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 accidentally activate. Read our beacon storage tips.
If you have accidentally activated your beacon call 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. Read more about beacon disposal options.
Don’t use your expired beacon as a backup
Beacon owners should not use their old expired beacons as backups. This has proven to be confusing in distress situations when there are only seconds to react.
Don’t put the lives of those on board at risk by using an expired beacon as a backup.
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.