The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) is the world governing body of rugby league football. It was formed in 1998 in Sydney, Australia. Its purpose is to, "foster, develop, extend, govern and administer the game of Rugby League throughout the world". Its headquarters are in Sydney, Australia, and its current chairman is Scott Carter of the New Zealand Rugby League. The RLIF's predecessors were the International Rugby League Board, established in 1948, and the Super League International Board.
The RLIF is responsible for the Laws of the Game, the development, organization and governance rugby league internationally, and for the sport's major international tournaments, most notably the Rugby League World Cup and the Four Nations.
There are two regional associations affiliate to the RLIF; the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) and the Pacific Islands Rugby League Federation (PIRLF).