Expired flare disposal

Roads and Maritime has launched a program to help boaters dispose of expired flares, with mobile collections set up along the NSW coastline.

Flares signal that you are in trouble and provide an exact location for searching aircraft or vessels. Only ignite them when rescuers are in view and can spot your flare.

Most flares have a use-by date of three years and they must be replaced before the expiry date. Penalties apply. More information about flares.

The collection program to dispose of out-of-date flares will start on Wednesday 4 January at the Fishery Creek boat ramp in Ballina between 2pm and 5pm, and will travel to boat ramps along the NSW coast until the end of January.

Collection points

Expired flare disposal will be available at the following locations.

Please note: Flare collection is no longer available at service centres, registries or maritime sites.

North

Please note: Flare collection is no longer available at service centres, registries or maritime sites.

Sydney

Please note: Flare collection is no longer available at service centres, registries or maritime sites.

South

Please note: Flare collection is no longer available at service centres, registries or maritime sites.

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