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Event Overview

The 2016 Melbourne Boat Show will be celebrating its 56th year when it opens its doors on June 17th to 20th, cementing itself as Victoria’s premier boating event!

Show-goers will find every type of boat from kayaks and tinnies to top-end cruisers, plus ski and wake boats, every type of engine and drive system and all the lifestyle accessories that make recreational boating so exciting.

For experienced and novice boaties alike, the show features the latest in boats, innovation and accessories to enhance your boating adventures. The Melbourne Boat Show will take up the massive undercover space at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre with the latest and greatest in recreational boating products, information and safety advice.

If you are a fisherman or watersports enthusiast, or a family looking for a great way to spend time together, you’ve come to the right place because – the best moments are created at the Melbourne Boat Show!

In 2016 it’s all about a fun day out for the whole family with guest speakers Paul Worsteling, Lee Rayner and many more on stage. Kids can catch fish in the Shimano Fishing Tank, in addition to an educational insight on what fish are found in Port Phillip Bay and how to prepare the fish you can catch!

We’ve got fishing clinics, boat license testing, boat handling courses, heaps of food and drink and of course the wonderful Flathead Fred for kids with plenty of space for parents to sit and relax.

There’s a whole lot to love about the 2016 Melbourne Boat Show, so buy your tickets now and get on board!


Friday 17th June: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday 18th June: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 19th June: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 20th June: 10:00am - 6:00pm


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon Street, Southbank