About Us

THE BOAT SHOW WITH SO MUCH MORE

The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is an annual four-day, family-friendly event that is Australia’s only “Working Boat Show” attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Australia and around the world.

From 2015, the Expo will be brought forward to align with the dates of Queensland’s other boating events – the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Riviera Festival of Boating – facilitating four fantastic days on the Gold Coast from 21-24 May for boat lovers and enthusiasts.

Staged within the facilities of Australia’s largest manufacturing plants and shipyards at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera, this ready-made venue provides the perfect location for the public to see such facilities and witness boat-building, refitting and repairing first-hand bringing enthusiasts even closer to our industry, in a highly memorable and interactive manner.

The Expo not only offers a wide range of exhibits from kayaks to superyachts, it also offers a comprehensive program of events including a variety of live technical demonstrations and attractions with something happening every 15 minutes over the four big days.

2015 will also see the visitor experience enhanced with the addition of an interactive demonstration and experience arena and some new attractions for the children.

The Expo also actively supports local charities and organisations with $17,000 donated in 2014 to the Rotary Club of Coomera River, Sailability Gold Coast and the Westpac Surf Life Saver Helicopter Rescue Service.

To-date the Expo is proud to have raised a total of $68,000 for these worthwhile and volunteer based charities.


DATES

Thursday May 21

Friday May 22

Saturday May 23

Sunday May 24


TIMES

Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 9.00am – 4.oopm


COST

Adult General Admission – $10.00

Children under 15 Admission – Free*

Seniors/Pensioners General Admission – $7.00*

2 Day Pass – $15.00

3 Day Pass – $20.00

4 Day Pass – $25.00

>> Click here to purchase tickets <<

Please note

All General Admission tickets are per person, per day and available for purchase online and at the gate.

All 2 Day, 3 Day and 4 Day Passes are per person and can be used on any of the four days of Expo, please ensure you bring your ticket each day. Passes available for purchase online and at the gate.

*All children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult and a seniors/pensioners card must be presented at the gate.


PARKING

Car parking is FREE to all visitors and is available on site and within surrounding areas of the Marine Precinct.

To download a 2015 car parking plan, which outlines all available car parks during this years event >> click here <<

Signs and volunteers will direct you to available car parks once you enter Waterway Drive.


LOCATION

Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Coomera.

Waterway Drive, Coomera, Queensland 4209, Australia.

>> Click here << for instructions on how to get here.



VISITOR INFORMATION

FOOD COURT

Located within the Expo is an international food court offering a wide range of food stalls and options including Paella, Teppanyaki Noodles, America Hotdogs, Souvlaki, Fresh Salads and Wraps, Woodfired Pizzas, Fish and Chips, Nachos, Venezuelan Plates, Spanish Doughnuts and Pancakes, just to name a few.

This food court will be clearly marked on the site map within our Official Event Program, which will be handed to you as you enter the Expo.


RESTAURANTS

Looking for a dining experience? Three on-site restaurants will be open throughout the course of the show; The Galley which is located on the Boat Works site, Riviera Yacht Club located on the Riviera site and the Fishmongers on Coomera River which is located on the Gold Coast City Marina site.

For more information on any of these restaurants  >> click here <<


FACILITIES

ATM machines are available directly across from the food court area and at the entrance to the Gold Coast City Marina site in front of the Marine Cafe.

These ATM machines will be clearly marked on the site map within our Official Event Program, which will be handed to you as you enter the Expo.


SEATING

Ample seating and shade is available within the food court area and at the Club Marine Main Stage.

Additional seating is available around the High Diving Tank, Yamaha Super Fishing Tank and within our Rest Stop’s. Bench seats are also scattered through out the display circuit.


LOST CHILDREN/PROPERTY

Upon entry, bright orange wristbands are available for parents or guardians to write their mobile numbers on, to make it easier to reunite lost children.

All lost children and property must be brought to the Expo office which is located directly across from Sirocco Marine North’s site #131 (North from the food court). In the event of a lost child an announcement will be made over the PA and the child will then wait at the Expo office for collection by their parent or guardian.



 

ABOUT US

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Expo is a not-for-profit association staged by the marine industry leaders, for the marine industry and was founded in 2011. The Expo partners are Riviera, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Quintrex, International Paint, Clipper Motor Yachts, Stefan Boating World and The Boat Works.

The Expo’s key driver is to entice and educate the public to explore and learn all the exciting possibilities that “boating” and getting out on the water has to offer.

The Expo’s primary charter is to stage the event at minimal cost outlay to exhibitors and only seek to recover direct costs. There is no requirement to make a profit from the running of this event.

The voluntary committee’s focus from day one has been the return on investment for all exhibitors. As a result, you will see and experience a more streamlined approach to the Expo. It’s a more back-to-basics event focused on the long-term success of its exhibitors and the ultimate visitation experience for the boating public.