversees the country's national team, which has competed in the IFAF World Cup. It is a governing body of the state-level leagues and does not manage a national-level league itself. Six out of the eight Australian states and territories run leagues; a total of 70 teams consisting of approximately 2500 players. Leagues also provide state-level teams to the Gridiron Australia National Championships. In 2012, the Australian Gridiron League was established by Gridiron Australia.
Organised gridiron has been played in Australia since 1983 and is always referred to as gridiron rather than football to distinguish it from the other football codes such as Rugby League, Rugby Union, Australian rules football or soccer. There is no uniform gridiron season in Australia, with the leagues playing at different times of the year.
There are 39 Division One teams (over 18 division) who play in six leagues. Representative teams are formed by players across the league, not solely from the league championship team. Other teams part of Gridiron Australia include colts teams (under 18 division) and flag football tournaments. A new league is due to start in Tasmania in late 2014.
ACT Gridiron - Championship is the Capital Bowl, representative team is the ACT Monarchs