Aircraft Ground Support Officer

Apply now for the role of Antarctic Medical Practitioner. Applications for all other positions supporting the 2016-17 Australian Antarctic Program will open on 12 December 2015. Please register your interest to be notified via email when applications open.

Overview of the role

As an Aircraft Ground Support Officer you will be responsible for the provision of ground support to fixed and rotary wing operations in Antarctica. This will involve operation of machinery, manual work, fuel handling, interfacing with fixed/rotary wing aircraft, transporting of passengers and cargo to and from aircraft. Aircraft schedules are heavily influenced by weather conditions and periodically involve working long hours to capitalise on periods of good weather.

AGSO positions are generally only available for the summer period and will be based at Casey and Davis stations.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see application kit below. You might also like to read more about working as an Aircraft Ground Support Officer in Antarctica.

Employment conditions

Salary and allowances

The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $61,275 per annum ($2,349 per fortnight before tax).

Additional allowances totalling $56,335 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.


A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.

Recreation leave

You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.


To discuss your application, please ring 1800 030 755 for general information or contact Micky Loedeman on (03) 6232 3570 for position specific matters.

Application kit

The following documents contain important information you need to know about employment and related issues – please read them carefully.

This position is not currently open for recruitment but you may register your interest in applying for future seasons.