Marine Flares Collection Program

Marine Flares Collection Program

The Roads and Maritime Services is collecting expired marine flares to ensure safe disposal. The collection points at 50 locations along the NSW coast commences Saturday 31 March.

Most flares have an expiry date of three years, and penalties apply if they are not replaced before the expiry date. It is the responsibility of marine flare owners to dispose of the expired flares in a safe and timely manner.

Local collection points are:

  • Kennedy Drive Boat Ramp, Tweed Heads Saturday 31 March 8am–12pm, 2–6pm
  • Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, Ballina Sunday 1 April 8am–12pm
  • Evans Head Boat Ramp, Evans Head Sunday 1 April 2–6pm
  • Spenser St Boat Ramp, Iluka Monday 2 April 8am–12pm
  • Yamba Road Boat Ramp, Yamba Monday 2 April 2–6pm

The two-month schedule can be viewed online at




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