Paul Delaney has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian Antarctic Program over 4 winters; serving with ANARE at Mawson station in 1979 and 1996, and Davis station in 1989 and 1993.

In 1996, in addition to his official duties as winter works foreman, Paul conducted a weekly Weddell seal inspection of the Mawson environs, noting numbers, sex and locations of seals. Paul was also the tide gauge monitor and carried out extensive ice surveys during winter. In addition, he was actively involved with the construction of a new penguin hide for research work at Béchervaise Island near Mawson station.

In 1993 at Davis Station, Paul was appointed Deputy Station Leader and Maintenance Carpenter, and was given the arduous task of constructing an ablution block in temperatures of −28°C, completing the project on time to accommodate the 60 incoming summer expeditioners.