Become a Member

About the BIAWA

The Boating Industry Association’s aim is to help the marine industry and it does this by assisting in the daily running of Member’s businesses through advice and services and also by lobbying to ensure a long and viable future for the industry.
You may have already heard of the Association or seen its logo displayed on our Member’s businesses. The Association is not just for marine dealerships or repairers as is a common misconception, but for any business associated with the marine industry. The Membership base of the BIA is varied and covers a huge cross section of the industry.
The BIAWA represents owners and business principals in the marine industry throughout WA.
The BIA's highly-regarded Code of Ethics is the basis for the public's confidence when they trade with a BIA member, it is a landmark statement that sets out the standard of behaviour BIA members must follow in their dealings with the public.
BIA's advertising and promotional activities over many years have developed a public recognition of its logo to the point where people look for the BIA logo before choosing a business from which they will purchase a boat or have a boat repaired or serviced or purchase spare parts.
In the state sphere the BIA is strongly placed to represent the interests of its members. The BIA is in constant contact with politicians and Government officials and regularly provides advice to them on matters affecting the industry.
The BIAWA is also a founding member of the Boating Industries Alliance Australia- the federal body which draws together BIA's sister organisations in other states and territories to represent the industry at Federal Government level.

Membership Types

Members are divided into four types:

Ordinary Members –  Any sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or division thereof that derives its principle source of revenue from the retail sales, wholesale distribution, manufacturer or assembly of recreational marine products and marine services.

Ordinary members are entitled to all rights and privileges of the Association.

Associate Members - To be considered for our Associate Industry Membership category, the business must provide support services to Marine Industry members and/or the boating public.  These businesses must exemplify professionalism, minimum codes of conduct and must represent themselves as upstading ambassadors for the Marine Industry.

Association members are entitled to limited rights and priviledges of the Association and are not elegible to hold office or vote at the General Meeting.

Benefits of Belonging
The following benefits are available to BIAWA members.

Code of Ethics
The BIA maintains a Code of Ethics and asks all of our members to participate in this voluntary code. In turn our messages promote that a consumer can deal in confidence with a BIA member and that these businesses have a high degree of integrity.

Marketing Tools
We proudly promote directly to the boating public the advantages of doing business with a BIA member. The BIA as a symbol of integrity is publicised through our advertising and educational programs. All members are entitled to use the BIA symbol to identify their company as a BIA member.
Each member is supplied with BIA signage, logos and a certificate to enable public identification as members.

Free Travel Insurance
BIA Members automatically receive Travel Insurance whilst a financial member of the BIA, members and their staff automatically receive travel insurance for Interstate and Overseas business trips including any pure overseas leisure trip taken by Company Directors of the BIA member. This covers those trips of directors even when it has nothing to do with business and accompanying spouses and dependants are also covered.

Workplace Advice Line
Industrial relations support for your business has now been secured, delivering further value to your membership.
Backed by Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, the Workplace Advice Line is your assurance that you are making the right workplace decisions. If you have a question, need clarification or need to talk through a workplace relations matter in confidence, BIA members have a dedicated direct line they can call – 13 29 59

BIA Certified Dealer Warranty Program
Members may be eligible to participate as an authorised provider of the BIA Warranty Program. This program has been developed in conjunction with Nautilus Insurance offering consumers additional protection on their second hand boat and engine. BIA providers are paid a commission on the sale of the warranty.

Boat Show Discount
BIA members are entitled to discounted rates at all BIA Boat Shows.

Legal representation/Advice
Should you require any legal advice please contact Arns & Associates, identify yourself as a BIAWA Member (Arns & Associates will have a list of financial members) and you will be given a brief but informative consultation on what to do next. There will be no charge to you for this initial phone call.

Newsletter
All members receive a bi?monthly newsletter, which provides updated industry information.
Networking Events
Throughout the year members will be invited to an array of events giving you the opportunity to meet
with other members in your local area. In 2012, the BIA will hold a series of networking events throughout the state.

Training
BIA members are able to participate in the inexpensive and high quality training courses/seminars organised by the Association.

Fleet Discount - Grand Toyota
BIAWA members can now obtain Fleet discount when they purchase their next Toyota from Grand Toyota in Wangara. Fleet discount is available on the full range of Toyota vehicles.
BIAWA members are also offered Fleet discount when they service their vehicle with Grand Toyota Wangara. Fleet service discount can be as much as 20% off the service cost and is available on any make or model of vehicle.

Discounted Power for your business
A FREE assessment/audit (value of $750) of your current rates and all charges on your bill for your business and access to bulk electricity rates sought at market low points.

Advertising
BIA MEMBER logo included in your line ad at no additional charge with both The West Australian and The Sunday Times. Giving your line ad additional size and the consumer the "buy in confidence" message.
20% discount of the rate card when advertising within WA Boatrader Magazine.
As a BIA member when you advertise with Boatsonline all your listings are also included on BoatsOnSale.com.au (the only online national marine marketplace for BIA Members exclusively)

Marine Business Magazine
Members automatically receive a free subscription to Marine Business Magazine. The magazine comes out 6 times per year and is delivered by mail.

RecFishWest Membership
Members receive complimentary membership with RecFishWest. Membership entitles you to regular newsletters, media releases and bulletins about activities affecting recreational fishing and the opportunity to express your opinions on these topics. Members can even choose to take on a more active role by nominating to become a Recfishwest Board member.

Banking
As a BIA WA member you’re entitled to special rates and reduced terminal rental for Merchant Services (EFTPOS terminals). This could mean that your BIA WA memberships pays for itself.
 BIA WA members also now have access to a Business Banker from Commonwealth Bank who can arrange for you to receive tailored advice on:
 
• Day-to-day banking including business accounts and EFTPOS terminals.
• Funding options including Business Credit Cards and Commercial Loans.
• Investment Products.
• Insurance.
• Financial Planning.


As a BIA WA member you’re entitled to a free Business Financial Health Check. A Business Banker can look at every aspect of your business to ensure you have the tools you need to help you run a successful business.
 

The BIAWA is constantly working on obtaining more benefits for its membership. You will be updated on new benefits as they are adopted.

For any further details or information, please contact the office on 9227 7899 or email  admin@biawa.asn.au

 
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