Boating Industry Association

Products and Services

The Boating Industry Association develops products and services to fulfil industry needs and objectives. These products and services are readily available to members in some geographic areas, and are commencing shortly in others. For more information, contact the BIA.

50 Point Safety Check
A service provided by qualified BIA industry members to check vessels 8 metres in length or less. The 50 Point Safety Check is an ideal way for consumers to have their vessels checked prior to hitting the water over the summer months.
Marine Card Program
The Marine Card Program provides an industry-wide approach to improve safety awareness and performance, streamline compliance, and promote a culture of commitment to WHS in our industry. It comprises: a WHS General Induction designed specifically for the industry, a dedicated website designed to aid the exchange of vital WHS information between Contractor and Marine site, and an automated Access Management System designed to streamline and simplify Contractor access and compliance management at marine industry workplaces.
Advocacy
The Boating Industry Association is the leading voice and authority to government departments, associated bodies and interest groups, representing the boating and marine Industry. The BIA is active in the legislative field and present or support key legislation favourable to the recreational boating industry and boat users, and express the concerns of Industry to Government.
Industry Advice
The BIA offers members advice on a variety of matters. As an industry Association charged with the responsibility to support and assist members succeed, advice is given either directly through one of its own product and service specialists, or through other leading third party organisations.
Education and Training
The BIA operates an Education and Training Department responsible for identifying industry needs. In doing so, education programs are created to meet the need, or sourced externally if suitable. Educational programs are also organised for groups outside the membership base to include activity for the benefit of the environment, recreational boating safety, or the boating community.
 
Publications – Logbook Newsletter and E-News
Communication to member and interested stakeholders is done so through the Associations official quarterly newsletter Logbook. Published since the mid 1970’s, this publication not only is the tool by which members are kept informed on matters pertaining to the industry, but also acts as a historical record of the Associations activities. Between Logbooks, Association members and stakeholders receive the fortnightly electronic newsletter E-News.
 
Shows and Events
Part of its public face, delivering the positive elements of the recreational boating lifestyle, are the Associations shows and events. Some of these events with extensive history have proven to be a highlight for many boaties whose annual pilgrimage serves to reconnect them with like minded people with similar passions. These shows include, but are not exclusive to:
 
Adelaide Boat Show (SA)
Adelaide On-Water Boat Show (SA)
Brisbane Boat Show (QLD)
Discover Boating Week (National)
Discover Sailing Day (National)
Hillarys Boat, Dive and Fishing Show (WA)
Mackay Boat Show (QLD)
Sydney International Boat Show (NSW)
Sydney Trailer Boat Show (NSW)