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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

Adelaide is home to an efficient, citywide transport network, including free tram travel within the City Centre. The closest tram stop is located right in front of the historic Adelaide Railway Station, which is just a two minute walk from the Centre.

Accessibility

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

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

FAQ’s

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 (6 – 17 years) $5

Kids under five 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 marketing@bia.org.au for media packs and accreditation.

I’d like to exhibit. Is there still room?

Late availability does sometimes arise. Please email info@bia.org.au 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.