Boating Industry Association

Benefits of BIA Membership

When a business becomes a member of the BIA, they become part of a wider community dedicated to the promotion of the marine industry in Australia. They also take on a commitment to maintain the strong reputation for safety and quality that has been developed by the BIA over five decades.

Members benefit from a wide range of services and exclusive opportunities, including:

Exhibitor discounts at National and select international Boat Shows Web listings for business and job vacancies at
National corporate travel insurance Access to BIA education and training opportunities
Use of the BIA logo - a recognised symbol which provides the public with the confidence they are dealing with a reputable business A complimentary annual subscription to Marine Business, Australia’s leading recreational boating business magazine
Representation of the industry to Federal, State and Local Governments Stay abreast of the latest industry updates with fortnightly E-News
Access to the BIA for advice and guidance on industry, business and specialist industrial relations matters A subscription to Logbook - a quarterly industry journal, produced by the BIA
Access to legal assistance Advertising and promotion of the boating lifestyle
Promotions to inform consumers of the benefit of dealing with a BIA member BIA Marine Insurance - specially designed insurance for marine businesses
A booking service for houseboat hirers Priority access to BIA-developed programs and products
Participation in an industry Code of Practice Marine Card and workplace access management system
Discounted registration for the Australian biennial industry conference A range of business services, travel and related discount programs

The BIA provides members with a range of networking and professional development opportunities, with the premier event being the biennial conference, which is run in partnership with the Marina Industries Association and the Australia New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group.

This conference provides members with information, education and inspiration to develop their business and professional skills for themselves and their staff.