First things first
Protecting the environment
- AAO – Antarctic Applications Online
- eCon – AAD's Electronic Consignment System
- Shipping and air schedules
Applications for expeditioners to join our 2023–24 season have closed and are now being processed. Stay tuned for the next steps in the journey to become an Australian Antarctic expeditioner!
Are you going south as an Australian Antarctic Program (AAP) expeditioner?
Your most valuable resource before leaving for Antarctica or sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island is the Expeditioner Handbook. It should answer nearly all of your questions about your upcoming adventure! There's also more information on station amenities and operations.
We also encourage you to read and share the Separation Guide PDF with your family and friends. More information to assist you while you are away from loved ones can be found on our Liaison and support page or our Family and friends page.
All Australian Antarctic Program expeditioners are required to attend a week-long Expeditioner Summit in Hobart in August. The Summit will provide mandatory foundation training, an opportunity to build our station communities and to ensure you are fully prepared for your time down south.
You can also see when to expect other milestones in our Expeditioner Journey Map PDF.