National Boat Day is an opportunity for Australians to

confront their fear of boats in a safe and caring atmosphere.

All around the country, let us gather in boats to re-acquaint

ourselves with a heritage we have come to fear.


Paddle-out into the ocean, onto a lake, or

simply beach your boat for a picnic in the park.

Inflatables, tinnies, dinghies, sail-boats, ocean-liners.

All are welcome on Boat Day.


Many of us will be beaching our boats on the steps of parliament,

paddling softly at the ground to ease boat-fear

from the hearts of our politicians and from the pages of policy.

Boat day may look a little silly. And it is. But it's not.