As a Concreter on station you will be part of the maintenance and construction teams which maintain the Australian stations on the Antarctic continent and at Macquarie Island. You will have specialist trades skills to assist in the delivery of capital works projects — the construction of new facilities as well as the operation and maintenance of existing station buildings and building services.

Concreter positions are generally only available for the summer period. Winter positions are occasionally available when required for a specific project.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the ‘How to apply’ section below.

Employment conditions

  • The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $65,019 per annum ($2493 per fortnight before tax).
  • Additional allowances totalling $59,778 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.
  • A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.
  • You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.


To discuss your application, please ring 1800 030 755 for general information or contact Ken Barrett on (03) 6232 3607 for position specific matters.


To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or a resident of Australia with a valid visa granting appropriate work rights in Australia.

How to apply

  1. Read General information for applicants. This is an overview of the recruitment and selection process.
  2. Review the job description. This describes the job and specifies essential qualifications and experience. It also tells you what documents you need to attach to your application.
  3. Have your documents ready to attach (eg licences, qualifications and current CV/résumé). You must include these to be considered for the job.
  4. When you have completed steps 1 to 3 above, click ‘Apply Now’ to start your application.

This position is not currently open for recruitment. If you would like to be notified when applications open, please return here to register your details after 24 January 2019.

Two people smoothing freshly laid concrete in workshop.
Man adjusting concrete mixing truck.
Three boxes ready for concrete to be poured.
Two concrete mixer trucks half buried in snow.