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Exhibitor applications open!

Exhibitor applications are now open for the 62nd Melbourne Boat Show, 17-20 October in Docklands.

The 2023 Melbourne Boat Show was a resounding success, attracting more than 43,000 visitors eager to immerse themselves into the world of boats, boating and the boating lifestyle.

Exhibitors transformed the scenic waterfront and marinas of Docklands to showcase the best of the boating and marine industry. Visitors travelled from all over Melbourne, Victoria and beyond to discover the latest innovations and engage with experts. For exhibitors, it was a valuable platform to build their brand, generate leads, establish new connections, create sales and network.

Be part of the exciting 62nd Melbourne Boat Show. Download the Exhibitor Guide in the Exhibitor Hub for all the information you need to book your space!

If you have any questions, please contact

Boating careers on the move

Boating Careers has had a very busy two weeks exhibiting at the South East Career Expo, Victorian Careers Show, Wurun Senior Campus, St Francis Xavier College, and today at the Melton Young Careers Expo. These events have provided tremendous exposure for our industry, reaching thousands of students.

Boating Careers is dedicated to building awareness and promoting the diverse career paths within the boating and marine industry. With fierce competition and limited exposure for many students who haven’t grown up around boats or fishing, our mission is to ensure that more young people consider and pursue exciting careers in our dynamic industry.

Find out more at Boating Careers web and facebook.

Industry Immersion Day

The Boating Careers Immersion Day aims to provide school students with hands-on experience in the marine industry, promoting career pathways and employment opportunities. The immersion program will be conducted across three locations; Dandenong – August 9th, Williamstown – August 16th, and Geelong – August 23rd. These events will include visits to various marine industry employers.

The program comprises of three major steps: initial exposure, work placement, and school based apprenticeship opportunities.

If you know someone with a passion for the water and a liking for hands on work, the boating industry is an excellent career option. Find out more or please reach out to with any questions.

Want to increase your visibility online?

BIAV invites you to consider joining the Digital Solutions Program and receive Government-subsidised 1:1 mentoring, workshops, and courses for all your digital needs.

The Melbourne Innovation Centre, via the Digital Solutions Program, can support your digital journey, assist setting up an ad campaign, understanding the ins and outs of SEO. If your business is based in Victoria, holds an active ABN and has under 2- full-time employees then join and get access to:

  • 3 hours of 1:1 mentoring for a subsidised cost of $110 (inc GST)
  • Weekly live workshops and webinars
  • Over 20 short courses