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.

Want to exhibit at the 2023 AFTA Tackle Show?

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

AFTA Tackle Show Floor Plan

Last Updated on 24 March 2023.

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 fabulous 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 so 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