Welcome to the BIA and Marine Card Program

 

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) is the peak industry body which represents the interests of boating industry businesses and is an advocate for the boating wider community. The BIA is the voice of the recreational and light commercial marine industry, and works to benefit the industry through a wide range of programs and activities.

The BIA aims to:

 

 

  • Increase recreational boat ownership and use in Australia through the development of the marine industry and the promotion of recreational boating.
 

 

  • Promote recreational boating as a safe, environmentally sound and responsible leisure pastime for Australians.
   
  • Promote ongoing and enduring improvements to safety, training, facilities and legislation relevant to the industry, with a focus on self regulation.
 

 

  • Work with appropriate organisations and authorities to address issues related to the environment, boating safety, waterways infrastructure, access to waterways and related public facilities.
 

 

  • Conduct a national program of boat shows to promote wider awareness of the industry both internally and externally.

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.

The Marine Card Program, under modern Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) Law, everyone in the workplace has a responsibility for safety. Regardless of whether you are an owner/operator of a commercial marine site, work for an employer, or a contractor in the industry, the Work Health & Safety (WHS) Act 2011 requires you to play your part. We all want to work in a safe environment where everyone goes home in one piece, and there are hefty fines for those found to have failed in their Duty of Care. 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.

At Can Do Marine we are members of the Boating Industry Association and are apart of the Marine Card Program. We offer a facility at the Copper Coast Marine Centre where contractors and boat owners can carry out work on their vessels in a secure and safe environment.

For further information about the BIA and Marine Card visit www.bia.org.au and www.marinecard.org.au