Equipment for Hire

Our Passive Detectors

We currently have the following acoustic and ultrasonic passive devices for hire:
- Chorus
- Anabat Swift
- Echometer
- Songmeter SM4, SM3 Bat+ and SM5

Price: $50 per device per day hire (Excl GST) 

Motion Cameras 

We have the following motion cameras for hire:
- Browning trail camera 
- Lt Acorn motion camera

Price: $25 / camera per day hire (Excl GST) 

Bait holders are also available for an extra $5 per holder per day per holder

Elliot Traps A, B and E 

Aluminium folding trap. Elliot style. 
Dimensions for Elliott Trap A:  7.6 x 8.9 x 22.9cm  

Dimensions for Elliott Trap B:  10.2 x 11.4 x 38.1 cm 

Dimensions for Elliott Trap E: 5.2 x 6.4 x 16.5 cm

Price: $40 per cage (20 traps) per day hire (Excl GST) 

Harp Traps 

A harp trap is a device used to capture bats without exposing them to disentangling from traps. It capitalizes on bats' flight characteristic of turning perpendicular to the ground to pass between obstacles.

We have 2-banks and 3-banks harp traps available for hire.

Price: $50 /per trap per day hire (Excl GST) 

Bat Lures 

The BatLure is a digital acoustic lure, built to playback sounds of up to 100 KHz. Both time expansion and real time sound recordings can be used.  The robustly constructed device runs using an SD-card and 8 AA batteries. The BatLure is suited for luring bats using recordings of social and echolocation bat calls in order to catch them for research purposes.

Price: $40 per bat lure per day hire (Excl GST)

Ultra HD Night Vision Binoculars W/ Laser Rangefinder 

The ATN BINOX 4K 4-16X night vision optic binocular is equipped with 4K Ultra HD Sensor and a Dual Core Processor. 
Insert your micro SD card and film your excursions without the need for USB cables or additional devices. 

Price: $50 per binoculars per day hire (Excl GST) 

Pit Fall Traps

A pitfall trap is a trapping pit for small animals, such as amphibians and reptiles. Animals that enter a pitfall trap are unable to escape. We currently have the following pit fall equipment for hire:
- 4 Snake traps
- 4 Buckets
- Two drip lines and
- Pegs

Price: $10 per pit fall per day hire (Excl GST) 

Funnel Trap or Snake Trap

A funnel trap is useful in catching snakes, pygopods, fast-moving widely-foraging skinks and reptiles that climb out of pit-traps. Funnel Traps are great for installing along fly wire or shade cloth drift fences, often in conjunction with pit fall traps.
Animals in a funnel Trap are usually in exposure to direct solar radiation so ensure they have shade covers.

Price: $5 per trap per day hire (Excl GST) 


Our collapsible cage is a sturdy box trap suitable for small animals. It can collapse flat for easy transportation and storage, making it an ideal choice for catching and transporting fauna. 

Price: $15 per cage per day hire (Excl GST) 

Hair Tubes 

Hair tubes are short sections of PVC pipe lined with pieces of double-sided sticky-tape. Bait may be placed into a fixed, internal section to act as an attractant. Hair tubes are fixed to the ground, or onto a log or tree, and left undisturbed for a period of time (usually a number of weeks). 
Any mammals entering or partially entering the tube are likely to leave hairs stuck to the tape. 

Price: $5 per hair tube per day hire (Excl GST)

Prices outlined in this website are subject to change at anytime.


Contact us today with your list of required products, along with the quantity and duration needed. Our team of experts is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring you have the tools you need for a successful survey. 


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