Store your beacon correctly
With great power, comes great responsibility so it is important you look after your beacon to ensure it looks after you when needed most. This includes ensuring the beacon is stowed correctly and in a safe area away from anything or anyone that may cause it to inadvertently activate.
If you have accidentally activated your beacon, phone us immediately on 1800 641 792. There is no penalty for inadvertent beacon activation.
Another aspect of looking after your beacon is ensuring that it is disposed of responsibly.
Australia’s SAR system commits many hours and valuable resources searching for unwanted beacons in rubbish tips. This diverts important SAR resources away from real distress situations. So please, don’t bin your beacon!
If you choose to replace your beacon, ensure that you dispose of it responsibly. Disposal options are available on the distress beacons website.
Service your beacon
If you have used your beacon in a distress situation, ensure that you have your beacon serviced by a certified servicing agent.
Find out who is authorised to service your beacon in Australia.
For more information on how to prepare/use your beacon or to update registration visit the beacons site or phone 02 6279 5000.