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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 properly disposed of on land. Disposing of sewage at sea should be seen as a last resort, rather than the only option.

Pump-out faci​​lities

Wherever possible, use marinas that provide wastewater pump-out stations and other services to help you protect the environment and other water users. 

In Hobart, TasPorts has a designated sewage pump-out facility on the lower landing outside Constitution Dock. To arrange access to this facility please contact Southern Operations on 03 6222 6037 from 7am – 4pm daily or after hours contact VTS on VHF channel 12 or 16. 

Alternatively port users can organise sewage pump-out by contacting either Veolia Environmental Services (03 6244 0000) or Toxfree (1300 869 373).​

Disposing of ​​​sewage from your boat

If you must dispose of sewage in a waterway or at sea, you can legally do so if you follow the rules in the State's Sewage Management Directives​​. 

M​ore information

For more information on the practical aspects of boat sewage management:

  Boat Sewage Management Fact Sheet   (627Kb)​​​

​Water Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: water@epa.tas.gov.au​

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.