Vehicle, small boat and plant operations

The quad bikes a lined up to be driven into the shed for storage.
Quad bikes to be stored in a shed (Photo: Karen Kristensen)
Two expeditioners on red quad bikes

Many people require the use of station vehicles for science support, building and maintenance programs, and operational support tasks. They are also in demand for recreational use.

The allocation of vehicles is the overall management responsibility of the station leader. The plant inspector is delegated by the station leader with the day to day proper care and issue of vehicles and mobile plant.

Normal safety rules apply if you are operating any vehicles or equipment.

If you are driving a quad or skidoo anywhere, on or off station, you must wear an approved motor cycle safety helmet.

The station speed limits are 20 kph at Mawson, and 30 kph at Casey, Davis and Macquarie Island. In the field, use your discretion and drive safely at moderate speeds.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited.

This page was last modified on 12 August 2010.