The Boating Industry Association of Victoria is the peak body for the marine sector. It represents an industry worth $4.5 Billion dollars to the Victorian economy and provides over 17,700 FTE jobs.

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You’re Invited to Exhibit at the 2017 Melbourne Boat Show

MBS-Logo-Orange_webIn 2017, the Melbourne Boat Show will be celebrating its 57th year of operation, making it one of the longstanding boat shows in the whole of Australia.

It is the largest and premier boat show in Victoria, attracting boaters, water sport enthusiasts, fishing aficionados and non-boaters alike, state-wide, nationally and internationally. If your business, company or organisation holds this audience as its major market, then the Melbourne Boat Show is the event for you to be at.  Find out more.

Launching Way Master Plan


The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) announced the Launching Way Precinct Master Plan, which seeks to provide a better boating experience at Launching Way on Port Phillip Bay.

The Launching Way precinct is the busiest public boat launching facility in Victoria and serves as an important part of the local community at Carrum, and especially to fishing and boating enthusiasts from around the state.

The Master Plan was developed over two years and was funded by the Victorian State Government‘s Boating Safety Facilities Program.  Read more…

Download the Launching Way Master Plan

Download the Launching Way Site Context Plan



Discover a career in the Marine Industry

CareersGuide_CoverSMLThe BIAV has developed a Boating & Marine Careers Guide for  provides information to help you identify employment, education and training opportunities when deciding on career pathways that best suit your interests and abilities. Our industry values people with a wide range of backgrounds and diverse skills. The potential to develop your career is endless, from small craft construction to super yachts, engine repairs to sails; marine equipment to marine electronics; marina management to marine tourism. This guide is an important resource for young people, career practitioners, teachers, parents and employers on jobs within the boating and marine industry in Victoria. Find out more…

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