Disposing of expired marine flares

The expired flares collection program is currently running until 18 April 2021. Find out how, when and where to dispose of old flares.

What to do with expired flares

Most flares have a use-by date of 3 years and they must be replaced before the expiry date. Flares contain explosive matter which makes safe and legal disposal difficult.

The expired flares collection program provides the boating community with an opportunity to safely dispose of their out of date flares.

The collection program for the 2020-2021 boating season started on 20 November 2020. It runs to 18 April 2021 at 46 locations along the coast from Tweed Heads to Eden.

Setting off marine flares

Flares signal that you are in trouble and provide an exact location for searching aircraft or vessels. You must only ignite them when rescuers are in view. It is an offence to set off flares except in an emergency.

More information about flares.

Search collection locations

Find locations, dates and times of collections by searching the map or the collection schedule.


 

Map of collection sites

Collection dates and times

RegionLocationDateStartFinish
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieKennedy Drive Boat Ramp, Tweed HeadsFriday, 20 November 20207:309:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieKennedy Drive Boat Ramp, Tweed HeadsFriday, 8 January 20217:309:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieKennedy Drive Boat Ramp, Tweed Heads
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
Thursday, 1 April 20217:309:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieFishery Creek Boat Ramp, BallinaFriday, 20 November 202010:3012:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieFishery Creek Boat Ramp, BallinaFriday, 8 January 202110:3012:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieFishery Creek Boat Ramp, Ballina
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
Thursday, 1 April 202110:3012:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieEvans Head Boat Ramp, Evans HeadFriday, 20 November 202014:0015:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieEvans Head Boat Ramp, Evans HeadFriday, 8 January 202114:0015:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieEvans Head Boat Ramp, Evans HeadThursday, 1 April 202114:0015:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieSpenser Street Boat Ramp, IlukaSaturday, 21 November 20207:309:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieSpenser Street Boat Ramp, IlukaSaturday, 9 January 20217:309:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieSpenser Street Boat Ramp, IlukaSaturday, 3 April 20217:309:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieYamba Road Boat Ramp, YambaSaturday, 21 November 202010:3012:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieYamba Road Boat Ramp, YambaSaturday, 9 January 202110:3012:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieYamba Road Boat Ramp, YambaSaturday, 3 April 202110:3012:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieCoffs Harbour Boat Ramp, Coffs HarbourSaturday, 21 November 202015:0017:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieCoffs Harbour Boat Ramp, Coffs HarbourSaturday, 9 January 202115:0017:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieCoffs Harbour Boat Ramp, Coffs HarbourSaturday, 3 April 202115:0017:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieStuart Island Boat Ramp, Nambucca HeadsSunday, 22 November 20207:309:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieStuart Island Boat Ramp, Nambucca HeadsSunday, 10 January 20217:309:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieStuart Island Boat Ramp, Nambucca HeadsSunday, 4 April 20217:309:30
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieMattys Flat Boat Ramp, South West RocksSunday, 22 November 202011:0013:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieMattys Flat Boat Ramp, South West RocksSunday, 10 January 202111:0013:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieMattys Flat Boat Ramp, South West RocksSunday, 4 April 202111:0013:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieWestport Boat Ramp, Port MacquarieSunday, 22 November 202015:007:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieWestport Boat Ramp, Port MacquarieSunday, 10 January 202115:007:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieWestport Boat Ramp, Port MacquarieSunday, 4 April 202115:007:00
Tweed Heads to Port MacquarieNorth Haven Boat Ramp, Camden HavenFriday, 9 April 20217:309:30
Taree to Woy WoyQueen Elizabeth Park, River Street, TareeMonday, 23 November 20207:309:30
Taree to Woy WoyQueen Elizabeth Park, River Street, TareeMonday, 11 January 20217:309:30
Taree to Woy WoyCrowdy Head Boat Ramp, Crowdy HeadMonday, 23 November 202011:0013:00
Taree to Woy WoyCrowdy Head Boat Ramp, Crowdy HeadMonday, 11 January 202111:0013:00
Taree to Woy WoyCrowdy Head Boat Ramp, Crowdy HeadFriday, 9 April 202111:0013:00
Taree to Woy WoyForster Boat Ramp, ForsterMonday, 23 November 202014:3016:30
Taree to Woy WoyForster Boat Ramp, ForsterMonday, 11 January 202114:3016:30
Taree to Woy WoyTuncurry Boat Ramp, TuncurryFriday, 9 April 202114:3016:30
Taree to Woy WoySoldiers Point Marina Boat Ramp, Soldiers PointTuesday, 24 November 20207:3010:00
Taree to Woy WoySoldiers Point Marina Boat Ramp, Soldiers PointTuesday, 12 January 20217:3010:00
Taree to Woy WoyTeagardens Boat Ramp, TeagardensSaturday, 10 April 20217:3010:00
Taree to Woy WoyLittle Beach Boat Ramp, Little BeachTuesday, 24 November 202011:0014:00
Taree to Woy WoyLittle Beach Boat Ramp, Little BeachTuesday, 12 January 202111:0014:00
Taree to Woy WoyLittle Beach Boat Ramp, Little BeachSaturday, 10 April 202111:0014:00
Taree to Woy WoyStockton North Boat Ramp, StocktonTuesday, 24 November 202015:3017:30
Taree to Woy WoyStockton North Boat Ramp, StocktonTuesday, 12 January 202115:3017:30
Taree to Woy WoyStockton North Boat Ramp, StocktonSaturday, 10 April 202115:3017:30
Taree to Woy WoyCarrington Boat Ramp, CarringtonWednesday, 25 November 20207:3010:30
Taree to Woy WoyCarrington Boat Ramp, CarringtonWednesday, 13 January 20217:3010:30
Taree to Woy WoyCarrington Boat Ramp, CarringtonSunday, 11 April 20217:3010:30
Taree to Woy WoyBlacksmiths Boat Ramp, BlacksmithsWednesday, 25 November 202014:0016:30
Taree to Woy WoyBlacksmiths Boat Ramp, BlacksmithsWednesday, 13 January 202114:0016:30
Taree to Woy WoyBlacksmiths Boat Ramp, BlacksmithsSunday, 11 April 202114:0016:30
Taree to Woy WoyNorah Head boat ramp, Cabbage Tree Harbour, Norah HeadFriday, 27 November 20207:309:00
Taree to Woy WoyNorah Head boat ramp, Cabbage Tree Harbour, Norah HeadFriday, 15 January 20217:309:00
Taree to Woy WoyNorah Head boat ramp, Cabbage Tree Harbour, Norah HeadFriday, 16 April 20217:309:00
Taree to Woy WoyTerrigal Haven Boat Ramp, Scenic HighwayFriday, 27 November 202010:3012:00
Taree to Woy WoyTerrigal Haven Boat Ramp, Scenic HighwayFriday, 15 January 202110:3012:00
Taree to Woy WoyTerrigal Haven Boat Ramp, Scenic HighwayFriday, 16 April 202111:0013:00
Taree to Woy WoyGosford Boat Ramp, GosfordFriday, 27 November 202013:0014:30
Taree to Woy WoyGosford Boat Ramp, GosfordFriday, 15 January 202113:0014:30
Taree to Woy WoyGosford Boat Ramp, GosfordFriday, 16 April 202114:3016:30
Taree to Woy WoyLions Park Boat Ramp, Woy WoyFriday, 27 November 202015:3017:00
Taree to Woy WoyLions Park Boat Ramp, Woy WoyFriday, 15 January 202115:3017:00
Taree to Woy WoyLions Park Boat Ramp, Woy WoySaturday, 17 April 20217:3010:00
Greater Sydney RegionBayview Boat Ramp, BayviewSunday, 29 November 20207:30
12:30
12:00
17:00
Greater Sydney RegionBayview Boat Ramp, BayviewSaturday, 16 January 20217:30
12:30
12:00
17:00
Greater Sydney RegionBayview Boat Ramp, BayviewSaturday, 17th April 202112:3017:00
Greater Sydney RegionWonga Road Boat Ramp, Yowie BaySunday, 29 November 20207:309:30
Greater Sydney RegionSwallow Rock boat ramp, Grays PointSunday, 29 November 202010:3012:30
Greater Sydney RegionHawkesbury Reserve Boat Ramp, Sylvania WatersSunday, 29 November 202014:0016:00
Greater Sydney RegionHawkesbury Reserve Boat Ramp, Sylvania WatersSunday, 11 April 202115:0017:00
Greater Sydney RegionTench Reserve Boat Ramp, PenrithMonday, 30 November 20207:309:00
Greater Sydney RegionTench Reserve Boat Ramp, PenrithSunday, 17 January 20217:309:00
Greater Sydney RegionTench Reserve Boat Ramp, PenrithSunday, 18 April 20217:309:00
Greater Sydney RegionErmington Boat Ramp, ErmingtonMonday, 30 November 202010:3012:00
Greater Sydney RegionErmington Boat Ramp, ErmingtonSunday, 17 January 202110:3012:00
Greater Sydney RegionErmington Boat Ramp, ErmingtonSunday, 18 April 202110:3012:00
Greater Sydney RegionDrummoyne Boat Ramp, DrummoyneMonday, 30 November 202013:0014:30
Greater Sydney RegionDrummoyne Boat Ramp, DrummoyneSunday, 17 January 202113:0014:30
Greater Sydney RegionDrummoyne Boat Ramp, DrummoyneSunday, 18 April 202113:0014:30
Greater Sydney RegionTunks Park Boat Ramp, CammerayMonday, 30 November 202015:3017:30
Greater Sydney RegionTunks Park Boat Ramp, CammeraySunday, 17 January 202115:3017:30
Greater Sydney RegionTunks Park Boat Ramp, CammeraySunday, 18 April 202115:3017:30
Greater Sydney RegionTfNSW Rozelle Head Office, 33 James Craig Road, RozelleMonday, 30 November 20209:0011:00
Greater Sydney RegionTfNSW Rozelle Head Office, 33 James Craig Road, RozelleSunday, 17 January 20219:0011:00
Greater Sydney RegionTfNSW Rozelle Head Office, 33 James Craig Road, RozelleSunday, 11 April 20219:0011:00
Greater Sydney RegionRose Bay Boat Ramp, Rose BayMonday, 30 November 202012:0013:30
Greater Sydney RegionRose Bay Boat Ramp, Rose BaySunday, 17 January 202112:0013:30
Greater Sydney RegionRose Bay Boat Ramp, Rose BaySunday, 11 April 202112:0013:30
Greater Sydney RegionForeshore Road Boat Ramp, BanksmeadowMonday, 30 November 202015:0017:00
Greater Sydney RegionForeshore Road Boat Ramp, BanksmeadowSunday, 17 January 202115:0017:00
Greater Sydney RegionForeshore Road Boat Ramp, BanksmeadowSaturday, 10 April 202114:0016:00
Greater Sydney RegionBonna Point Road Ramp, KurnellSaturday, 16 January 20217:309:30
Greater Sydney RegionBurnam Burnam Reserve Boat Ramp, WoronoraSaturday, 16 January 202110:3012:30
Greater Sydney RegionTom Uglys Bridge Boat Ramp, SylvaniaSaturday, 16 January 202114:0016:00
Greater Sydney RegionCronulla Boat Ramp, Tonkin Oval, CronullaSaturday, 10 April 20217:309:30
Greater Sydney RegionKyeemagh Boat Ramp, KyeemaghSaturday, 10 April 202110:3012:30
Ulladulla to BellambiNext to Marine Rescue NSW Base, UlladullaSaturday, 21 November 202016:0017:30
Ulladulla to BellambiNext to Marine Rescue NSW Base, UlladullaSaturday, 9 January 202116:0017:30
Ulladulla to BellambiNext to Marine Rescue NSW Base, UlladullaSaturday, 3 April 202116:0017:30
Ulladulla to BellambiSussex Inlet Lions Park, Sussex InletSunday, 22 November 20207:309:00
Ulladulla to BellambiWoollamia Boat Ramp, WoollamiaSunday, 22 November 202010:3012:00
Ulladulla to BellambiGreys Beach Boat Ramp, NowraSunday, 22 November 202013:0014:30
Ulladulla to BellambiKiama Harbour Boat Ramp, KiamaSunday, 22 November 202016:1517:30
Ulladulla to BellambiPort Kembla Boat Ramp, Port Kembla outer harbourSaturday, 28 November 202012:0013:30
Ulladulla to BellambiPort Kembla Boat Ramp, Port Kembla outer harbourFriday, 15 January 202112:0013:30
Ulladulla to BellambiPort Kembla Boat Ramp, Port Kembla outer harbourFriday, 9 April 202114:3016:30
Ulladulla to BellambiBellambi Boat Ramp, BellambiSaturday, 28 November 202014:3016:30
Ulladulla to BellambiBellambi Boat Ramp, BellambiFriday, 15 January 202114:3016:30
Ulladulla to BellambiBellambi Boat Ramp, BellambiFriday, 9 April 202112:0013:30
Ulladulla to BellambiBasin View Boat Ramp, St Georges BasinSunday, 10 January 20217:309:00
Ulladulla to BellambiCallala Bay Boat Ramp, Callala BaySunday, 10 January 202110:3012:00
Ulladulla to BellambiGreenwell Point Boat Ramp, Adelaide St, Greenwell PointSunday, 10 January 202113:0014:30
Ulladulla to BellambiShellharbour Boat Ramp, ShellharbourSunday, 10 January 202116:1517:30
Ulladulla to BellambiCurrarong Boat Ramp, CurrarongSunday, 4 April 20217:309:00
Ulladulla to BellambiCrookhaven Heads Boat Ramp, Culburra BeachSunday, 4 April 202110:3012:00
Ulladulla to BellambiShoalhaven Heads Boat Ramp, End of Hay Ave, Shoalhaven HeadsSunday, 4 April 202113:0014:30
Ulladulla to BellambiWindang Boat Ramp, WindangSunday, 4 April 202116:1517:30
Far South CoastQuarantine Bay Boat Ramp, EdenFriday, 20 November 20207:309:00
Far South CoastQuarantine Bay Boat Ramp, EdenFriday, 8 January 20217:309:00
Far South CoastQuarantine Bay Boat Ramp, EdenThursday, 1 April 20217:309:00
Far South CoastMerimbula Boat Ramp, MerimbulaFriday, 20 November 202010:0011:30
Far South CoastMerimbula Boat Ramp, MerimbulaFriday, 8 January 202110:0011:30
Far South CoastMerimbula Boat Ramp, MerimbulaThursday, 1 April 202110:0011:30
Far South CoastKianinny Bay Boat Ramp, TathraFriday, 20 November 202012:3014:00
Far South CoastKianinny Bay Boat Ramp, TathraFriday, 8 January 202112:3014:00
Far South CoastKianinny Bay Boat Ramp, TathraThursday, 1 April 202112:3014:00
Far South CoastBermagui Harbour Boat Ramp, BermaguiFriday, 20 November 202015:3017:30
Far South CoastBermagui Harbour Boat Ramp, BermaguiFriday, 8 January 202115:3017:30
Far South CoastBermagui Harbour Boat Ramp, BermaguiThursday, 1 April 202115:3017:30
Far South CoastApex Park Boat Ramp, NaroomaSaturday, 21 November 20207:308:30
Far South CoastApex Park Boat Ramp, NaroomaSaturday, 9 January 20217:308:30
Far South CoastApex Park Boat Ramp, NaroomaSaturday, 3 April 20217:308:30
Far South CoastPreddys Wharf Boat Ramp, MoruyaSaturday, 21 November 202010:0011:30
Far South CoastPreddys Wharf Boat Ramp, MoruyaSaturday, 9 January 202110:0011:30
Far South CoastPreddys Wharf Boat Ramp, MoruyaSaturday, 3 April 202110:0011:30
Far South CoastHanging Rock Boat Ramp, Batemans BaySaturday, 21 November 202013:0014:30
Far South CoastHanging Rock Boat Ramp, Batemans BaySaturday, 9 January 202113:0014:30
Far South CoastHanging Rock Boat Ramp, Batemans BaySaturday, 3 April 202113:0014:30
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