News and Events

The above works will commence on Monday, 6th March 2017 and should be completed by Saturday, 11th March 2017 (weather permitting). The nature of the works will require the launch…

The Huon Valley Council will be undertaking maintenance work on the pubic jetty located off Bay View Road, Dover during the period 22 February to 5 March 2017.  Users of…

Tas Maritime Radio (TMR) has now commissioned a new multi channel marine VHF base station to provide safety coverage to the highland lakes area.  It will provide a 24/7 safety…

Out of date flares are collected by MAST on the first Monday of each month. The next flare collection day will be Monday, 6 March 2017 from 8.30am until 2.00pm. Collection point is…

MAST and Surf Life Saving Tasmania are again conducting Paddle Safe sessions around the state. These sessions are aimed at paddlers with little or no paddling experience and will cover…

Boat owners are advised out of date flares will be collected by MAST on Monday, 7 November 2016 from 8.30am until 2.00pm. Collection point is Level 1, Port Tower Building,…

The above works will commence on Monday, 31 October 2016 and should be completed by Friday, 4 November 2016 (weather permitting). The nature of the works will require the boat…

The new address for MAST is: Level 1, Port Tower Building, 18 Hunter Street, HOBART  TAS  7000 All phone numbers will remain the same.    

Works to extend the St Helens Training Wall will commence on Monday, 12 September 2016.  These works will include the installation of a gate at the intersection of the Blanche…

Hydro Tasmania advises that only one formally recognised boat ramp remains open at Great Lake. Prior to Christmas, Cramps Bay and Swan Bay boat ramps were closed, following advice from…

MAST no longer issues plastic licence cards. The Motor Boat Licence Renewal form will be your record of holding a licence once payment is made. It is not a requirement…

Hydro Tasmania understands that low lake levels may impact upon the usual activities of many Tasmanians including recreational users such as boaters, anglers, shack owners and campers. We intend to…

Marine and Safety Tasmania wants to contact the owner of the vessel Daylight Robbery  which is unregistered and has been left illegally on a mooring at Geilston Bay.  We believe…

MAST and Surf Life Saving Tasmania are again conducting Paddle Safe sessions around the state. These sessions are aimed at paddlers with little or no paddling experience and will cover…

All is on track to reopen the boat ramp this Friday afternoon. Just a bit asphalting to be completed around the top of the ramp which is programmed for Friday…

 MAST no longer issues plastic licence cards. The Motor Boat Licence Renewal form will be your record of holding a licence once payment is made. It is not a requirement…

Work to extend the breakwater at the Kingston Beach Ramp has commenced. The 20 metre extension with a slight hook towards the beach should be finished towards the end of…

Improvement works to the Swansea boat ramp at Gordon Street continued this week. In a collaborative effort between MAST and the Glamorgan Spring Council the works include a single lane…

  Are you qualified to use your VHF marine radio? Boaters who use a VHF marine radio in Australian Territorial Waters (within 12 nautical miles of the coast) are now…

Boat owners are advised out of date flares will be collected by MAST on Monday, 5 October 2015 from 8.30 am until 2.00 pm. Collection point is 5 Franklin Wharf…

Marine and Safety Tasmania wants to contact the owner of the vessel Wrestmore. This vessel is unregistered and has been left illegally on a mooring at Gravelly Beach. MAST requires…

Do you live, work or play on Tasmania’s West Coast? Hydro Tasmania wants to hear from you! From time to time, Hydro Tasmania reviews its operations to better understand and…

Provisional boat licence courses will be available during the September school holidays at Wynyard, Launceston and Hobart. Various dates are available. Contact the clubs for further information. September 2015 School…

Due to a number of large logs on the Middle and Large Bay Boat ramps at Lake Echo, both ramps are currently unusable. Hydro Tasmania has been notified and is…

Paddlers are reminded that under MAST by-laws they must have a white light or a white strobe light visible from 360 degrees.  It is essential paddlers observe the legislation in…

Boat owners are advised out of date flares will be collected by MAST on Monday, 6 July 2015 from 8.30am until 2.00pm.   Collection point is 5 Franklin Wharf Hobart. …

MAST is pleased to advise that video from the recent Life Jacket Awareness Day has been published. There are some great tips on life jackets and MAST recommends everyone to…

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) utilise funds derived from recreational boat registrations to develop and enhance recreational boating facilities. Applications for this year’s grants closed on 31st March 2015 and…

Boat owners are advised out of date flares will be collected by MAST on Monday, 4 May 2015 from 8.30am until 2.00pm. Collection point is 5 Franklin Wharf Hobart. Please…

The above works will commence on Monday, 30 March 2015 and should be completed by Friday, 1 May 2015 (weather permitting). The nature of the works will require the boat…

Now is the time to think about improvements to your favourite boating facility for next season. Applications to MAST’s Recreation Boating Fund will close on 31 March 2015. Applications will…

Paddle Safe is a state-wide education and skills program developed by MAST and Surf Life Saving Tasmania and supported by the Tasmanian Water Safety Council (TWSC) who has consistently identified…

​Standards Australia (SA) Technical Committee CS-060, Buoyancy aids, is currently revising AS 4758 – 2008 Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Personal Flotation Devices. The revised series of Standards will…

AMSA is experiencing delays in the delivery of beacon registration stickers due to a stock issue with their contracted printer. This affects all new beacon registrations and sticker requests received…

  Paddle Safe is a state-wide education and skills program developed by MAST and Surf Life Saving Tasmania and supported by the Tasmanian Water Safety Council (TWSC) who has consistently…

Two new public moorings are now available for use at Lady Barron (Flinders Island).  The yellow buoys are located in the anchorage east of Lady Barron port and are clearly…