In Tasmania, flares must be carried in Sheltered and Coastal Waters
Flare have a maximum service life of three years.
What to do with old flares?
Marine and Safety Tasmania periodically arranges flare collections from boat ramps and other venues around Tasmania. Bicheno, Swansea and Triabunna dates and times will be advised here - or on the MAST Website and Facebook.
NEXT FLARE COLLECTION
If you have expired flares
Please store your old flares in a safe place until an alternative method of disposal is established.
DO NOT DISPOSE OF OUT-OF-DATE FLARES IN HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH.
What about old EPIRB's?
Yes, we'll still take your old EPIRB. We'll disable it, dismantle it and recycle the parts. We'll also let the Australian Maritime Safety Authority know its be taken out of service. Please don't dispose of your beacon in your household rubbish. Old EPIRB's are regularly activated in rubbish tips. As a first response AMSA will send a Search and Rescue aircraft from Melbourne to pinpoint the location, then local resources will be deployed to dig through the tip until they find the EPIRB to deactivate the signal.