Marine Flares

Most marine flares have a use-by date of three years and must be replaced before their expiry date.

Because flares contain explosive matter, it's important that you dispose of them safely and legally.

The NSW Government runs a free mobile collection program for expired flares during peak boating season, with temporary collection points set up at boat ramps.

Upcoming events in Newcastle are listed below.

Stockton North Boat Ramp, Fullerton Street, Stockton

Collections will be held between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on:

  • Wednesday 10 January 2024
  • Wednesday 3 April 2024

Carrington Boat Ramp, Pat Jordon Oval, Tully Street, Carrington

Collections will be held between 7.30am and 10.30am on:

  • Thursday 11 January 2024
  • Thursday 4 April 2024

Please check the NSW Government's collection site search to confirm current details before attending an event, and for collection dates at boat ramps in other local government areas.