News and Events

Mariners are advised that works to complete the stabilisation of the river mouth will recommence on 9 July 2018 and should be completed by the end of August 2018. The…

Members of the public are advised that the pontoon at the boat ramp at Victoria Parade, Devonport will be removed from the water on Thursday, 28 June 2018 to facilitate…

Sea Rescue Dodges will be collecting out of date flares on Saturday, 21 July. They will be asking for a donation of $5 per packet and $10 per EPIRB. You can find Sea Rescue at…

The Fortescue Bay boat ramp upgrade remains a work in progress. With the less than favourable weather conditions at times over the last month, progress has been lot slower than…

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service together with Marine and Safety Tasmania would like to advise that the Fortescue Bay Boat Ramp will be closed from Monday, 9 April for…

Since 1963 the Prosser River has been propagating in a northerly direction.  As a result of the concerns surrounding the continued recession of the shoreline and the threat to the…

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…