Distress Beacon (406MHz Distress Beacon) Registration - Australian Government

Description

You will require this if you intend to operate a 406 MHz distress beacon.

If you purchase a new or a used 406 MHz beacon you must register it with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Registration of this type of beacon allows search and rescue organisations to access the registration database and find details of registered vessels, aircraft or vehicles, and details of up to three nominated emergency contacts who may be contacted if a beacon is activated and contact cannot be made.

Analogue EPIRBs and PLBs operating on 121.5 MHz are no longer licensed for use and should not be used or offered for sale.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Duration

Two years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

No fees are required.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Emergency Response Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1800 406 406
Phone: 02 6279 5777
Fax: 02 6279 5757
Email: ausbeacon@amsa.gov.au