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Life Jacket Vouchers

1 January 2021 is the date that all life jackets in use in Tasmania will need to adhere to the new standard AS 4758.

To make the transition easier for the public, MAST will provide $20.00 vouchers for all old jackets (PFD 1, 2 and 3).

How will the voucher system work? Simply follow these steps:

  1. Attend one of the locations listed below or look for a voucher distribution point on the MAST Facebook page, website or as advertised in the public notices of the three major newspapers
  2. Take your old PFD1, 2 or 3 along with you;
  3. Receive a voucher issued by MAST and have your old jacket marked;
  4. Take your old jacket to a Boat Safe or Paddle Safe partner as listed on the back of the voucher, purchase your new jacket and leave the old jacket there.

We will issue up to four vouchers per person, but you will need a jacket for each voucher. Only one voucher can be used per new jacket. For a family of five, it signifies a $100 discount on five jackets. Vouchers are not redeemable for cash and expire on 31 December 2020.

Changes to Life Jacket Standards – Frequently Asked Questions