Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4280.1:2003 406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons - Marine Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to have an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) that complies with this standard if you intend to operate a vessel on coastal waters more than two nautical miles from the shore. This standard provides manufacturers, suppliers and testing facilities of 406 MHz satellite distress beacons with the minimum radiofrequency and environmental requirements and associated test methods to enable design and confirmation of compliance.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

Maritime Safety
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria


Operating address:
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1800 223 022
information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au

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