2023 AFTA
Tackle Show


The Tackle Show is our once-a-year opportunity as an entire industry to come together, to showcase new products, celebrate our achievements, discuss issues affecting all of our businesses and network with our peers.  In 2023, the AFTA Tackle Show returns to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 3rd to the 5th of August. 

The AFTA Tackle Show is the only official Fishing, Marine and Outdoors trade show in Australia run by the industry for the benefit of the industry.

The 2022 event was a sell out.  Book now so you don’t miss out on being a part of the 2023 AFTA Tackle Show.

Countdown to the 2023 Tackle Show


Retailers: Get Involved by Registering to attend the Tackle Show

Exhibitors: Get Involved by Opting In via the Exhibitor Portal

How does it work for retailers?

• Register to attend to AFTA Tackle Show

• Visit the registration desk to collect your name badge and $750 Voucher (1 per member store)

• Visit any of the participating exhibitors and place an order to claim your voucher

• Voucher must be spent at the show and is only valid on the TRADE DAYS

The fine print

• This offer is only available to independently owned retail stores that are financial members of AFTA.

• Wholesalers may have their own rules for how the voucher can be claimed with their product.

• All amounts are exclusive of GST

Show Hours

Thursday: 8.30am – 5.00pm

Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Register your team for entry to the 2023 Tackle Show!

If you have paid your 2023 AFTA Membership fee your entry to the show is included. You will need to use the promo code emailed to you (exhibitors please refer to the portal).

Please DO NOT purchase a ticket and then ask for a refund. If you do not have the member code required please email admin@afta.net.au to request it.

2023 Gala Dinner & Awards Night

The AFTA Gala Dinner and Awards Night is a highlight of the Trade Show event. It is a chance to celebrate our industry’s achievements over the last 12 months, recognise outstanding new products and show appreciation to individuals for their work on behalf of our industry.

Event Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm        Dress Code: Business Casual

Ticket prices
$65 per person – AFTA Member
$200 per person – AFTA Non-Member

AFTA subsidises over 50% of the cost of each member’s ticket to make it easier for members to be a part of this special night.

The ticket includes a 4-hour drinks package, dinner and dessert. Seats are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.


AFTA Tackle Show Floor Plan

Last Updated on 25 May 2023.

Want to exhibit at the 2023 AFTA Tackle Show?

The Prospectus contains important information to help with your event planning.

AFTA Tackle Show Space Application

The only way to secure stand space at the 2023 show is to submit this application. Queries are most welcome but emails and phone calls will not secure your space.


Dorsett Gold Coast is Broadbeach’s latest hotel, designed for the modern-day guest. With over 300 stunningly appointed rooms, Dorsett Gold Coast sits proudly amongst the vibrant restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues of The Star Gold Coast’s world-class integrated resort.

AFTA has yet again negotiated a great rate for all 2023 Trade Show attendees in this fabulous new hotel!


The hotel is linked via a bridge walkway to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, it’s easy and so convenient!

Book your AFTA Show Accomodation

**To ensure you receive the AFTA rate, you must use this booking link**

Membership of AFTA

Exhibitors: Do you want to receive discounted space rates? Join AFTA today!

Retailers: Not only will you receive free entry into the trade show but in 2023 AFTA is offering a $750 voucher to all independent retailers who attend one or both trade days at the show. What are you waiting for?

Media: Did you realise that AFTA has taken out a travel insurance policy to cover its members in 2023? Join AFTA now!



It was fantastic to see our industry reuniting again in August of 2022.

The trade show calendar offered plenty of networking opportunities. The show itself, AFTA’s AGM, Happy Hour and the Gala Dinner & Awards Night, which saw over 400 people attend (not forgetting those who left it too late to secure a seat), shows just how vital face-to-face contact is with our industry mates.

There’s already plenty of talk for the 2023 show; if you missed it in 2022, start planning now to ensure you don’t do that again!

Michael Starkey

President, AFTA

Images: 2022 AFTA Show

Images: 2022 AFTA Gala Dinner & Awards Night

Looking ahead:

Once again the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre will be the venue for the 2024 Tackle Show; August 15-17