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Boat Sewage Management

The EPA Director has made a Directive on The Discharge of Sewage from Certain Vessels into State Waters to assist boat owners with minimising their impact on inland waterways and the ocean. The Directive is a risk-based approach to sewage discharge which specifies where sewage may and may not be discharged from certain vessels into Tasmanian waters.
​​The EPA Director has made a Directive on The Discharge of Sewage from Certain Vessels into State WatersThe Directive is a risk-based approach to sewage discharge which specifies where sewage may and may not be discharged from certain vessels into Tasmanian waters. You can read the Directive on The Discharge of Sewage from Certain Vessels into State Waters here.
 
  • Background to the Directive
    The EPA Director has made a Directive on The Discharge of Sewage from Certain Vessels into State Waters to assist boat owners with minimising their impact on inland waterways and ocean.
  • Information for Boat Owners
    ​The EPA recommends that unless you can treat your wastewater on board, you should contain it on your vessel until it can be disposed of properly on land. Disposing of sewage at sea should be seen as a last resort, rather than the only option.
  • Boat Sewage Discharge Maps
    Maps to illustrate the applicaion of the Directive for various waters around the state are provided for six regions.
  • Lady Nelson Sewage Management
    The Director has made a Sewage Management Directive to apply to the Sail Training Vessel "Lady Nelson" to take into account its special circumstances as a training vessel for children and young people in State waters.

Water Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599 Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au​