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About AIMS

CarsGuide team

13 Sep 2006 • 2 min read

The Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) is Australia’s largest automotive event and one of the top ten motor shows in the world. With an annual attendance in excess of 260,000 people, AIMS is Australia’s largest single-industry event and the largest exhibition of any kind in New South Wales after the Royal Easter Show.

Previously known as the Sydney Motor Show, the first event was held in 1911 and –except for world wars - the show has been held almost every year since. For most of its life the Sydney Motor Show was held at the Royal Agricultural Society’s halls at Moore Park before, in 1988, moving to the newly-built Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour.

The motor show is organised by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries on behalf of its members – Australia’s automobile manufacturers, importers and distributors. Each year more than 60 all-new, updated or concept cars are unveiled amongst the more than 500 vehicles on display.