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Expired Flares

In Tasmania, flares are an option in Sheltered Waters and must be carried in Coastal Waters. 
Pyrotechnic Flares have a maximum service life of three years.

What to do with old flares?

Marine and Safety Tasmania has arranged a number of collection points at Council Waste Management Centres. For Glamorgan Spring Bay check to see if your local Waste Management Centre takes expired flares.



Expired EPIRBS

Expired EPIRBS are still capable of sending a distress signal that will prompt an emergency response which may include tasking a Search and Rescue aircraft from Melbourne. 
ructions for safely disabling and dismantling an expired EPIRB can be found on the MAST website or get in touch with us and we'll do it for you.


Please don't dispose of expired flares or EPIRBS in your household rubbish.

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