Australia's leading EPIRB hire & PLB hire service since 2002 (20 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

Contact Details:
Office call Anna 0410 506 709
Yachting, tracking 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


New service from EPIRBhire - Live event tracking - up to 300 people
EPIRBhire in conjunction with SPOTNZ are suppling Australian event managers with competitor satellite tracking.

Specifically suited for remote running, bike and horse events.
We are showcased the service tracking 48 amazing athletes in the 240km Coast to Kosci marathon,
 starting 5.30am on Friday Dec 11 from Boydtown, NSW.

Click here for more details


 

Tour the Top End with EPIRBhire. Darwin has stock of Satellite phones and PLBs.

KAKADU bushwalkers - you are required to have a PLB or satellite phone for overnight walks.
Hire a PLB from Darwin - pick up and
drop back deal. $55 for 3 days, $60 for 4-7 days
This offer extends to all NT national Parks - Litchfield, Katherine,Kakadu.

We have had 38 people rescued to date in 20 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 

NEW!!! Australian Kti- Specs:
GPS enabled, Battery life: 10 years
Weight: 140grams, Size 31 x 64 x 88mm.

 

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..

 

COMBINE AND SAVE
Hire a satellite phone $130 for the week and 
we will reduce the hire cost of the PLB by half.

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


Fastfind, Kannad, RescueMe.JPG (131190 bytes)Buy new and ex hire GPS enabled PLB from $220.
 Call us or click here for more details.

We have a selection of GPS enabled PLBs and Ex hire Satphone for sale. Call us - 0415 263 750.


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

Hello all,
I must say that dealing with you has been an absolute pleasure and an experience that I will share with many others. 
There are so many businesses that are not customer focused that I treasure those that are. 
I look forward to using your service again soon and trust you are going well as a result of your values.
Best regards, Martin ...... Nb If you wish to publish my remarks feel free to do so. 21 Sept '15

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


Our commitment to you - $10 in free satellite phone calls for all hires.
Many people will hire a satellite phone for emergency back up. We will offer you $10 in free call because we want you to use and test the handset, so if that emergency happens you know exactly how it works. Learn how it works before you leave GSM range. For example, make sure if you plan exchange SMS please test both out and in bound, because sometimes it will not work.... you can then call us to apply a fix.

It is important to us that you are able to make full use of the phone, this is why we are giving you the first $10 at no charge.

 

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

speak to us for more details.


Iridium Go - Ideal traveller for boats and caravans...plus a plain text email service.

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. 

 

Basic details - You download the app to your smart phone/tablet then connect to the Iridium GO via Wifi. 
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 are now connected. Using your own phone you can now make satellite connected calls and SMS.

The IridiumGo also provides a mail and web app, it is ideal for plain test email, but no good for brousing.

 

Would you like to hire the IridiumGo?

Hire an IridiumGo satellite WiFi hotspot from $175 for 1 week, $230 for 10 days,  $305 for 2 weeks. 
Includes $10 in free calls
(for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)

Outgoing calls costs are 80 cent flag fall then $2.40 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


Inmarsat Isatphone Pro and Isatphone2

- cheapest outbound calls on the market -
Outgoing calls just $1.30 per minute to any mobile or landline on the planet.
SMS just 50c.

Excellent Australian Coverage

      The cost to hire the IsatPhone Pro and now the IsatPhone2 is $140 for 1 week, $185 for 10 days,  $230 2 weeks.
        (for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)  Includes $10 in free calls              Isatphone 2 - COMING SOON


     The outgoing call costs are the cheapest on the market at $1.30 per minute to any mobile or landline on the planet. (please note the $1.30 offer on calls is limited on some handsets please let us know if you want to make a lot of calls - we need to know before we send the phone)
     Incoming calls are no charge to you.
     You can SMS any mobile or send to an email address for 50 cents
     You can send your GPS location to any PC or mobile for just 50 cents... great for sending your tracking positions.
     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.

 

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**Now with local numbering if required***.

When calling you the caller pays standard mobile rates*

Note* this is regardless to where you are on the planet...
The cost of hire the phone will be $150 for 1 week, $200 for 10 days, $266 for 2 weeks.
Outgoing call costs are $3 per minute after 80c flagfall. Call us for more details.

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


Hire an Iridium 9575 or 9555 Satellite phone

Iridium 100% Global Coverage - available with carkit

Hire an Iridium satellite phone from $150 for 1 week, $210 for 10 days,  $275 for 2 weeks. 
(for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)  Includes $10 in free calls  

Outgoing calls costs are 80 cent flag fall then $2.40 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


Hire or rent the Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot and Satsleeve+
Perfect for long chats, SMS and low band width data.

 

Thuraya released (Nov '15) a new updated Satsleeve phone.
The Satsleeve Hotspot and the Satsleeve+.

This is a big improvement on the previous Satsleeve, where your smartphone controled the satsleeve via BlueTooth and you put the satsleeve against your head to talk.

 

The Hotspot and Plus are the same handset the only difference is the plastic bracket. We feel the Satsleeve hotspot is the best option.
The voice now comes out of your smartphone as per the IridiumGO. The satsleeve is a good product. Call us for a chat.

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The cost to hire the Satsleeve is $140 for 1 week, $185 for 10 days,  $230 for 2 weeks.  (for longer periods please call - it gets cheaper)  Includes $10 in free calls
Compared to the XT lite the Satsleeve Hotspot and Plus are ideal for SMS and (limited) data. If you do not need this option and just need the phone for predominatly emergency and the odd chat then we suggest renting the XT lite.

The Satsleeve and XT Lite are both the same price to rent, but we add $44 to the total rental fee for the Satsleeve, they are not easy to use and it takes more time for us to teach you (particularly for data).


Outgoing calls costs are $2 per minute for calls to Australian numbers from anywhere on the planet. You can SMS any mobile for 99c.
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.

 

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


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


The cost to hire the XT Lite is $140 for 1 week, $185 for 10 days,  $230 for 2 weeks.  
Includes $10 in free calls 
(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. 
You can SMS any mobile for 99c. 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


Buy a Satellite phone

We sell new IsatPhone 2 for $1,299 (no more to pay incl 77 minutes [6 months validity] talk time) 
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! - $1,350 (Ex hire also available)

We sell new Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot or Satsleeve Plus - $1050 
We sell new Thuraya XT Lite $755 OPTUS sell the XT Lite very cheaply.... there is a reason for this... call us.
We sell ex hire Thuraya XT $990 or XT Lite $655 
 (incl. 6 ths warranty and 12v chargers) 

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. The price will be $265 for the first week then $110 per week.

click here for inmarsat website details   

 

New release from Thuraya

Thuraya XT Plus -
See above for the listing on the Thuraya Hotspot. This will offer 60kbps down and 15kbps up load. Ample for grib files


Satellite Trackers - Event tracking via SPOT Gen3 and Trace.

Brand new service from EPIRBhire - Live event tracking - up to 300 people

EPIRBhire in conjunction with SPOTNZ are suppling Australian event managers with competitor satellite tracking.

Specifically suited for remote running, bike and horse events.
We are showcased the service tracking 48 amazing athletes in the 240km Coast to Kosci marathon,
 starting 5.30am on Friday Dec 11 from Boydtown, NSW.

Click here for more details

 

Talk to us about trackers for single users... 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 - GP130 per unit.
Call or email EPIRBhire and we can help set up your vent.


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=

Purchase price incl GST and delivery $395 We have some ex hire units at a special price.... please call

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


The Sail Exchange.... Buy, Sell, Trade.

For all boat owners with unwanted extra gear...... do you want to sell, trade or buy second hand sails then, give Carl Crafoord a call on 0438 548 033 or email carl@sailexchange.com.au

Please click here www.sailexchange.com.au to view the new website for new & used sails & new marine equipment. Based in Dee Why Sydney


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

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 or Staellite phone)
Email: 
rccaus@amsa.gov.au