News and Events

A boat safety evening will be held at the Whitemark Sports Club on Monday, 10 December 2019 starting at 6.00pm.  All welcome. Come along and enjoy a sausage sizzle, learn…

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…

Bradys Lake upgrade works Hydro Tasmania have advised that water levels in Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon will be temporarily drawn down in October as part of their normal…

MAST has been contacted by the University of Tasmania to assist in a research project on recreational boat usage in Tasmania. The project involves a phone interview to ask a few…

The Volunteer Marine Rescue Groups will be collecting out of date flares on the following dates in 2019 for a $5.00 donation:   19th January / 14th April / 13th July   Flares can be…

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…

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…

  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…