Types of Membership
Available to any person, company, firm or division of such, that is primarily or principally engaged in the boating and marine industry.
Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life membership is bestowed upon individuals who over many years make a significant contribution to the association and the industry. This is a BIAV board driven honour.
Holds the equivalent status to full membership and is granted to any person, company, firm or division of such that is primarily or principally engaged in the boating and marine industry but whose premises is located outside a radius of 80 kilometres from the Melbourne GPO.
If the business does not qualify for Full Membership (i.e. the business is not engaged in full-time or continuously in the industry), Associate Membership may be applicable. To be approved for Associate Membership status, the business must be allied to, involved in or associated with the boating and marine industry.
Probationary Membership is available in each of the other membership categories to applicants who have not been engaged in the boating and marine industry for more than 12 continuous months but who meet all other membership criteria. Probationary period is for one year from the applicant’s approval.
*Associate and Probationary members do not hold voting rights at association meetings.