Australia's leading EPIRB hire & PLB hire service since 2002 (15 rescues so far)

 Need to hire an EPIRB or a Satphone? It's very easy....... phone or email us. 
Free delivery Australia wide for hires over 1 week.
 Sydney, 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
InReach tracker
- from $55

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. 
This site is intentionally one page basic text with click thru for more detail.
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.
Email Contact: info@epirbhire.com.au   
Stock returns -
PO Box 99 BULAHDELAH NSW 2423


We have had 27 people rescued to date in 15 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.


Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Satellite phones, PLBs and EPIRBs
Satellite phones are compulsory for the Sydney to Hobart race. 
EPIRBhire will supply the IridiumGO! at a cost of $220
click here for full details

EPIRBhire will supply PLBs at a cost of from $115 to $90 each for multiple orders click here for full details

Pittwater to Coffs race - PLBs and EPIRBs $88 each Satellite phones $160
discounts for multiple orders


Fastfind, Kannad, RescueMe.JPG (131190 bytes)Buy an ex hire GPS enabled PLB from $230.
 Call us or click here for more details.
We have a selection of GPS enabled PLBs for sale.  (click on image to expand)
They vary from 18 months to used once in the 2013 Sydney to Hobart.


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


"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


Iridium Go - This is a game changer & perfect for yacht racing.

We sell and hire the new Iridium Go - Purchase price $1,350.

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 

      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 $2* 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 address

 

* Inmarsat have just raised the call price.  Some docs & pages on our site may still show the old price of $1.50.... The price will be $2 for phones booked after August 7.  


     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

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
 

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

Outgoing calls costs are $2 per minute for calls to Australian numbers. 

Incoming calls are no charge to you.
When calling you the caller pays the same as calling a normal mobile phone -
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 $1180 (no more to pay incl 77 minutes talk time) 
We sell the ex hire IsatPhone Pro for $750 (incl. 6 mths warranty plus airtime) 

We sell the ex hire Iridium 9555 for $700 (incl. 6 mths warranty) 

We sell new Iridium 9575 - $1,750 & Iridium 9555 - $1,450
We sell new IridiumG0! - $1,350 
We sell new Thuraya SatSleeve - $950
(voice/data) or $890 (voice/text only)

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


Satellite Broadband options for sale and rent

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

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

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

 

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 and hire 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 $380

Minimum hire (7 days) $65 incl. GST and delivery. Discount for multiple units

Call Peter 0415 263 750  or email :info@epirbhire.com.au
Reduced price for multiple hire and repeat business.


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: Sunday, 30 November 2014 01:59:48 PM