News and Events

Mariners and members of the public are advised that Jetty Road, Port Arthur, which provides access to the Port Arthur Jetty within the historic site, will be temporarily closed to…

The transition to the new AS4758 jackets commenced in 2010.  By January 2021, all life jackets will need to adhere to this new standard.

Mariners are advised that the pontoon at the Inspection Head Boat Ramp will be removed on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 for a period of approximately 4 weeks to facilitate repairs.…

Boat licence courses for provisionals aged 12-17 years will be conducted by MAST accredited providers during the school holidays. Derwent Sailing Squadron Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017 Time:  9.30am –…

Mariners and members of the public are advised that works to stabilise the mouth of the Prosser River will commence on or about the 10 July 2017. The river will…

A full list of RBF projects approved for funding for 2017 / 2018 can now be viewed on the MAST website. Details for the 2018 applications which are now open…

Out of date flares will no longer be collected by MAST.  As from August, the Volunteer Marine Rescue Groups around the State have agreed to collect out of date flares…

Mariners are advised that works have commenced on the construction of the new Swansea Boat Ramp. The works consist of a new ramp and landing stages adjacent to the existing…

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

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…

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…

  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…

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…

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…

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…

The Four Springs webcam is now in service and can be viewed on the Anglers Alliance Tasmania website www.anglersalliance.org.au This webcam was funded under the Marine and Safety Tasmania Recreational…

A reminder to all owners of recreational boats they are not allowed to use the middle span or those spans on either side when proceeding under the Tasman Bridge in…

Marine and Safety Tasmania and the Launceston City Council (LCC) are working together to provide a warning system to mariners and marine facility owners in Home Reach who may be…