Updated: Nov 12, 2019
In #Australia, there are three types of #emergency locator #beacons available. Whether you’re a sailor, hiker or pilot these devices could save your life-giving emergency services critical information on your #location.
#EPIRBs are Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons and are designed for #boats travelling at least 2 nautical miles from the coast. When these devices come in contact with water they emit a signal and float on the surface of the water.
#PLBs are Personal Locator Beacons and are small, compact and designed to be used on #land. Cross country based expeditions are encouraged to carry these when entering areas without mobile phone or radio coverage.
For more information on beacons and to be sure you’re using the correct one, check out the government's website for the latest regulations and standards on these life-saving devices.