Find out how to send mail to expeditioners, while they are training in Tasmania and when they are on station in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic.

'Mail' is postal articles including items sent via courier or freight companies delivered to the AAD. This includes envelopes, postcards or small parcels with a maximum weight of 1 kg per item.

Mail articles that exceed 1 kg, parcels that are not easily placed into the mail bag, and items that contain dangerous goods will be shipped as 'cargo'. These items are not transported as mail. They are consigned as personal effects and delivered to stations on the next available cargo transport.

Mail items are placed directly into mail bags at Kingston. These items are not tracked at an individual item level. Mail bags are consigned to available transports, subject to payloads and weather conditions.

Alcohol must not be consigned via the mail system.

All mail must adhere to the Division’s environmental and quarantine requirements.

How to address mail

For expeditioners in training at AAD Kingston, address mail using this format:

Ms A Example — Expeditioner in Training
Australian Antarctic Division
PO Box 385
KINGSTON
TAS 7050

For expeditioners in Antarctica or Macquarie Island, address mail using this format:

Ms A Example — Davis Station (or Casey, Davis, Mawson or Macquarie Island)
Australian Antarctic Division
PO Box 385
KINGSTON
TAS 7050

Delivery

Mail delivery is limited to designated cargo transports. For further information refer to the mail articles page.

The dates that mail is required by, can be found under each voyage or flight heading on the shipping and flight schedules. Mail delivery must meet the nominated cargo required by date for the voyage or flight.

Only available voyages or flights listed in the transport schedule will be used to deliver mail articles. It should not be expected that the AAD will be able to use other shipping options (such as tourist vessels) to deliver mail. Mail delivery to Antarctic stations by aircraft is possible, but senders must remember that delivery is not guaranteed.

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