Steam Boat Association of Australia
The Steam Boat Association of Australia is a non-profit organization whose members have a keen interest in steam driven vessels of all types;
large and small, old and new.
The association has over 100 members around Australia and over 60 launch size steam boats on the register.
Many of our members own Putt Putts (a term used to describe open launches with older- style petrol inboard motors). As both steam and putt putt are similar size and speed they go well together during our waterway activities, a putt putt has also been the first step towards a steamer for some members.
On these pages you will find details of a variety of Australian steamboats and steamboat projects and links to other sites of interest to fans of maritime steam.
The Association meets quarterly, usually on the fourth Tuesday of February, May. August and November at 7.30pm at the Gladesville Bowling Club in Sydney.
Meetings are informal and will usually attract a guest speaker. Recent topics have included propellers, patternmaking, experiences from the engine rooms of the Union Steamship Company ships in the 1950's and building a triple expansion engine. Previous meetings have premiered the latest DVD in Dick Collingridge's Australia Live Steam Series; or featured such guests as vexillographer John Vaughan explaining all about flags.
Our doors are open to anyone interested in joining our growing community. As a Steam Boat Association of Australia member, you’ll have exposure to a vibrant network along with a wealth of knowledge and experience you can’t find anywhere else. Our community is tight-knit, but incredibly welcoming.
- Fri, 01 MarPaynesville Yacht Club01 Mar 2024, 6:00 pm – 03 Mar 2024, 3:00 pmPaynesville Yacht Club, Paynesville VIC 3880, Australia
- Fri, 24 MayMoreton Bay Region24 May 2024, 10:00 am – 26 May 2024, 4:00 pmMoreton Bay Region, Moreton Bay Region, QLD, Australia24 May 2024, 10:00 am – 26 May 2024, 4:00 pmMoreton Bay Region, Moreton Bay Region, QLD, AustraliaEach May for over 25 years, the beautiful island of Bribie celebrates a rich and bountiful maritime history within the backdrop of a post-card perfect coastline by bringing the Bribie Classic Boat Regatta to the Pumicestone Passage of Queensland’s Moreton Bay.
- Sat, 08 JuneElmoos Reserve, Sussex Inlet08 June 2024, 9:00 am – 09 June 2024, 4:00 pmElmoos Reserve, Sussex Inlet, Unnamed Road, Sussex Inlet NSW 2540, Australia
- Fri, 07 FebHobart07 Feb 2025, 10:00 am – 10 Feb 2025, 4:00 pmHobart, Hobart TAS, Australia
Interested in becoming a member or simply have questions about Steam Boat Association of Australia? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate in reaching out today.
19 Maldon Street Penrith, NSW, 2750