BIA Victoria - The Voice Of The Marine Industry

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria is the peak body for the marine sector. It represents an industry worth $4 Billion dollars to the Victorian economy and provides over 17,700 FTE jobs.

The 2014 Boating Census is now open

The Boating Census survey is open to the boating community and members of the industry alike.

For BIA members we would like to learn more about your business, the challenges you face and the issues you’d like addressed. Individual results are anonymous and the Boating Census report will be shared with influential members of the industry.

Have your say and help to shape the future of Australian boating.There is also a great prize draw open to survey participants.

Complete the Survey Here

Premier Launches Boating growth with Super Boat Ramp at Portland

Premier Denis Napthine, BIAV President (Paul Benjamin) & CEO (Steven Potts) Portland Boat Ramp

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria today praised the Napthine Coalition Government at the official opening of the Portland Harbour Boat Ramp in South West Victoria.

The Portland Harbour boat ramp is part of a $6.1 million recreational boating infrastructure project which also includes a new 70 berth marina and increased car and trailer parking.

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Industry Facts


There are currently 268,336 current Marine Licences, 172,805 registered boats and 996,000* boating participants in Victoria (*Morgan Poll 2012 – Victorian and Tasmanian).


Trailer boating is the most affordable sector of the recreational boating industry. Boats range in price from $4,000 for a 4m boat up to $140,000 for a 7.5m boat. Nearly half of Victorian boat owners are in the $37,000 to $80,000 income bracket.


Over 95% of Victorian recreational vessel registrations are trailered boats which are less than 8m in length.


68% of Victorian registered boats are operated on Port Phillip and Westernport Bays each year.

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