New Venue for 2019

Adelaide Convention Centre,
North Terrace SA 5000

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Travel info
The Centre is conveniently located at the heart of the City. To the North, the Centre overlooks the River Torrens and surrounding parklands, while to the South, the Centre sits on North Terrace, one of four major terraces that bind Adelaide’s City Centre.

The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct is a hive of activity and where the City’s cultural, sporting, education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge, making it Australia’s best connected business events precinct.  In addition to the Centre, Adelaide Oval and Adelaide SkyCity Casino, the Riverbank Precinct is home to the world-leading BioMed City—the largest life and health sciences cluster in the Southern Hemisphere—which is located right next door.

Public Transport

The recommended route to the show is via public transport. General transport details are available at, where there is also a link to the handy MetroMATE transport app for use on smartphones.

Catch a train into the city and it is just a short walk over to the Adelaide Convention Centre from the Adelaide Railway Station. You can check timetables for trains, buses and trams on the Adelaide Metro website.

The closest tram stop is located right in front of the historic Adelaide Railway Station, which is just a two-minute walk from the Convention Centre.

Adelaide’s Free City bus service is a complimentary service for people who want to get around the city quickly, and stops right near the Adelaide Convention Centre (routes 98A, 98C). A network of public buses also connects the city to the rest of Adelaide.

A Taxi Rank is positioned immediately in front of the Adelaide Casino on North Terrace. A short taxi trip to the airport takes 15 minutes and costs approximately $25.

Park ‘n’ Ride
Park ‘n’ Ride car parks offer visitors parking at convenient suburban locations, who then transfer to an Adelaide Metro public transport service to complete their journey. There are 72 Park ‘n’ Ride locations offering more than 10,800 parking spots.


The Adelaide Convention Centre provides a range of accessibility options and facilities. All car parks and buildings are wheelchair accessible.

Parking @ the Convention Centre

There are two undercover car parking options at the North Terrace and Riverbank car parks. The Riverbank car park is accessible from Morphett Street / Festival Drive.

Both car parks are located directly under the Centre and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each is fitted with video surveillance camera systems and security patrols both areas.

Clearance is 2.0 metres and automated payment stations accept credit / debit cards (surcharges apply).

Alternative Parking Options

Secure Parking

  • 16 Solomon Street Car Park
  • 142 North Terrace, Adelaide (entry is via Woodson Lane)
  • Rundle Place (entry is via 90-100 Grenfell Street)
  • 9 Tatham Street


For pre-booked spots via Secure A Spot:

Friday -$15 + booking fee all day parking

Saturday & Sunday -$10 + booking fee all day parking

Customers can book on our website HERE.

Wilson Parking
(Friday rates 1 hrs $12, 3 hrs $20, 4.5 hrs+ $26, early bird before 9.30am $14. Weekend flat rate $7)

  • 189/207 Hindley St
  • 14 – 24 Rosina Street
  • 30 Hindley Street
  • 169 Morphett Street


Who is exhibiting at the show?

A list of exhibitors will be uploaded to the website a couple of weeks prior to the show.
Is the show indoors or outdoors?

The exhibits are spread across the indoor venues at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Some individual boats may be berthed outdoors if appropriate.
What time and day is the show open?

The show is open from 10AM until 8PM on Fri 28th and Sat 29th of June. The show is open from 10AM until 6PM on Sunday 30th June.
How much does it cost?

Daily entry to the show is as follows:

  • Adults $10
  • Children (5 – 17 years) $5
  • Kids under five years are FREE (accompanied by an adult).
  • Family $25 (2 Adults, 3 Children)
  • Seniors & Pensioners $8
  • All tickets $5 after 5pm for use on the day of the ticket sale (door sales only, excludes family tickets).

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online here, or on the day at the entrance to the show.
Is there parking?

There are two undercover car parking options at the North Terrace and Riverbank car parks. The Riverbank car park is accessible from Morphett Street / Festival Drive.
Is the show wheelchair friendly?

The venue is wheelchair accessible, although some assistance may be required should you wish to board a particular boat.
Can I bring food, drinks, alcohol?

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the show and we request that you refrain from consuming your own food while in the venue. There are cafes selling coffee, alcohol and food inside the show.
Are dogs permitted?

Only assistance and guide dogs are permitted in the venue. Please leave your other pets at home.
Is photography/videography allowed?

We encourage it! Please take lots of photos while at the show and hashtag any social media posts as #adelaideboatshow
I'm with the media. Is there a special pass?

The Boating Industry Association Ltd welcomes bona fide members of the media concerned with editorial content. Please contact for media packs and accreditation.
I'd like to exhibit. Is there still room?

Late availability does sometimes arise. Please email or call the Boating Industry Association Ltd office on (02) 9438 2077.
Who is the organiser of this show?

The Boating Industry Association Ltd (BIA) organises this show and many other boat shows around the country.

The association is also responsible for the administration and management of many recreational boating activities and advocacy affairs within New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory. Contact the BIA.

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