The Expeditioner Handbook provides background to the Australian Antarctic Program and what you can expect when you go to Antarctica. It contains specific information that you will need prior to leaving home and after you arrive at Kingston for your pre-departure training.

The Handbook outlines some of the steps that you need to take before travelling and answers some of the most commonly asked questions about living and working in Antarctica. As the time for your departure draws closer, you will receive additional information specific to your voyage or flight and particular circumstances.

Topics covered include:

  • Preparing to go south, including personal, financial, health and medical considerations
  • What to take with you including issued clothing and equipment, prohibited items, how to clean and pack your gear
  • Working at the AAD's Head Office at Kingston
  • Living and working in Antarctica
  • Expeditioner wellbeing, workplace behaviour and health
  • Safety and environment
  • Policies and legislative responsibilities