About Us

Peter and Caroline Davidson started EPIRBhire in 2002. Since then, the team has grown to include another four, full and part time team members, providing a true 24/7 support service for satellite phone and safety beacon hire throughout Australia. We have hired phones to clients on more than 7,500 occasions.
This experience means we can tell you exactly what you can expect from your satellite phone, whether you purchase or hire.

EPIRBhire was awarded the contract to supply Satphones, PLBs and Trackers for the ABS 2016 Census.
EPIRBhire is the main supplier of safety equipment for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race since 2002 with over 4,500 beacons used to date.

We’ve had 29 people rescued by activating their PLB  – four of them would not have survived.

Supporting Local Adventurers and Community Groups

EPIRBhire is a proud supporter of various charities, community groups and adventurers in Australia. Our satellite phones and safety beacons keep them safe in the often dangerous isolation of this great country.

Adventurers we have supported include:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scott Orchard and Run for Reclink
  • We supported Scott Orchard in his 11day, 766 km run from Canberra to Melbourne.
  • The BASEClimb3 team Dr Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan
  • When jumping out of planes with a regular parachute just isn’t enough (these guys are wild!)
  • Mulithull Sailor Bruce Arms
  • 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.
  • Adventurer Louis-Philippe Loncke
  • This Belgian adventurer has spent more time than most exploring and documenting Australia’s harsh and beautiful outback, and our tech has helped to keep him safe.

Get in Touch

To find out more about our company, our products, and our services
call us today on 0415 263 750.
We operate 24/7 for critical support, we extend this service to prospective clients who prefer to chat after hours.- Just not too late
  • positive review  If you need a satphone these are the guys to go to. Have used them anytime I've needed one for remote hiking and travel over the years. Super easy to deal with, great no BS advice, friendly and best prices.

    Justin Bobbermien Avatar Justin Bobbermien
    25 March 2021
  • positive review  Service was fast, easy and affordable. I would recommend using EPIRBhire again.

    Aaron John Avatar Aaron John
    26 November 2020
  • positive review  Recently hired a PLB for our hike of the Larapinta trail. Great service meant that we received the PLB in the mail very quickly, as it was a last-minute decision on our part to take one. It gave us the peace of mind that we needed to take on this challenging trek. Thanks for your help.

    Gary Pesavento Avatar Gary Pesavento
    28 September 2020
  • positive review  Last minute decided to drive the Nullarbor - Adelaide to Perth - on my own. Caroline and the team were spot on organising a EPIRB and Sat Phone with all the instructions needed. They went above and beyond when the delivered package couldn’t be found, calling me to explain it had been delivered and all was good. The equipment all worked spot on - well I didn’t need to use the EPIRB - and they confirmed it had all arrived back in one piece. Thank you!! #singlefemale #epirb #singledriver #nullarbor

    Alex Miljus Avatar Alex Miljus
    2 March 2020
  • positive review  Jarrod is a champion. I bought a sat phone 2nd hand not from him and he was more then happy to help and even set up a plan for me when privot was too rude to help. Thanks again mate

    Jeremy Williams Avatar Jeremy Williams
    24 January 2020