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Welcome to the award-winning
MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival

An exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture and one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.

News & Updates

Message from the Chairman – November/December 2018

Whilst the countdown to the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2019 is certainly on, I would like to pause to reflect for a moment on some of the extraordinary effort and support that goes into producing this wonderful event.  Our management team, headed up by General Manager Paul Cullen, now has “all hands […]

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GM’s Log November/December 2018

We are sometimes asked: The Wooden Boat Festival is four days long, once every two years, right?  So what do you do all the rest of that time? Gosh, where do we start? When the festival is going full blast, you’ll see around 400 volunteers on deck – parking boats, staffing counters, collecting data, managing […]

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We Need Your Help

Once Every Two Years, We Ask for Help. The MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival is an enormously popular public event.  We are proud of the fact that we’re free and accessible to all and that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We have tremendous support from our volunteers, our sponsors, from State and local […]

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2019 Preview Program Is Out!

It’s ready!  Planning your visit to the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival?  Want to know what’s on and when?  Need a map of the festival site or a list of the Tall Ships offering cruises?.  We’ve got you covered.  It’s all here in the 32-page Festival Preview Program.  Download it here:  AWBF_Program 2019. The […]

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Boats Ashore Filling Fast

Boats Ashore Places Filling Rapidly The 2019 AWBF is fast upon us and indications are that this, the 13th, will indeed be a feast for the senses, complete with a miscellany of vessels from Australia and overseas. The Boats Ashore section has been well-subscribed but there are still places available. Prospective exhibitors are encouraged to […]

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Naming Rights Sponsor

MyState Bank is the first naming rights sponsor of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. MyState is a long-standing supporter of the Tasmanian community and the company’s sponsorship of the festival is a testament to its great commercial and cultural value. 


Principal Sponsor

Events Tasmania’s Major Event Partnerships Program provides funding to significant events that return substantial economic outcomes for our state. Events in this category play a big part in supporting Tasmania’s visitor economy.

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