News and Events

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) uses funds from recreational boat registrations to develop and enhance recreational boating facilities. Applications for this year’s grants closed on 31 March 2019 and can…

MAST will be at AGFEST this year and we have again arranged for 15 or so different dealers to attend.  We will all be located on Seventh Avenue, between Main Street and South…

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…

The Volunteer Marine Rescue Groups will be collecting out of date flares on Saturday, 13 July for a $5.00 donation.  Locations and times will be advertised closer to this date.    

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…

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…