Membership Benefits

Featured Benefits

Accommodation – EVENT Hospitality & Entertainment

Rydges Hotels and Resorts, Atura Hotels and QT Hotels and Resorts (52 hotels in Australia and New Zealand)

  • Special BIAV corporate booking with 10% off best room rate PLUS join the Priority Guest Program and receive up to 20% off your food and beverage during your stay.
  • Available to eligible BIAV members, immediate family and employees.

Automotive – Automotive Holdings Group

Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Land Rover, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda and more

  • Special BIAV corporate offer from AHG dealerships of $500 off your next new demo or used car.
  • Available to eligible BIAV members, immediate family and employees

Automotive Repairs – Sheen Panels

Sheen Panels, Victoria’s largest car repairers, is offering a $300 insurance excess reduction offer to BIAV members.

  • Offer includes a free replacement vehicle from their fleet of 500 courtesy cars, free pick-up and delivery
  • Sheen manage the process from start to finish and provide a lifetime guarantee on all work
  • Offer available to all eligible BIAV members, immediate family and employees

Marine Industry Superannuation

BIAV endorsed Sports Super through AMP, are focused on providing superannuation to sporting and recreational industries including Australian Sailing and Royal Life Saving.  They provide low fees*, consistent returns*, free administrative support and is a good way to support our industry.

*Based on AMP comparison fees and returns

GMHBA Health Cover

BIAV endorsed private health cover through GMHBA that includes combined hospital and extras cover plus a FIT package for physically active people at a price competitive rate with attractive benefit limits and smaller gap payments.

Available to all eligible BIAV members, immediate family and employees.

Core Benefits

Advocacy
Local, State & Federal Government
Full Association Members
Voting rights
Ability to stand for BIAV Office
Use of BIAV logo on marketing signage
Mediation of disputes between members and consumers
Mediation of disputes between members
Meeting room hire at Marine House (seating capacity of up to 40 people)
CBA Business Banking Services
Direct access to BIAV relationship manager
Preferential pricing on merchant facilities
6 months free terminal (excluding Albert)
Monthly account keeping fee of $10 waived on business transaction accounts
Joining fee of $110 waived
Annual administration fee waived
Business Support
OH&S customisable manual
Communication
Fortnightly BIAV Marine E-News
BIAV website
BIAV social media
Events
Discounted pricing for key events including the Melbourne Boat Show
Business seminars and workshops
Insurance
Comprehensive interstate and overseas travel insurance
Access to tailored business and marine insurance packages
Legal
Free initial consultation with Sladen Legal Services
Marketing
Free business listing in Shipmate Directory
Participation in Life's Better With A Boat
Eligibility to participate in the BIAV 50-Point Safety Check program
Eligibility to participate in the BIAV Accredited Dealer program
Networking
Industry Briefings
Networking Breakfasts
On Water
Access to select National Water Sports Centre facilities outside of public hours

Membership Categories

Full Membership
Available to any person, company, firm or division of such, that is primarily or principally engaged in the boating and marine industry.

Rate:  $695

Country Membership
Holds the equivalent status to full membership and is granted to any person, company, firm or division of such that is primarily or principally engaged in the boating and marine industry but whose premises is located outside a radius of 80 kilometres from the Melbourne GPO.

Ratee:  $495

Associate Membership
If the business does not qualify for Full Membership (i.e. the business is not engaged in full-time or continuously in the industry), Associate Membership may be applicable.  To be approved for Associate Membership status, the business must be allied to, involved in or associated with the boating and marine industry.

Rate:  $495*

Probationary Membership
Probationary Membership is available in each of the other membership categories to applicants who have not been engaged in the boating and marine industry for more than 12 continuous months but who meet all other membership criteria.  Probationary period is for one year from the applicant’s approval.

*Associate and Probationary members do not hold voting rights at association meetings.

Contact us today to find out more about becoming a BIAV member by calling 03 8696 5600 or email mary@biavic.com.au.