Australian Antarctic Media Program open for applications

Media crew in front of an iceberg in Antarctica
Media crew in Antarctica (Photo: Marie Davies)
David Koch reporting from Casey research stationMedia crew interviewing scientists at an Adelie penguin colony on Shirley IslandCameraman shooting in AntarcticaCamera crew at Australia's Wilkins Aerodrome in Antarctica

Become a foreign correspondent in a frozen land – apply to report from Antarctica through the Australian Antarctic Media Program.

Applications for the Program, which provides opportunities for media crews to travel to Antarctica or sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, open today.

In the summer of 2018-19 two trips will be offered between November and March, to teams of no more than three people;

  1. Macquarie Island – two weeks via sea transport
  2. Antarctica – up to one week via air transport

Applications are open for a three week period until 1700 AEST Friday 18 May.

The aim of the Media Program is to raise the profile of the Australian Antarctic Program including the scientific research and operations in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean region.

Preference will be given to media representatives whose reporting reaches a broad audience through multiple media channels.

The successful applicants will work with the Antarctic Division media team to refine their project once the logistics and science projects for the summer season are finalised.

Given the complexity of planning projects in Antarctica, applicants need to be very flexible.

Successful applicants will be notified in July/August.

More information

Media Program - selection criteria and online application form