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  March 2018: Disposal of unserviceable flares - temporarily unavailable at DoT offices


The Department is temporarily unable to accept flares for disposal. As an interim measure please keep your flares in a safe and secure location or dispose of your flares at one of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) centres listed on the Flares page.

Please do not discard unserviceable flares in general rubbish collections or land fill.

Up to ten flares may still be disposed of at the participating Household Hazardous Waste Program centres provided by the WALGA or Volunteer Marine Rescue groups.

For the latest information about when flares will be accepted for disposal at DoT offices please visit the Flares page.

  March 2018: Old4New lifejacket upgrade program

Old4New campaign poster

The next Old4New lifejacket upgrade is coming to a location near you.

For details go to

  March 2018: Marine Safety Education Trailer

Visit DoT's Marine Safety Education Trailer or marquee at any of the following locations to receive the latest material to keep you safe on the water:

  • Augusta River Festival - Sunday 4 March 2018
  • Mandurah Crab Festival - Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March 2018
  • Caravan and Camping show - Thursday 22 March to Sunday 25 March 2018

Marine Safety Education Trailer

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