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.

Launch the expired flares collection locations map. Information on this map is also presented in table form on this page.

Schedule of collection locations and times - January and February 2019

January - North area

LocationDateTime
Kennedy Drive Boat Ramp, Tweed HeadsThursday, 3 January 20198.00-10.00am
Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, Johnson Drive, off River Street, BallinaThursday, 3 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Evans Head Boat Ramp, Ocean Drive, Evans Head.Thursday, 3 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Spenser Street Boat Ramp, IlukaFriday, 4 January 20198.00-11.00am
Yamba Road Boat Ramp, Yamba Road, YambaFriday, 4 January 20192.00-5.00pm
Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp, Jordan Esplanade, Coffs HarbourSaturday, 5 January 20197.00-11.00am
Stuart Island Boat Ramp, Nambucca Heads, access off Riverside DriveSaturday, 5 January 20193.00-5.00pm
Mattys Flat Boat Ramp, New Entrance Road, South West RocksSunday, 6 January 20198.00-11.00am
Westport Boat Ramp, Park Street, Port MacquarieSunday, 6 January 20192.00-5.00pm
Queen Elizabeth Park, River Street, off Victoria Street, TareeThursday, 10 January 20198.00-10.00am
Crowdy Head Boat Ramp, Crowdy Head Rd, Crowdy HeadThursday, 10 January 201912.00-2.00pm
Forster Boat Ramp, Dolphin Drive, ForsterThursday, 10 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Soldiers Point Marina Boat Ramp, Mitchell Street, Soldiers PointFriday, 11 January 20199.00-11.00am
Little Beach Boat Ramp, Lighthouse Road, Little BeachFriday, 11 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Stockton North Boat Ramp, Fullerton Street, StocktonFriday, 11 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Carrington Boat Ramp, Pat Jordan Oval, Tully Streety, CarringtonSaturday, 12 January 20198.00-10.00am
Blacksmiths Boat Ramp, Bali Street, BlacksmithsSaturday, 12 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Norah Head Boat Ramp, Cabbage Tree Harbour, Bald St, Norah HeadSaturday, 12 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Terrigal Haven Boat Ramp, Off Terrigal Esplanade, Scenic HighwaySunday, 13 January 20198.00-10.00am
Gosford Boat Ramp, Dane Drive, GosfordSunday, 13 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Lions Park Boat Ramp, North Burge Road, Woy WoySunday, 13 January 20194.30-6.30pm

February - North area

LocationDateTime

Kennedy Drive Boat Ramp, Tweed Heads

Saturday, 9 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, Johnson Drive, off River Street, Ballina

Saturday, 9 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Evans Head Boat Ramp, Ocean Drive, Evans Head

Sunday, 10 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Yamba Road Boat Ramp, Yamba Road, Yamba

Sunday, 10 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Tamworth Regional Playground, Tamworth

Monday, 11 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Coffs Harbour Boat Ramp, Jordan Esplanade, Coffs Harbour

Friday, 15 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Westport Boat Ramp, Park Street, Port Macquarie

Friday, 15 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Little Beach Boat Ramp, Lighthouse Road, Little Beach

Saturday, 16 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Carrington Boat Ramp, Pat Jordan Oval, Tully Streety, Carrington

Saturday, 16 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Blacksmiths Boat Ramp, Bali Street, Blacksmiths

Sunday, 17 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Terrigal Haven Boat Ramp, Off Terrigal Esplanade, Scenic Highway

Sunday, 17 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

January - Greater Sydney area

LocationDateTime
Bayview Boat Ramp, Pittwater Road, BayviewFriday 18 January 20198am-11am
2-5pm
Tench Reserve Boat Ramp, Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, PenrithSaturday, 19 January 20198.00-10.00am
Ermington Boat Ramp, Wharf Road, ErmingtonSaturday, 19 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Drummoyne Boat Ramp, Taplin Park, The Esplanade, DrummoyneSaturday, 19 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Foreshore Road Boat Ramp, Foreshore Drive, BanksmeadowSaturday, 19 January 20198.00-10.00am
Kyeemagh Boat Ramp, Mutch Road, KyeemaghSaturday, 19 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Hawkesbury Reserve Boat Ramp, Moruya Rd, Sylvania WatersSaturday, 19 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Tunks Park Boat Ramp, 194 Vernon Street, CammeraySunday, 20 January 20198.00-10.00am
Roads and Maritime Services Rozelle Office, 33 James Craig Rd, RozelleSunday, 20 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Rose Bay Boat Ramp, Lyne Park Rose BaySunday, 20 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Swallow Rock Boat Ramp, 20 Swallow Rock Drive, Grays PointSunday, 20 January 20198.00-10.00am
Wonga Road Boat Ramp, Wonga Road, Yowie BaySunday, 20 January 20192.00-5.00pm

February - Greater Sydney area

LocationDateTime

Tench Reserve Boat Ramp, Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, Penrith

Friday, 22 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Ermington Boat Ramp, Wharf Road, Ermington

Friday, 22 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Drummoyne Boat Ramp, Taplin Park, The Esplanade, Drummoyne

Saturday, 23 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Rose Bay Boat Ramp, Lyne Park Rose Bay

Saturday, 23 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Bayview Boat Ramp, Pittwater Road, Bayview

Saturday, 23 February 2019

8.00am-11.00am
2.00-5.00pm

Swallow Rock Boat Ramp, 20 Swallow Rock Drive, Grays Point

Sunday, 24 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Foreshore Road Boat Ramp, Foreshore Drive, Banksmeadow

Sunday, 24 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Tunks Park Boat Ramp, 194 Vernon Street, Cammeray

Sunday, 24 Febuary 2019

8.00am-11.00am
2.00-5.00pm

January - South area

LocationDateTime
Quarantine Bay Boat Ramp, Quarantine Bay Road, EdenThursday, 3 January 20198.00-10.00am
Merimbula Boat Ramp, Arthur Kaine Drive, MerimbulaThursday, 3 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Kianinny Bay Boat Ramp, Off Kianinny Street, TathraThursday, 3 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp, Off Lamont Street, BermaguiFriday, 4 January 20198.00-10.00am
Apex Park Boat Ramp, Centenary Drive, NaroomaFriday, 4 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Moruya Boat Ramp, Preddys Wharf Road, MoruyaFriday, 4 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Hanging Rock Boat Ramp, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans BaySaturday, 5 January 20198.00-11.00am
Next to Marine Rescue Base, Off Wason Street, UlladullaSaturday, 5 January 20192.00-5.00pm
Sussex Inlet Boat Ramp, Lakehaven Drive, Sussex InletSunday, 6 January 20198.00-10.00am
Greys Beach Boat Ramp, Fairway Drive, NowraSunday, 6 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Wollamia Boat Ramp, Frank Lewis Way, WoollamiaSunday, 6 January 20194.30-6.30pm
Kiama Harbour Boat Ramp, Off Blowhole Point Road, KiamaMonday, 7 January 20198.00-10.00am
Port Kembla Boat Ramp, Foreshore Drive (outer harbour)Monday, 7 January 20191.00-3.00pm
Bellambi Boat Ramp, Robert Cram Drive, BellambiMonday, 7 January 20194.30-6.30pm

 February - South area

LocationDateTime

Merimbula Boat Ramp, Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula

Friday, 15 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Hanging Rock Boat Ramp, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay

Friday, 15 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

   

Huskisson Ferry Wharf, Currambene Street, Huskisson

Saturday, 16 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Greenwell Point Boat Ramp, Adelaide Street, Greenwell Point

Saturday, 16 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

Kiama Harbour Boat Ramp, Off Blowhole Point Road, Kiama

Sunday, 17 February 2019

8.00-11.00am

Port Kembla Boat Ramp, Foreshore Drive, Outer Harbour

Sunday, 17 February 2019

2.00-5.00pm

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.

Examples of hand-held flares and parachute-rockets (marine pyrotechnics) handed in for disposal
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