The first Mr Australia contest was launched in Melbourne with Gordon Nutley the proud holder of this title.
An Australian promoter Len Gilmour (Mr Muscles), of the St.George Barbell Club Sydney, organizes the Mr Australia Extravaganza.
The late Oscar Heidenstam was appointed full time secretary and became the main driving force in NABBA for more than 30 years.
Melbourne hosts the Olympic Games for the first time in Australia.
Mr Fred Vella (Internationally recognised Karate teacher, 8th Dan Master ) is the major identity and personal sponsor of the Mr Australia contest until 1971.
The first Australian to compete in the NABBA Mr. Universe was Vic Vella NSW.
Peter McCarthy, one of Australia's legendary bodybuilders, forms the United Bodybuilding Association of Australia, and paves the way for NABBA UK affiliation.
First Australian Women to compete in the Miss Universe were Beth Lopez and Michele Buckingham.
At a meeting in London NABBA International was formed and became host to the European, World and Universe Championships. This branch of NABBA is now supported by more than fifty countries.
Mr Jose Lopez takes control of NABBA Australia and leads the way for international competitions.
Graeme Lancefield wins the inaugural MASTERS Mr Universe.
March 21, NABBA Founder/Patron Oscar Heidenstam dies aged 80 years.
Pina Theodoridis wins the overall Miss Universe representing Australia.
NABBA celebrates its 50th year and pays tribute to its legends.
The beautiful Pina Theodoridis of Australia is crowned Overall Miss Universe yet again on this momentous occasion.
November 20, NABBA Legend John C Grimek dies aged 88 years.
Australian legend Graeme Lancefield is elected National President, and leads NABBA Australia into the new millennium.
On the Ides of March this website was launched internationally in an effort to promote the 'ART' of bodybuilding and to unite its' exponents. This Australian website will serve as a reference point and cornerstone to all who are attracted to a lifestyle which incorporates health, vitality and fitness at all levels. It is this foundation, the lifestyle which NABBA promotes, that breeds success in athletes and fitness enthusiasts universally.
May 1, NABBA Legend 1950 Mr Universe Steve Reeves dies aged 74 years.
Sydney hosts the Olympic Games for the second time since 1956.
November 17, NABBA Legend Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected California's 38th Governor, his term of office expires Jan 2011.
Melbourne hosts the first Commonwealth Games Bodybuilding Figure & Fitness Championships on March 11.
November 22, NABBA Legend 1951 Mr Universe Reg Park dies aged 79 years.
NABBA Australia launches new website.
August 10, NABBA International World President Ivan Dunbar dies aged 80 years.
October 24, Graeme Lancefield is elected NABBA International World President.
April 19, NABBA Legend 1976 Mr Universe Serge "Black Panther" Nubret dies aged 72 years.
NABBA/WFF New Zealand President Dave Smith is elected.