Privacy Policy for the Boating Industry Association of Australia Ltd.

Boating Industry Association of Australia Ltd, T/A Boating Industries Alliance Australia
ABN: 96 149 274 724  ACN: 149 274 724
300 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

Telephone: 08 8212 6207

Email:  Website: or


Introduction to the Boating Industries Alliance Australia

The Boating Industries Alliance Australia (BIAA) is the national peak body for the recreational and light commercial boating industry in Australia. BIAA provides a national voice for the alliance of state Boating Industry Associations, including Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Marine Queensland, working on their behalf as members to advance, promote and protect the boating industry.

As the principal advocate for the boating industry, BIAA is the national focus for relationships with state and federal governments, user groups, other marine industry bodies, associated industry sectors, international agencies and standards and regulatory organisations. BIAA works in partnership with a number of stakeholders to strengthen the message of the boating industry and related stakeholders, including boating and fishing associations.

The Boating Industries Alliance Australia is an alliance of six members, which between them represent more than 90% of the boating industry in Australia. Individual boating industry businesses are not directly members of BIAA, however they are represented at BIAA by their local state association. The BIAA is funded by contributions from each state association but is a separate organisation with independence to a level consistent with direction provided by the BIAA Board. The BIAA staff works to this Board direction and provides national-level support to state association managers as required.


Privacy Statement

The Boating Industry Association of Australia Ltd, hereafter referred to as the BIAA, takes privacy seriously. In December 2000, the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (the Amendment Act) was passed by federal Parliament. The new Act came into effect for most organisations covered by the Privacy Act on 21 December 2001. There are 10 National Privacy Principles:
Use and disclosure
Data quality
Data security
Access and correction
Trans-border data flows
Sensitive information

The BIAA currently retains and will from time to time collect, information from its members and other associated groups and individuals. This information is collected and used primarily for purposes relating to membership contact details, in order to provide information in the form of newsletters, faxes, flyers, prospectuses, education, and other material relevant to assisting members of companies as well as individuals, in order to promote and protect recreational boating as a safe, environmentally responsible pastime and sport for individuals and families.

In addition, the boating community, all levels of government and other interested companies and individuals contact the BIAA for specific and strategic information in relation to recreational boating. The BIAA also provides contact details for its members as a member service.

Information that is retained by the BIAA is updated upon receipt of notification of changes and is protected from distribution outside of the BIAA except with the permission of each relevant company or individual.

Members and other associated groups or individuals can at any time request from the BIA NSW the type of information that is retained about them. Access to information about any individual or company can be given to them, except to the extent that such information might impact on paragraphs a) to j) of Principle 6 of the National Privacy Principles.

Wherever possible the BIAA will offer members, companies and individuals the option of not identifying them in any transactions where information is collected or retained.

Information will not be provided to foreign countries unless an express authority is received by the relevant member, company of individual or paragraphs a) to f) of Principle 9 of the National Privacy Principles applies.

Sensitive information will not be collected about individuals unless the BIAA is provided with an express authority, or paragraphs clauses 10.1 to 10.3 and all-inclusive paragraphs of Principle 10 of the National Privacy Principles apply.


Privacy Officer

The BIAA has designated a staff member as its Privacy Officer.

Details for contacting the Privacy Officer are:

Nik Parker
300 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA 5000

Telephone: 08 8212 6207

Changes to information retained by the BIAA

If information retained by the BIAA requires changes please write to BIAA at:
PO Box 10083, Adelaide BC, SA 5000

or by email to

or telephone 08 8212 6207


Requests for information

Information regarding member services and other relevant information can generally be obtained by telephone, in person, email or the BIAA website at

Personal details provided to the BIA in order to supply requested information would only be retained in order that the supply of information may be undertaken.


Requests for anonymity

Will be offered to members and others seeking or providing information in all correspondence as well as electronic media (website and email).

Important links and contact details

For full details regarding the 10 National Privacy Principles including all clauses and legislation:


The Privacy Commissioner can be contacted at:

Telephone: 1300 363 992    FREE 1300 363 992 (for the cost of a local call anywhere in Australia)

TTY: 1800 620 241 (this number is dedicated for the hearing impaired only)
Post: GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW 1042
Facsimile: +61 2 9284 9666