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Intrastate Travel Opens up Australia Wide

At 3pm today Tasmania will join all other States and Territories by allowing intrastate travel and staying overnight which is a boon for recreational and commercial boating. Boating Industry Association…

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Back to Boating - Your state guide

Australia continues to gain ground in efforts to contain COVID-19 which is allowing Governments to ease restrictions on recreational boating around the country. The Boating Industry Association (BIA) has reminded…

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Melbourne Virtual Boat Show announced

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria has extended an invitation to all marine industry suppliers to exhibit at the Melbourne Virtual Boat and Fishing Show to be held Friday 24,…

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Smart cameras for safer boating

More boaters will be able to check conditions at their local ramp from the comfort of home as Maritime Safety Victoria launches new cameras across Victoria. The ramp and carpark…

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Boating restrictions eased - BIAV Update

“The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has advised that outdoor activities involving groups under 10 people can take place from midnight Tuesday 12 May. This means that with social distancing in…

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Some states support return to boating

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed moves by Queensland and Western Australia to loosen the COVID-19 restrictions on recreational boating following encouraging signs of containment. Darren Vaux, BIA President,…

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BIAV call to action

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria has called on the Minister for Fishing and Boating, the Honourable Jaala Pulford to use her influence with Victoria’s Premier and Chief Medical Officer,…

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Car seized and 5 arrests at Cape Schank

Fisheries Officers seized a car and arrested five men on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly taking nearly 400 blacklip abalone at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula. Victorian Fisheries Authority Director…

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Costly calamari catch for illegal fisher

A St Albans (Vic) man who took 96 calamari over three fishing trips near Queenscliff last Spring has been convicted, prohibited from fishing for six months, fined $750 and forfeited…

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Cadet Worlds head down under

Some of the world’s most talented junior sailors will head to the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) next summer as the historic Australian club gets set to host the…

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Whittley boats new Gold Coast headquarters

The Boat Works has welcomed its latest onsite partner, third generation boat builder, Whittley Marine Group, representing close to 70 years of boating expertise and craftsmanship. Whittley Queensland Sales is…

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Werribee South Small Boat Festival

Werribee River Association (Vic) is busily preparing for the Werribee South Small Boat Festival coming up on Sunday 05 April 2020 9am till 3pm. The Festival is showcasing small unpowered…

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Firefighter family day on the water

The Boating Industry Association is supporting a worthwhile initiative to give back to firefighters and their families through the positive experience of getting out on a boat on our waterways.…

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