Baseball Australia (BA) is the governing body for all levels of baseball throughout the country. Primarily responsible for the development of the sport; administration, conduct, participation, high performance and promotion, BA works with seven (7) State and Territory associations and 600+ clubs accross the country. BA also acts as the international liaison and represents Australian Baseball at all International forums. They are a major stakeholder in the Australian Baseball League (ABL). The Southern Thunder and the Emeralds are the men's and women's National senior representative teams for Baseball Australia.