Badminton has been played in Australia as early as 1905, especially in Geelong and various locations in Victoria. However, it was only in 1913 when one of Australia’s earliest badminton associations, the Fremantle Club, transcended geographical boundaries to forge affiliation with the Badminton Association in England. Since then, badminton progressed in Australia: the sport was introduced in Tasmania in 1919; first state championships were held in 1922; and regional badminton associations were formed thereafter. Finally in August 13,1935, the Australian Badminton Association was founded, with Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania as inaugural members. That same year, the association went on to become affiliated with the International Badminton Association, becoming its 11th member.