The Austrian Fencing Federation was founded in 1929, with Richard Brunner as its first president, although there had been earlier Austrian fencing bodies, beginning in 1887 with a German-Austrian Fencing Federation founded in Mannheim. It was dissolved in 1938 as a result of the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany, and refounded on 26 April 1946. As of 2010[update], it had 52 constituent organisations with a total of 1,430 members. There are also two general secretaries.
Since 2008, the president of the federation has been Markus Mareich.