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.

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2015 Melbourne Boat Show: Invitation to Exhibit

The 2015 Melbourne Boat Show is now open and we would like to invite you to exhibit. With a new floor plan and extra activities, the MBS will again be Victoria’s premier event for boating enthusiasts, that you cannot afford to miss.

Apply now to avoid disappointment

2015 Exhibitor Invitation  Download
2015 Application to Exhibit Form  Download

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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