Australia's leading EPIRB hire & PLB hire service since 2002 (17 rescues so far)

 Need to hire an EPIRB or a Satphone? It's very easy....... phone(24/7) or email us
Free delivery Australia wide for hires over 1 week.
 Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth plus major towns

We rent and hire
Personal Locator Beacons
(PLBs) & EPIRBs - from $88
Satellite phones - from $120
Satellite broadband BGAN - from $230
Marine VHF radios - from $85
UHF radios
- from $70
GPS - from $75

We sell new and ex hire stock
EPIRBs & PLBs
- from $230
Satellite phones
Satellite External antennas
We are an authorised dealer for...
Iridium, Inmarsat, Pivotel, Thuraya, McMurdo, Kannad, Ocean Signal, GME.

Welcome to the EPIRBhire webpage. 
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Why? - Because it loads quickly on mobiles..... we welcome comment.

Contact Details:
Office call Anna 0410 506 709
Yachting and technical enquiries call Peter 0415 263 750
(available 24/7) 
Accounts call Caroline - 0415 940 939 
Landline +61 (0)2 4997 8183 


Offices - SYDNEY, NEWPORT NSW, BULAHDELAH NSW and DARWIN
Email Contact: info@epirbhire.com.au   
Stock returns -
PO Box 99 BULAHDELAH NSW 2423


We have had 29 people rescued to date in 17 separate activations - four would not have survived.

 

Hire an EPIRB or PLB


We stock both Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) and EPIRBs (for the boat) to suit all safety requirements.

Minimum hire (7 days) $88 incl. GST and delivery.
10 days - $98, 2 weeks - $110, 3 weeks - $130, for one month or more please call.
Reduced price for multiple hire and repeat business. Special rates for yacht racing.

We look after the Australian Search & Rescue Authority (AusSAR) registration details.

 

Click here for more details on how to hire an EPIRB        Hire agreement and registration form

 

Video of a PLB activation 

 

Fastfind 211 406Mhz PLB* - Specs:                                   Kannad Safelink Solo 406Mhz PLB* - Specs:
GPS enabled,  Battery life: 7 years                                                GPS enabled,  Battery life: 7 years
Weight: 180grams, Size 34 x 47 x 106mm.                                     Weight: 195grams, Size 36 x 50 x 112mm.
* Note, McMurdo Ltd in the UK make both these units - internally they are the same unit..

 

 NEW!!! Ocean Signal Rescue ME PLB* - Specs: GPS enabled, Battery life: 7 years Weight: 164grams, Size 35 x 50 x 75mm.

 

COMBINE AND SAVE
Hire a satellite phone $120 for the week and 
we will reduce the cost of the PLB by half.

Hire a PLB or EPIRB for Larapinta trail - Special price.


The Great North Walk 100s. 
EPIRBhire will once again support this great race.

The Great North Walk 100s (GNW100s), organized by the Terrigal Trotters running club there are two simultaneous trail races, a 100 Mile and a 100 Kilometre, along The Great North Walk south from Teralba on Lake Macquarie. The 100 Kilometre race will finish at Yarramalong and the 100 Mile at Patonga.  There is more than 6,200 metres (20,000ft) of ascent (and descent) in the 100 Mile and 3,800 metres (12,500ft) of ascent in the 100 Kilometre.

EPIRBhire will deliver the PLB at the start of the race. The cost will be just $35.00

 


Land Rover Sydney to Gold coast race
Starts Saturday 25th of July.
EPRIBhire will supply PLBs for $55 ($10 delivery) including pick up in Southport.

The price gets better if you order more than two.

Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel race

Starts Thursday 30th of July.
EPRIBhire will supply PLBs for $55 ($10 delivery) including pick up in Southport.

The price gets better if you order more than two.


Fastfind, Kannad, RescueMe.JPG (131190 bytes)Buy an ex hire GPS enabled PLB from $275.
 Call us or click here for more details.

We have a selection of GPS enabled PLBs and Ex hire Satphone for sale. Call us.


We hire Iridium, Inmarsat and Thuraya Satellite phones.
Our service is 2nd to none...

Kris,  Everything about dealing with you guys was awesome. Thanks so much. The trip itself fantastic. Any way to post something on your website about how good your service was? 
Thanks, Troy  (thanks Troy... you just have....... thank you peter and the team)

"Just a quick note whilst I have a data connection to say thanks for all your help with getting the satellite phone to me in such a short amount of time as well as helping me set it up outside of normal business hours. On the 12th of May I was in a remote village in Nepal delivering medical assistance to the Nepalese people who had been hit so hard from the 25th of April Earthquake when another 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit us. Houses as close as 10metres away were raised to the ground and the Nepalese mobile network was no longer operational. Fortunately we survived uninjured and the satellite phone allowed seemless instant communication with family in Australia, Netherlands and Iran. Once again a big thanks for helping to get it all sorted in time for the trip, without it there would have been an agonising wait for family and friends back home.

Kind regards,  Nick Roberts

 

"received the epirb and sat phone. 
Thankyou to all your staff for your assistance with this purchace, above and beyond with service. A pleasure to deal with, I will be sending as much business to your company as I can."
Warm regards Stephen

 

"Dear Peter, Our son rented a phone from you and left on his trip without telling us the correct number... we were so surprised when you answered our call at 10pm on a Sunday night and you were able to tell us the correct phone number... I cannot begin to tell you how much that helped our situation.... rgds Adam"  Oct 2012
No other company in Australia will answer their phone at 10pm on a Sunday night to help your situation.... We run 24/7.

 

"Hi Peter, Just a compliment. I really didn't expect a reply to my email on Good Friday. 
Thank you very much and I would recommend your company to anyone who asks. Exceptional service.
Regards, Richard"  March 2013

Richard purchased a phone and needed technical advice.... We run 24/7.

Good Morning Peter,
Thank you for your assistance yesterday as it was fantastic to be able to lean on somebody that genuinely give you advise to suit your situation not just sell you a heap of stuff you don't need. It is very much appreciated.

Operations Manager...... substantial global company

 

We are back to Germany and I m feeling alright. It seems I was very lucky and I 'll just have a nasty scar on my face. All in all we are very happy that we had a PLB with us.

German backpackers after a hike in south west Tassie - Rescued within two hours of activating the PLB.

 

reviews and feedback on EPIRBhire.com.au click here


We have hired phones to clients on over 4,500 occasions, we can tell you exactly what you can expect from either purchasing or renting any satellite phone.


There are three real choices for Satellite phones in Australia, we sell and hire all.
Click here for our comparison between the inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya satellite systems in Australia


Be careful when calling a satellite phone, it can be very a expensive call.
if you are calling numbers starting with +8816, +0147, +8707...

speak to us for more details.


Iridium Go - This is a game changer.

We sell and hire the new Iridium Go - Purchase price $1,450.

The Iridium Go! is a satellite WiFi hotspot which creates an online smartphone accesspoint. 
With the Iridium Go! you can connect your smartphone to your satellite feed via WiFi. 

 

Once again EPIRBhire are one of the first dealers in the country to use and test the latest in satellite communication equipment. No other dealer has the depth of knowledge that we have.

 

Our review of the Iridium GO? - it is brilliant. It allows you to make satellite calls using your own handset.

 

Basic details - it is a small box, you put it outside so it can connect to the Iridium network. The IridiumGo sets up a wireless network (100 feet). You download the app to your smart phone/tablet then connect to the Iridium GO via Wifi. 

You are now connected. Using your own phone you can now make satellite connected calls.

 

Would you like to hire the IridiumGo?

Hire an IridiumGo satellite WiFi hotspot from $165 for 1 week, $220 for 10 days,  $285 for 2 weeks. 
(for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)

Outgoing calls costs are 80 cent flag fall then $2 per minute for calls within Australia. 

Incoming calls are no charge to you
The caller pays the same as calling a normal mobile phone.

You can SMS any mobile or send to an email address for 99c.

 

This is all done using your own phone, using your contacts list, SMS via your keypad.

Note: you are not using your SIM or call plan.


Call us or click here for more details. 

Call Peter 0415 263 750  or email : info@epirbhire.com.au


Hire or rent the Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro

Excellent Australian Coverage - ideal emergency use handset

      The cost to hire the IsatPhone is $120 for 1 week, $165 for 10 days,  $200 2 weeks.
                  
(for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)


     The outgoing call costs are approx $1.95 per minute to any mobile or landline on the planet.
     Incoming calls are no charge to you.
     You can SMS any mobile or send to an email address for $1.
     You can send your GPS location to any PC or Mobile for just $1.
     The phone has it's own email (SMS) address, for incoming contact.
 

     Call us or click here for more details.

     For frequent/repeat and long term users we are able to negotiate more economical terms.

     Call Peter 0415 263 750  or email : info@epirbhire.com.au

To encourage you to become familiar with the phone we will not charge you if the calls are under $5.00


Hire an Iridium 9575 or 9555 Satellite phone

Iridium 100% Global Coverage - available with carkit

Hire an Iridium satellite phone from $140 for 1 week, $200 for 10 days,  $266 for 2 weeks. 
(for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)

Outgoing calls costs are 80 cent flag fall then $2 per minute for calls within Australia. 

Incoming calls are no charge to you
The caller pays the same as calling a normal mobile phone.

You can SMS any mobile or send to an email address for 99c.

 

Call us or click here for more details. 

 

For frequent/repeat and long term users we are able to negotiate more economical terms.

Call Peter 0415 263 750  or email: info@epirbhire.com.au


To encourage you to become familiar with the phone we will not charge you if the calls are under $5.00


Hire or rent the Thuraya SatSleeve
Perfect for long SMS and low band width data.

 

Thuraya say "Turn your Samsung or iPhone into a satphone" it actually doesn't.....

The Thuraya Satsleeve is a standalone satphone with it's own SIM and no keyboard.

You connect via Bluetooth and an app, so you now use your own smartphone keyboard for SMS etc.

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The cost to hire the Satsleeve is $130 for 1 week, $175 for 10 days,  $220 for 2 weeks.  (for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)

Outgoing calls costs are $2 per minute for calls to Australian numbers from anywhere on the planet. Incoming calls are no charge to you.

When calling you the caller pays standard mobile rates - Note* regardless to where you are on the planet.

You can SMS any mobile for 99c.

 

Call us or click here for more details. 

For frequent/repeat and long term users we are able to negotiate more economical terms.

 

Call Peter 0415 263 750  or email : info@epirbhire.com.au

To encourage you to become familiar with the phone we will not charge you if the calls are under $5.00


Hire or rent the Thuraya XT or XT Lite
The clearest voice quality on the market

The cost to hire the XT Lite is $130 for 1 week, $175 for 10 days,  $220 for 2 weeks.  
(for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)

Outgoing calls costs are $2 per minute for calls to Australian numbers from anywhere on the planet.  Incoming calls are no charge to you.

When calling you the caller pays standard mobile rates - Note* regardless to where you are on the planet.

You can SMS any mobile for 99c.

 

Call us or click here for more details. 

For frequent/repeat and long term users we are able to negotiate more economical terms.

 

Call Peter 0415 263 750  or email : info@epirbhire.com.au

To encourage you to become familiar with the phone we will not charge you if the calls are under $5.00

 


Buy a Satellite phone

We sell new IsatPhone Pro for $1,180 (no more to pay incl 77 minutes talk time) 
We sell the ex hire IsatPhone Pro for $760 (no more to pay incl 20 minutes talk time.....incl. 6 mths warranty plus airtime) 

We sell the ex hire Iridium 9555 for $980 (incl. 6 mths warranty) 

We sell new Iridium 9575 - $1,950 & Iridium 9555 - $1,650
We sell new IridiumGO! - $1,450 
We sell new Thuraya SatSleeve - $1,040
(voice/data) or $790 (voice/text only)

We sell new Thuraya XT $1,290 or XT Lite $850

click here for more details   All prices include GST and delivery - there is no more to pay


Satellite Broadband options for rent and sale

Call Peter to discuss your needs..... (too much to explain here)  0415 263 750  or email : info@epirbhire.com.au 
Iridium Go 

WiFi hotspot to create a global online smartphone accesspoint.... absolutely brilliant... call us, or Call us or click here for more details. 

 

Iridium Axcess Point 

The Axcess point plugs into the Iridium 9555 or 9575, provides a WiFi hotspot to your tablet or smartphone. A great email data option. You will have a easy to use, low bandwidth email account and limited low band width internet access (approx 20kbps) anywhere in the world.  

 

Inmarsat BGAN

connects to your 32bit PC or Mac via USB cable. Gives you 256/384kbps click here for more details

 

New release from inmarsat

Inmarsat IsatHub  the iSavi IsatHub creates a WiFi hotspot for voice plus data speeds of 256/384kbps. 

All you do is take the unit outside and turn it on, it will gain a GPS location and automatically log on to the Inmarsat network allowing you (via the app) to make phone calls and SMS. It will then only take a minute for you to turn on the data feed. It will not be using any data at this stage. You can then log into the Wifi hotspot using any device and use the data feed.
We use the Isavi regularly and find it easy to use via the very intuitive smart phone app. 

The speed and access to the net is very good at 5 times the old dialup speed. At this speed you have the ability to burn $12 per minute. For this reason we will give you access to a network service provider, who you will contact to supply airtime. If you rack up $100k it is not our problem :-). Having said that the app allows very good control and can be set up to warn you and or cut the service at any level you wish. 
The call plan is not very flexible, but the price is very competitive. Minimum cost is $50 Activation, $85 for 3 months minimum term (then $27.50 p.m.). A $25p.m. allowance is included with calls at $1 per minute, SMS 50c and $5 per MB.

We rent and hire the iSatHub. Call us anytime for a chat.

click here for inmarsat website details   


Hire or rent the Delorme inReach - Satellite Tracker

It is better than SPOT as it uses the Iridium network rather than Globalstar, so it works globally.

 

Rent the InReach tracker.  
The cost to hire the inReach tracker is $55 for 1 week, $77 for 10 days,  $125 for 2 weeks.
     (for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)

The only other cost is for the tracking points. The tracking points can be set at intervals of 10 mins/30min/1hr/2hrs/4hrs. We offer a certain amount free, please call to discuss

 

Available for Sale - cost $385 incl. GST and delivery. Plus $50 activation fee. 
Plus monthly subscription of $20, $33 or $50 depending on service required, plus 25c per SMS after some free.

Features (Summary).

GEOS SOS emergency function (They will then forward your details to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

Folllow me - find me tracking

One way - SMS messaging (Two way when linked to a smart phone)

Weight 8 oz. Powered by 2 x AA Batteries (Lithium) click here for full brochure.

 

Talk to us about trackers... we feel that with the expense to buy or hire the tracking unit and then pay for the call plan you are so close to the cost of a satellite phone you might as well go for a phone with all the obvious benefits.

 

Call Peter for more info 0415 263 750


GPS Hire

Handheld GPS available for rent.

We stock Garmin eTrex Vista HCx or Legend H.

 

Cost to hire is $66 for 4 days then $3 per day. Includes GST and freight.


Marine VHF Radio

 

 

We hire the ICOM IC-M35 handheld Marine VHF; the world's first floating VHF radio.
The radio is supplied with a 240v charger and long life lithium battery.

The cost to hire the ICOM VHF Radio is $65 for 4 days then $6 per day.  
Click here
for product specs. 

 

Call 0415 263 750


Handheld UHF (CB) Radio

 

 

Hire a UHF radio from $70 per week - (reducing).
We hire the ICOM 41S handheld, 5 watt UHF Radio.
Click here for product stats
and the ICOM F4003 handheld, 5 watt UHF Radio.
Click here for product stats
The radio is supplied with a 240v charger and long life lithium battery.

The cost to rent the ICOM UHF is $55 for 4 days then $5 per day. 
Hand microphones are available for some models at $30 for the hire period.
Longterm and multiple units POA.... (approx $22 per week)

 

Call Peter 0415 263 750


Yellowbrick Tracker - the best you can get.
UK webpage will cover all the up to date info  http://www.ybtracking.com/

The Yellowbrick Tracker is currently being used for the major yacht races in Australia. Yellowbrick Tracking is proving itself as rugged, reliable and accurate with an excellent web interface for followers.

Call Peter for more details 0415 263 750  or email : info@epirbhire.com.au

Size: 160mm x 80mm x 70mm Weight 310gms
Purchase price (approx) $600 to $800 depending on model
Subscription (approx) $12 to $25 per month depending on package.

Indicative rental cost: 30 units - 3 day event - 15 minute reports - $130 per unit.
Call or email EPIRBhire and we can help set up your vent.


GoPro Sale - While stocks last......

We are clearing a range of accessories..

Call for stock details

We no long hire GoPro Cameras.....

Call 0415 263 750 or email: info@epirbhire.com.au

 

Click here for more details on how to hire a GoPro Camera


We sell the Kannad SafeLink R10

Survivor Recovery System


What is the Safelink R10?  Similar in size to the PLB it is carried by boat crew. If you fall overboard, you activate the beacon, it transmits (4 nautical miles) via the AIS system to all AIS receivers and AIS enabled chart plotters showing an accurate position, bearing and distance to pickup. click here for PDF

Purchase price incl GST and delivery $395

Call Peter 0415 263 750  or email :info@epirbhire.com.au


EPIRBhire proudly support...

Adventurers Chris Bray and Clark Carter.
EPIRBhire and been a proud supporter of Chris Bray for almost 10 years.

In this time Chris has established himself as one of Australia's finest young adventurers and now an accomplished photographer hosting fantastic photography courses/safaris. http://www.chrisbray.net/
Back in July 2005 Chris Bray and Clark Carter, plunged deep inside the Arctic Circle to do what no one ever had – travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world’s ninth largest and largely unexplored island. Their route - from the most Easterly tip of the island to the most Westerly – would take them past approximately 1,000km of incredibly varied terrain - in 2008 they did it again - http://www.chrisbray.net/adventure.php

Scott Orchard and Run for Reclink  in his 11day 766km run from Canberra to Melbourne
 http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/RunforReclink/Scotty%27sRun

The BASEClimb3 team Dr Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan 
When jumping out of planes with a regular parachute just isn't enough...
 http://www.baseclimb.com/ (these guys are wild)
Mulithull Sailor Bruce Arms  won the last two Solo Trans Tasman Races back to back with "Big Wave Rider".
Bruce has just become the first to sail non stop single handed around Australia. http://www.brucearms.com/

Adventurer Louis-Philippe Loncke  Belgian adventurer who has spent more time than most exploring and documenting
 Australia's harsh and beautiful outback. Click here

Links

Have a look at some more useful links


For more information about Search & Rescue and general inquiries of a non-urgent nature.

406Mhz Distress Beacon enquiries please contact: Australian Rescue Coordination Centre.
Ph: 1800 406 406 (local within Australia) or 
Ph: +61 2 6279 5766 (overseas) Business hours 8am-4.30pm.

Email: ausbeacon@amsa.gov.au  Website: http://beacons.amsa.gov.au/

Direct contact with the Australian Rescue Coordination Centre in Canberra (24Hrs):
Ph: 1800 641 792 (local within Australia) or Ph: +61 2 6230 6811 (overseas)
Email:
rccaus@amsa.gov.au


Last Update: Tuesday, 21 July 2015 08:28:54 AM