The Central Rodeo Cowboys Association
was formed in 1990 by Darryl Baulch. It was formed with the intent of servicing rodeo within the more remote areas of Queensland. The Association adopted and modified procedures and practices, from the mainstream Australian Pro Rodeo Association's procedures, that were more appropriate to the smaller regional events.
Since its conception the CRCA have been active in forming and enforcing a code of conduct and event procedures that embrace the Welfare of Animals in rodeo. With a Management Committee who are elected annually from a membership that shares an unrelenting focus on this topic, the CRCA are continually reviewing and amending their policy and procedure to ensure the safety of both competitor and livestock at their events.
Today the CRCA services a massive area that ranges from Bundaberg in the south to Alpha in the west, Airlie Beach in the north. Rodeos are run under the CRCA banner with an impressive Finals event at the end of the year. The CRCA have permanent administration staff employed in their Rockhampton Head Office that assists many affiliated committees with their events.