Expired Flares

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?

Unfortunately, as of 9 September 2020, we are no longer permitted to collect out-of-date flares. MAST is investigating an alternative for disposal.

If you have expired flares

Please store your old flares in a safe place until an alternative method of disposal is established.

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DO NOT DISPOSE OF OUT-OF-DATE FLARES IN HOUSEHOLD RUBBISH.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.

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