Consign your cargo

Cargo is carried by helicopter from the ship to the shore.
Helicopter bringing cargo ashore from Aurora Australis (Photo: Jeremy Smith)

Australian Antarctic Program (AAP) cargo should be delivered to the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) by the cargo required-by date for the flight or voyage.

AAD head quarters in Hobart is the AAP's primary cargo delivery point. Cargo should be clearly addressed to the AAD as shown below so that it can be processed for its required transport leg(s).

Please mark your full name, voyage number/destination on each piece of cargo.

Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
Kingston Tasmania 7050

Address template suitable for printing [PDF]

International cargo

Cargo that is transhipment, underbond or carnet cargo, must be addressed to the Cargo and Biosecurity Centre (CBC) and should be delivered by the cargo required-by date for the flight or voyage. Please email the CBC before arranging this cargo as prior notification is required. Contact cargo@aad.gov.au or call +61 3 6232 3190.

Electronic cargo system

Cargo information must be entered into the AAD electronic consignment system (external access) known as eCon. All entered consignments should be submitted in eCon prior to the flight or voyage cargo required-by date. Check the season shipping and flight schedule for this information.

Different types of cargo can not be consigned together in the one consignment. If you are consigning different types of cargo (e.g.  personal effects and work equipment), you will need to create and submit a consignment for each cargo type.

You can use your email address to log into eCon to enter consignments. AAP staff can use their AAD username and password.