The Oceania Rugby Constitution dates back to 2000 and the establishment of the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions.
On 26 June 2009 the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions was Incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 (NZ).
The 2016 Annual General Meeting determined to change the organisation's name and on 29 April 2016 Oceania Rugby Incorporated was established .
Oceania Rugby has focused on practical governance reforms as highlighted in the Oceania Rugby Governance Principles which apply to both the organisation and all Member Unions. That focus saw the regional body undertake two years of Constitution review resulting in serval changes to the Constitution passing during the 2018 Annual General Meeting.