On 23 May, the OWF Executive Board meeting was held with the participation of the IWF President and IWF Executive Board members.

The OWF Electoral Congress on 24 May was opened by Mr. Laisenia Bale Tuitubou, Minister of Sports of Fiji, with a traditional Fijian cultural show.

The Congress elected the following officials for 2016 – 2020:
  • Marcus Stephen (NRU), President
  • Paul Coffa (AUS), General Secretary
  • Jerry Wallwork (SAM), First Vice President
  • Luisa Peters (COK), Vice President – first ever elected female official
  • Garry Marshall (NZL), Vice President
  • Frank Robby (PNG), Vice President
  • Manuel Minginfel (FSM), Executive Board member
  • Kokoria Iabeta (KIR), Executive Board member
  • Phillip Maunder (AUS), Executive Board member
The Congress also appointed the Chairperson of the following Committees:
  • Dr. Lisimoni Kami (TGA), Medical
  • Lawrie Townsend, (AUS), Masters
  • Garry Marshall (NZL), Technical
  • Lilly Coffa (AUS), Women
The elections took place in the presence of IWF officials: President Dr. Tamas Ajan, Vice Presidents Sam Coffa, Jose Quinones, Poh Eng Ong, EB Members Jaloud Al-Shamari, Antonio Urso and Attila Adamfi, Director General.

Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President received OWF Honorary Life Membership.

The 2017 Oceania Championships was awarded to Gold Coast (AUS), that will be organised in conjunction with the 2017 Commonwealth Championships. The event might serve also as the Test Event for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.