Flare Collection

Disposal of Flares

Latest Information visit MAST: Flares - Marine and Safety Tasmania (mast.tas.gov.au)

Collection points for out-of-date flares are now provided by the following municipal waste stations:

North West

North / North East

South / East


Flare Information

  • Flares should be stored where they are accessible and remain dry. The storage area should be clearly marked;
  • Read the instructions on distress flares carefully to ensure familiarity with the method of operation. Different brands of signals have different methods of ignition;
  • Ensure passengers also know how to ignite them;
  • Check the expiry date and to replace any out-of-date product;
  • Out of date flares must not be placed into general municipality rubbish collections. This can cause fires at collection points and cause injury to workers;
Waters Flare Requirement
Smooth Waters Recommended
Partially Smooth Waters
(Sheltered Waters)
2 x Red Hand Flares
2 x Orange Smoke Flares
Open and Coastal Waters 2 x Red Hand Flares
2 x Orange Smoke Flares
2 x Red Parachute Rockets

Bendigo 1 – SOLD

UPDATE: Thankyou to everyone who inquired about the sale of Bendigo 1, Bendigo 1 has now been sold.

Gumtree: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kettering/motorboats-powerboats/sale-by-expressions-of-interest-ex-volunteer-rescue-vessel/1262567007

Sale by Expressions of Interest - Ex Volunteer Rescue Vessel “Bendigo 1” has been managed and maintained by Volunteers since 2006. Vessel has had regular maintenance intervals including engine servicing, slipping, antifouling, prop guard and insurance inspections. Capable of carrying up to 11 people on board with 2 sleeping beds forward. Galley includes a 2-burner gas top stove, system has been re-evaluated/certified in 2017.

Bendigo 1 has recently been slipped (Oct 2020) for Annual Maintenance.
For any information or to submit a letter of offer please email [email protected]
Seeking offers over $35K

Builder: Steber Boats (NSW)
Length: 9.8 meters (32 Feet)
Built: 1978
TAS Rego: 29820
Beam: 3.1 meters
Draft: 750mm (2 Feet 6 Inches)
Crew: 3-4 (Max 11)
Hull Construction: Glass Reinforced Plastic (Fiberglass)
Engines: 2 x Yanmar 2 x 4LHA-HTZE Diesels – 110kW @ 3300rpm
Engine Hours: 1300~
Max Speed: 20 Knots
Crusie: 13 Knots (15 litres per hour per engine)
Fresh Water: 100 Litre stainless steel tank


  • 406Mhz EPIRB (GPS Fitted)
  • Safety Equipment Grab Bag
  • Life Ring
  • Raymarine Autopilot System
  • Raymarine Depth Sounder
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • Bennett’s Trim Tabs
  • Fire Blanket
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Gas and Bilge Alarm