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Developing the marina industries through education, accreditation and research

Welcome to the Marina Industries Association (MIA), the peak industry body for the marina industries in Australia, Asia and the South Pacific regions.

Marinas provide many benefits for boaters and their local communities. The majority of marinas provide recreational and social opportunities and deliver an attractive public waterside leisure interface. Marinas provide a safe environment for boat storage and many are a hub for economic activity and the provision of boating facilities and services. Australia’s 347 marinas provide employment for over 23,000 people and generate AU$ 1.4b p.a. in gross turnover.

Who MIA represents: marina owners, developers, managers and operators of berthing, mooring, storage and slipway/workshop/boatyard facilities connected to sailing, cruising and recreational boating and the suppliers of goods and services to marinas.

Where MIA is active: MIA has members in many countries and has a growing influence in the marina industries across the wider Asian region.

What MIA does: MIA's mission is to support the sustainable development of the marina industries through education, accreditation and research. Click the links below to hear what marina managers have to say about MIA training.

Kylie Brown
IMM Graduate
Doug Taylor
IMM Scholarship Winner
Karen Baldwin
Training Benefits
Peter Moxham CMM
Evan Wooldridge
AMM Graduate
Richard Hewett CMP
Trevor Fong
CMP Certification

MIA memberships and alliances: MIA is a partner in the Global Marina Institute ; a partner of The Yacht Harbours Association with the Global Gold Anchor Scheme and a member of the ICOMIA Marinas Group. MIA is a partner with the Boating Industries Association in Marine17 and the Marine Industry Foundation. MIA has a long standing research partnership with the Recreational Marine Research Centre based at Michigan State University.

More information: This website is full of information not only for MIA members and industry non- members. Boaters, students, researchers, businesses, government and community members interested in marinas can find valuable information on our web site