Safely dispose of your expired flares

Flares typically have a lifespan of three to four years, but it can be hard to find a safe way to get rid of them.

To improve boater safety and compliance with equipment requirements, WorkSafe and Maritime Safety Victoria will run three flare collection points in January 2022.

The events are planned for boat ramps at Lakes Entrance, Patterson River and Altona. Details will be finalised closer to the time of the events, subject to relevant COVID-19 rules.

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Man on boat holds up lit flare

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