If you're planning a walk in a remote area hiring a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is an added safety precaution. Most national parks have limited or no mobile phone network coverage. However, activating a PLB should be used as a last resort. First attempt sending an initial distress alert by phone, radio or other direct communication.
You can hire a PLB for free at 13 locations in NSW National Parks. For more information on PLB hire, go to Personal Locator Beacons and GPS.
For more information on staying safe in national parks, please review the Think Before You TREK safety initiative. Think Before You TREK helps you to plan ahead for a safe and enjoyable bushwalking experience or remote adventure.