Safety Beacon Hire

At EPIRBhire, we hire PLBs (Personal Locator Beacons) and EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) at competitive rates right across Australia. We also carry a range of handheld GPS devices, AIS beacons, handheld Marine VHF and handheld UHF (CB) radio devices. 

Combine & Save

When you hire a Satellite Phone & PLB we will reduce the hire cost of the PLB by half.

How do I hire a beacon?

Hiring safety beacons through us is simple, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Call or email us and we will quote you a price.   Our minimum beacon hire is 7 days at $88 (incl. GST and delivery & return postage) – 2 weeks $98, and 3 weeks $110. You can provide credit card details over the phone or by direct debit/cheque for payment before dispatch.
  2. Complete the temporary registration of the beacon via use our online registration form (see button below also).  
  3. We will dispatch your equipment a week before you leave & email you user instructions, so it’ll arrive at least a few days before you go.
  4. At the end of the hire we ask you to safely pack and post the item back to us.
Weight: 140 grams, Size 31 x 64 x 88mm
Kannad Safe Link Solo PLB
Weight: 195 grams, Size 36 x 50 x 12mm
Weight: 260 x 102 x 83mm (stowed in bracket)

Beacon Hire for Yacht Racing

The importance of having a high-quality GPS-enabled EPIRB or PLB on board your boat when yacht racing can’t be overstated. A dangerous situation at sea can quickly turn deadly – you need to be found before that happens. EPIRBhire offers simple, cost-effective PLB hire to keep you safe.

We’ve been managing beacons for yacht races and liaising with clubs for  17 years.  Dealing with just one crew member makes things much easier for us and reduces administration costs, which will help you get your safety beacon quicker and at a better price. If multiple PLBs are needed for one boat, please work out what you need in advance and have just one crew member call us, then we can organise the rest.

Wherever possible, we reduce the cost for crews who are organised, get in early, use us regularly, and return items promptly.

Northern Territory – Discounted Rates

Northern Territory National Park bushwalkers – you are required to have a PLB or satellite phone for overnight walks including Kakadu and Litchfield.

Hire a PLB from Darwin – pick up and drop back deal. $55 for 3 days, $66 for 4-7 days.

GPS Is Essential

Always make sure you use GPS-enabled PLBs and EPIRBs. Products without GPS can take up to 3 hours to pinpoint your location, increasing the chances that something will go wrong or time will run out. EPIRBhire stock only GPS-enabled beacons.

Get in Touch

Please call us on 0415 263 750 to find out more and make sure your next adventure is a safe one. We operate 24/7 for critical support, we extend this service to prospective clients who prefer to chat after hours.- Just not too late!

How do Emergency Beacons Work?

Check out the AMSA website for more info on beacon activation and operation.

For more info on these devices

KTI SA2G Product Page

Kannad Safelink Solo Product Page

GME MT600G Boat EPIRB Product Page

Operational Videos:

Activating a KTI PLB – EPIRBhire’s YouTube Video

Activating a Kannad SafeLink Solo – EPIRBhire’s YouTube Video