The NSW Karate Federation is the only karate body registered and recognised by the Ministry of Sport and Recreation in the state of NSW. The NSW Karate Federation is a non-profit body consisting of affiliates from different Karate styles and organizations. It is affiliated with the World Karate Federation through membership of the Australian Karate Federation Inc.
The Australian Karate Federation is the national governing body of karate in Australia recognised and endorsed by the federal government, the Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Sports Commission.
The AKF is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF). The WKF is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as representing the sport of Karate.