As the Chef you will be responsible for station cooking and catering, food safety and kitchen hygiene, control of all foodstuffs and consumables, and for contributing to re-ordering of foodstuffs and consumables for the succeeding expedition.

Additionally, the Chef assigned to Casey station will be required to be available to relieve the Wilkins Aerodrome Camp Support Officer (ACSO) at times throughout the flying season. Duties whilst at Wilkins Aerodrome can be found under the job description for the ACSO.

Chefs can be employed in either summer or winter jobs; shorter winter opportunities may also arise. Chefs are employed at all three Antarctic stations as well as Macquarie Island.

Suitable applicants may be included in a candidate pool from which vacancies may be filled over the next three Antarctic seasons.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the job description and general information for applicants documents below.

Employment conditions

  • The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $66,319 per annum ($2542 per fortnight before tax).
  • Additional allowances totalling $60,974 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.


For general enquiries, please contact the Recruitment team on 1800 030 755 or by contact form.


Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.

This position is not currently open for recruitment. If you would like to be notified when applications open, please register your details.