Our member directory

The Tasmanian Polar Network is a group of businesses and scientific organisations based in Tasmania, Australia, that all have a common focus on serving commercial and scientific activity in the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean.

3 members

Australian Longline

An innovative deep water fishing company based in Hobart which owns two longline vessels; the Antarctic Chieftain and the Antarctic Discovery.

CCAMLR

An intergovernmental marine conservation and management organisation with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life.

IMAS

Globally-renowned for world-leading research and education in marine and Antarctic science.

21 members

Alpha Electrics

50 years’ experience in servicing, repairing and supplying electric motors, generators and pumps, specialising in the marine industry.

APCO Engineering

Producers of high-quality cast and machined components and fittings to suit specific requirements, including polar operations.

Astrotec

A proud Tasmanian electrical company with 30+ years’ experience in the electrical industry.

Cleanaway

Australia’s leading total waste management, environmental, industrial and health services provider, committed to responsible management of waste and environmental sustainability.

Elphinstone Engineering

Pioneering design and manufacture of polar traverse and base construction equipment specifically designed for use in Antarctica, including traverse trailers, sleds and heavy equipment transporters.

Frederique Olivier Productions

20 years experience in the polar regions, working in Antarctica and the Sub Antarctic regions with multiple scientific and filming expeditions.

Hagen Oil

Provides liquid waste services to facilitate efficient removal of oily water/ bilge from vessels.

Helicopter Resources

With over 35 years and 35,000 flying hours of Antarctic experience, provides extensive operational support with helicopters, pilots and expert engineers.

Hydro Tasmania

Over 100 years of experience in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining renewable power systems.

Icewall One

Produces pre-fabricated, insulated fibreglass accommodation units and sledges, designed for use in remote areas.

McGuire Maritime

A leading, international maritime consultancy and brokerage service based in Tasmania. Services include ice capable vessel chartering, vessel operations, port call management and vessel repair management.

Mjoll

Technical and management consulting services, specialising in Antarctic aviation, traverse route finding, crevasse detection and expedition planning and approvals.

Penguin Composites

Designers and manufacturers of unique composite products for industrial, commercial, recreational and marine applications.

Saunders and Ward

Steel fabrication, machining and general engineering for a wide range of customised equipment for the AAD, including containerised fuel tanks, satellite tracking towers, traverse sleds, compaction rollers and more.

Southern Waste Solutions

A fully lined and secure landfill. Licensed to accept quarantine material and hazardous waste, offering a comprehensive service to those repatriating waste from Antarctica.

Tasmanian Shipping Supplies

A full-service ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP accredited ship chandler and provedore, servicing all Tasmanian ports.

Taylor Bros

Specialising in internal fit outs for all types of shipping and the offshore industry and building of modular accommodation units especially suited to extreme weather conditions in remote locations.

Travtech Polar Services

An engineering company providing specialised products and services to Antarctic programs, including design and manufacture of caravan sled modules and modification of vehicles for Antarctic service.

Veolia Environmental Services

A global leader in water, waste and energy management solutions, providing specialist resource support to clean up historic waste deposited in Antarctica.

Viva Energy Australia

One of Australia’s leading energy companies, supplying approximately one quarter of the country’s liquid fuel requirements with the ability to produce speciality products, including Antarctic grade fuel.

William Adams

Supplies Caterpillar and AGCO Challenger machines suitable for a range of tasks including cargo handling, road making, snow clearing, excavation and site preparation.

12 members

AMC Search

A division of the Australian Maritime College, providing training and consultancy services for companies operating in polar regions.

Antarctic Tasmania

Division of the Department of State Growth tasked with strengthening and growing our Antarctic sector and its brand.

Australian Antarctic Division

Manage Australia’s presence and activities in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Southern Ocean, the subantarctic Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) and their adjacent waters.

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Responsible for Australian meteorological activities in Antarctica and a range of forecasting services for the Australian Antarctic Program.

Clarence City Council

Hobart City Council

Provides support by contributing expertise to sector policy, funding for Antarctic projects, promotion of the sector and a warm welcome for visiting international Antarctic delegations, vessels and crew.

IMAS

Globally-renowned for world-leading research and education in marine and Antarctic science.

IMOS

Undertakes systematic and sustained observing of Australia’s marine estate, with all data open and accessible to the marine and climate science community.

Kingborough Council

The Australian Antarctic Division is headquartered in Kingborough Council.

Macquarie Point Precinct

Aiming to centralise Antarctic and oceanic research services and become a hive of innovation as the world’s only dedicated research precinct next to a working port.

Marine National Facility

Funded by the Australian Government to conduct marine research for national benefit, via the multidisciplinary marine research vessel RV Investigator.

SOOS

An internationally sponsored initiative to connect global science, data, logistics, policy, governance and industry communities working in the Southern Ocean.

10 members

CCAMLR

An intergovernmental marine conservation and management organisation with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life.

Chimu Adventures

An Australian-owned company specialising in travel to Antarctica.

Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Built in 1834 this iconic hotel is now beautifully restored, located just 3 blocks from the Hobart waterfront.

Icetrek

Offers expeditions, tours and flights to the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as engineering and manufacture of high-end products for polar expeditions.

Mawson’s Huts Foundation

Funds conservation and maintenance of the historic Mawson’s huts at Cape Denison, used by the 1911-14 expedition.

Ocean Expeditions

Australian-owned and operated company that has provided specialised expedition support in Antarctica for 20 years.

Salamanca Wharf Hotel

Boutique self-contained apartment hotel, just metres from the waterfront, IMAS, CSIRO and Salamanca Place.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)

Home to a diverse collection of treasures spanning art, history and science, including a broad collection of Antarctic material.

The Old Woolstore

Offers 242 rooms and serviced apartments, located just one block from the waterfront and easy walking distance to the CBD and Salamanca.

TTIC

Assistance with bookings for accommodation, transport and tourism information.

19 members

Acutec

Independent provider of fully supported end-to-end satellite and wireless data, entertainment and IT solutions.

AMC Search

A division of the Australian Maritime College, providing training and consultancy services for companies operating in polar regions.

Astrotec

A proud Tasmanian electrical company with 30+ years’ experience in the electrical industry.

Atlas Idioverse

Jon Everett (Principal) is a physicist/engineer with over 40 years’ experience working in instrumentation design and development.

Dobson Mitchell Allport

A full services law practice with all the resources to meet your legal requirements.

Echoview Software

World-leading software package for hydroacoustic data visualisation and analysis.

Enviropacific

Provides specialist engineering and applied science solutions for the prevention and remediation of solid and liquid contamination.

Frederique Olivier Productions

20 years experience in the polar regions, working in Antarctica and the Sub Antarctic regions with multiple scientific and filming expeditions.

Icetrek

Offers expeditions, tours and flights to the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as engineering and manufacture of high-end products for polar expeditions.

Icewall One

Produces pre-fabricated, insulated fibreglass accommodation units and sledges, designed for use in remote areas.

Imbros

A leading Australian instrumentation supply company for marine science and laboratory equipment, including wave/current/tide meters, water quality sensors and high quality undersea imaging systems.

Jacobs Group

A large and diverse provider of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and speciality consulting.

JSB Investments

Three business arms: Brierley Hose and Handling (industrial hoses, fittings and rubber products); Tas Lifting Sales and Service (lifting gear, hoist and crane testing and servicing); Brierley Marine Chandlery (marine paints, rope and associated products).

Metocean Services International

A global provider of oceanographic and meteorological (metocean) measurement services to the oil and gas industry, coastal engineers, dredging companies and port authorities.

Onetrak

A Tasmanian owned heavy equipment supplier with a national footprint.

Onroad Offroad Training

Provides specialised vocational training for heavy vehicle licencing, high risk work licencing, machinery, plant operations and first aid.

Penguin Composites

Designers and manufacturers of unique composite products for industrial, commercial, recreational and marine applications.

Travtech Polar Services

An engineering company providing specialised products and services to Antarctic programs, including design and manufacture of caravan sled modules and modification of vehicles for Antarctic service.

William Adams

Supplies Caterpillar and AGCO Challenger machines suitable for a range of tasks including cargo handling, road making, snow clearing, excavation and site preparation.

19 members

Agility Logistics

Industry-specific solutions that provide some of the largest companies and organisations in the world to seamlessly ship goods around the world.

Astrotec

A proud Tasmanian electrical company with 30+ years’ experience in the electrical industry.

BP Australia – Marine

Supplier of some of the largest shipping companies in the world with high-quality fuels, technologically advanced lubricants and a wide range of services.

Crisp Bros. & Haywards

A 100% Tasmanian owned and operated steel fabrication and construction company. 

Elphinstone Engineering

Pioneering design and manufacture of polar traverse and base construction equipment specifically designed for use in Antarctica, including traverse trailers, sleds and heavy equipment transporters.

Helicopter Resources

With over 35 years and 35,000 flying hours of Antarctic experience, provides extensive operational support with helicopters, pilots and expert engineers.

Hobart International Airport

17 km east of the Tasmanian capital and excellently located to service the East Antarctic.

Inchcape Shipping Services

The world’s leading maritime and logistics service provider with a global network of some 300 offices across 70 countries.

McGuire Maritime

A leading, international maritime consultancy and brokerage service based in Tasmania. Services include ice capable vessel chartering, vessel operations, port call management and vessel repair management.

Mjoll

Technical and management consulting services, specialising in Antarctic aviation, traverse route finding, crevasse detection and expedition planning and approvals.

Qube Ports

Provider of integrated logistics services to TasPorts, shipping lines and agents, Australian Border Force, and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Saunders and Ward

Steel fabrication, machining and general engineering for a wide range of customised equipment for the AAD, including containerised fuel tanks, satellite tracking towers, traverse sleds, compaction rollers and more.

Serco

Global provider of public services, operating in six sectors: Health, Transport, Justice, Immigration, Defence, and Citizens Services.

Skytraders

Having been engaged in Antarctic aviation since 1999, now widely viewed as the world leader in cold climate aviation technology.

Southern Marine Shiplift

Tasmania’s largest docking facility, providing a complete out-of-water and dockside ship repair service to all marine vessels.

Tasmanian Shipping Supplies

A full-service ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP accredited ship chandler and provedore, servicing all Tasmanian ports.

Tasmanian Worldwide Shipping

Independently owned and operated shipping agency, freight forwarding and customs brokering company, based in Hobart.

TasPorts

Operates all ports in Tasmania, offering cargo handling and biosecurity facilities in Hobart to ensure minimal risk of contamination in Antarctica.

Total Freight Solutions

A leading freight broker in Tasmania, supporting the AAD with their international and domestic freight requirements for the past 5 years.