The Institute For Regional Security (IFRS), formerly the Kokoda Foundation, was registered as a public company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act of 2001 of the Australian Capital Territory on 14 September 2004. The Institute's Australian Company Number is 110 456 856.  The Institute's Australian Business Number (ABN) is 48 110 456 856.

The  Institute is governed by a Board of Directors under the terms of the IFRS Constitution.

The central operating principles of the Institute are to:

  • Operate as a not-for-profit company committed to the achievement of its core goals.
  • Conduct its operations independently and with no political affiliations.
  • Focus on generating independent, innovative approaches to promoting regional stability and prosperity.
  • Offer management transparency to the Institute's membership.