An extraordinary group of people lead expeditioners at the Australian Antarctic Division’s stations.

The station leaders at Casey, Davis, Mawson and on sub Antarctic Macquarie Island, play a pivotal role in fostering team morale and ensuring the smooth running of the stations.

They also oversee the successful completion of a wide range of science, infrastructure and logistics projects throughout the season.

Before they go south, station leaders and their teams undergo intensive training at the Division’s headquarters in Kingston, Tasmania, including fire-fighting, search and rescue and lay medical training.