Disposing of expired flares
flares have a use-by date of three years, and must be replaced before
the expiry date. The flares contain explosive matter, leading to
difficulties for safe and legal disposal.
Roads and Maritime (RMS) maintain a program to help boaters dispose of expired marine flares at various state-wide locations. This provides the boating community with an opportunity to safely dispose of their out of date flares.
Flare disposal locations and dates are published on the RMS website.