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


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.

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Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Safety Victoria

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Maritime Safety

Transport Safety Victoria

Department of Transport

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 223 022
Website: Transport Safety Victoria (Opens in new window)