Welcome to the official site of the

Nautique Moomba Masters presented by GM Marine 2024

The Victorian Water Ski Association are both proud and honored to continue to present the Moomba Masters, bringing world acclaimed athletes and officials to participate and compete in various disciplines of water skiing activities. Held annually in March, in the heart of Melbourne on the Yarra River. Over 6 days and nights the event brings spectators and overseas visitors in their thousands, to witness these competitions in conjunction with the Melbourne Moomba Festival.​

Three event competitions Tournament (Trick, Slalom & Jump) and Wakeboarding will see competitors ski exclusively behind the Nautique ski tow boat, with wakeboard competitors behind the Nautique, all this helps to create the magic which is the Moomba Masters.​

The Moomba Masters kicks off, with the Junior Moomba Invitational for two days of competition .
Followed by the Moomba Masters and Wakeboard Invitational Championships and Water Ski promotions.

The Moomba Masters is acknowledged throughout the world Water Ski Federations.

2024 Moomba Masters International Invitational

The 63rd Year of the Moomba Masters

The Victorian Water Ski Association, in association with our organizing committee and sponsors are proudly presenting the 63rd Moomba Masters International Invitational in 2024. The event is scheduled to commence Thursday 7th March to Monday 11th March 2024, with any changes & updates to be communicated via the Moomba Masters Website, Facebook & Instagram.

All Tournament Skiers & Wakeboarders wishing to participate in the 2024 Event must complete the entry form & provide payment in full for each event via: https://www.trybooking.com/CLBFA before the closing date of 31st December 2023 – 11:59pm (AEDST)

Please ensure each individual competitor completes an intent to enter form.

For travel information please visit https://www.australia.gov.au/international-travel or discuss the entry requirements with your chosen airline.

Invitations to the top ranked skiers/riders that qualify in each event will be distributed by January 31st 2024

If your entry is unsuccessful, a Full Refund (less booking fee) will be given. If you withdraw from the event after Invitations have been distributed without a legitimate reason, NO Refund will be provided (Organisers Discretion)

Official Dates: Junior 7th & 8th March and Open 9th to the 11th  of March 2024

Official Event times will be advised via the Moomba Masters Web Site, Facebook & Instagram once confirmed

There will be a briefing for ALL skier/riders: Juniors: Wednesday 6th March at 6:00pm

Rydges Hotel – 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Open:     Friday 9th March at 5:00pm

On Site (Near Judges Tower)


Association conducted in conjunction with the IWWF rules.


To access your special rates:

  1. Visit www.rydges.com
  2. Select Rydges Melbourne, enter your required dates* and number of guests staying and click ‘GO’
  3. Click ‘I have a code’
  4. In the ‘Promo Code’ field enter your booking code: MOOMBA24
  5. Click ‘UPDATE’
  6. Your special rates will appear on the rates screen

These rates are available for stays between 03/03/2024 and 12/03/2024 (inclusive).

Yours in Skiing, Fran Hynes A.M

Victorian Water Ski Association / Moomba Masters Secretary / Manager

E-mail: waterskivic@bigpond.com

+61 429 055 233


World junior competition has moved ahead dramatically in recent years giving our junior skiers the exposure and experience they need to be competitive on an international senior level.

The Victorian Waterski Association formed the “Aussie Kiwi Challenge” with the intent to give travel and competition experience to juniors.

Junior Moomba commenced in 1977 under the guidance of the VWSA Committee and Tournament Chairman, Max Burkensleigh.

It was through the committee that “Junior Moomba” was made a reality.

Invitations were sent to interstate juniors who had achieved certain standards.

Many of these children were billeted in the homes of Victorian skiers and many lasting friendships were made. Congratulations are extended to the Victorian Waterski Association for commencing the “Aussie Kiwi Challenge” plus “Junior Moomba”, bringing it to its international recognition of today.