PLB - Australia

How do I register my Australian coded distress beacon for NZ use?

Registration of 406 MHz Au or International coded distress beacon is not a legal requirement in New Zealand. 

Registration is free for New Zealanders with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA - Canberra) and can result in a more efficient search and rescue effort when ownership details are available.  Digital 406 MHz distress beacons transmit a unique code that identifies a particular beacon when it is activated.

A registered 406 MHz distress beacon will allow the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCCNZ - Wellington) New Zealand to access the registration information from AMSA's database and find contact details for the owner of the beacon in the event the beacon is activated in New Zealand.

To begin registration online for your 406 MHz distress beacon - click here.