Imagine living in Tasmania and working in Antarctica
Antarctica is a unique part of the world and has drawn explorers and adventurers to it since its discovery in 1820.
Tasmania is recognised as an international gateway to Antarctica and is the perfect base for anyone who works or visits the southern continent. You’d be amazed the types of jobs you can do working in Antarctica. As well as specialist researchers and scientists, key roles include plumbers, chefs, electricians, carpenters, diesel mechanics, communications officers, plant operators, and aircraft support who are all critical to keeping all four of Australia’s stations running.
Hobart is the natural gateway to east Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and Macquarie Island, supporting research and operations with excellent port facilities and access by air.
Hobart’s magnificent deep-water port is 1 390 nautical miles (2 575 km) from the Antarctic mainland and 1 852 nautical miles (3 429 km) from Australia’s Casey station. It is home to both the Australian and French Antarctic research and supply vessels and is used by a range of other supply, marine science, tourist and fishing vessels from other nations.
Hobart’s Antarctic, Southern Ocean and marine science education and research community is internationally respected, with the 700-plus members of this community who are based here, constituting the majority of Australia’s scientists who specialise in these fields.
These teaching and research organisations include:
- Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
- Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)
- Australian Bureau of Meteorology
- Australian Maritime College
- CSIRO Climate Science Centre
- Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies
- Integrated Marine Observing System
- Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)
For more information visit one of the research organisations listed above, pop by Antarctic Tasmania online, and keep an eye on the Australian Antarctic Division for job opportunities to work in this amazing place.