News and Events

The Volunteer Marine Rescue Groups will be collecting out of date flares on Saturday, 20 October between 10.00am and 2.00pm for a $5.00 donation. Flares can be dropped off at the following…

The Woodbridge Jetty will be closed to the public from Monday, 24th September 2018 to facilitate its demolition and replacement. Temporary access will be provided by the contractor for ferries…

The Fortescue Bay Boat Ramp is now officially open.  Thanks everyone for your patience and a special thanks to Matt at the Fortescue Bay Shop for his assistance.  With Spring…

Repairs on the pontoon are continuing with some new parts currently being manufactured that require materials from overseas which has delayed the project slightly.  These parts will be installed as…

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 transition to the new AS4758 jackets commenced in 2010.  By January 2021, all life jackets will need to adhere to this new standard. Changes to Life Jacket Standards –…

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…

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…

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…