The NZDBA is the national body for the sport of Dragon Boating in NZ known as the "peak sporting body" or the National Sports Organisation (NSO).

Most New Zealand Dragon Boat teams are members of a local Dragon Boat Association (the "Regional Sports Organisation" or RSO) which manages and runs the sport in their region. These RSOs in turn are members and affiliate to the NZDBA.

There are currently five RSOs affiliated to the NZDBA as follows:

​​​​​​​For a map of the regions that these RSOs represent check out the Regional Affiliations Map.

The NZDBA is a full member of the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) which is the controlling body for the sport on a world wide basis.

Postal address:
c/- The Secretary
PO Box 4291
Mount Maunganui South, 3149

IRD GST number: 94 497 000
Charities number: CC44965
Societies register: 1186489