About Us

Peter and Caroline Davidson started EPIRBhire in 2002. Since then, the team has grown to include another five, full and part time crew 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
 
  • Excellent service and communication.

    thumb Jim Land
    3/14/2019
  • Awesome to deal with...answered my questions straight away. purchase was very easy full instructions on how to register my new PLB and super fast postage. more than happy with Epirbhire. FIVE STAR'S....

    thumb Vaughn Coulston
    2/25/2019
  • Great advice and service. The team was very helpful, always available to answer our questions. The phone was delivered on time (in advance!) with clear users instructions. The device (IsatPhone) worked well during our trip in Vic and NSW outback. I strongly recommand this service.

    thumb Lionel Gardes
    2/18/2019
  • I got the Sat phone on time. It was a smooth transaction. They had provided a detailed information on how to use the Sat phone. Highly recommended.

    thumb Ver Den
    1/11/2019
  • I engaged Peter and his team at EPIRB Hire to supply the satellite communications I needed for my tours along the Kokoda Track. I very much appreciated their prompt response to my emails/phone calls and honest assessment of what I needed for my activities. Highly recommend. Travis Hocart - Director - Kokoda Crossing

    thumb Travis Hocart
    1/10/2019