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Sydney International Boat Show

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The largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.
3 to 7 August
(02) 9438 2077
International Convention Centre Sydney and Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour

10am - 8pm
(International Convention Centre Sydney)

10am - 7pm 
(Cockle Bay Marina)

Ticket Prices
$22 adult
$13 child

Sydney International Boat Show is turning 50, and is better than ever before.

Come down to Sydney’s iconic harbour to enjoy the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere!

Whether your passion is fishing, sailing, cruising, canoeing or simply mucking around in boats—Sydney International Boat Show, held annually since 1968, will satisfy your passion for the boating lifestyle.

Located within Darling Harbour; the undercover exhibits are at the fabulous International Convention Centre Sydney, and the in-water exhibits are only minutes away in Cockle Bay Marina.

Tickets for the show can be purchased in advance online, or at the door to the show. Buy tickets

Yes the boat show is full of boats and gear, but that’s not all. Visitors to the show can enjoy a whole lot of activities that will help the day be more complete.

Event Deck
Visit the Event Deck on the upper level to take in lots of fun, food and entertainment, plus spectacular city views. Here you can watch in-pool demonstrations with kayaks and stand up paddleboards, including Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. Meet people who can tell you all about this and many other great things to do on the water. Stop, rest and revive at the Prawn and Oyster Bar, the Kids Ice-creamery or the Garden Bar.

Dive Expo
For the first time, Sydney International Boat Show welcomes Australia International Dive Expo. This is a new dedicated diving exhibition area in the middle of the Show, in the lower level halls of the International Convention Centre. There will be plenty to see and do, with equipment trials taking place in the dive pool, an underwater photography exhibition and the opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Hear pro tips from dive experts or get all set up for your first-ever dive.

Find out more information about things to do at the Boat Show



Tickets for the show can be purchased in advance online or at the door to the show. 

Ticket Prices

  • $22 adult
  • $13 child
  • $49 family pass
  • $30 two day guest pass
  • $40 three day guest pass
  • $16 pensioner
  • $20 seniors

Buy tickets


The International Convention Centre Sydney is easily accessible by public transport, including light rail, ferry and train and is only a 10-minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations.

Secure car parking is available and conveniently located within the Darling Harbour precinct for those wishing to drive to the show.

With Darling Harbour being a main hub of entertainment for Sydney, there are plenty of public transport and accommodation options.

View more information on getting to the Show.