Name our Icebreaker competition

Name our Icebreaker competitionName our Icebreaker competition

The Australian Government is delivering a new world-class Antarctic icebreaker and Australian students are helping to name it!

The Name our Icebreaker competition was designed to engage Australian students in Australia’s Antarctic Program and expand their understanding of Antarctica, its environment, climate, history and Australia’s role there.

Competition closed

The competition was open for entries from 3 May to 7 July 2017.

The icebreaker name and winners of the competition will be publicly announced in September 2017, with the prize flight to Wilkins Aerodrome in Antarctica scheduled for November or December 2017, on a date to be advised.

Please see the competition terms and conditions [PDF] for further information.

Keep up with news about the new icebreaker

Construction of Australia's new icebreaker is underway in Romania, and it will arrive in Hobart in 2020.

Find the latest icebreaker news on the Australian Antarctic Division website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Teachers can browse seven new Australian curriculum-aligned modules about the new icebreaker and discover more Antarctic teaching resources from the Classroom Antarctica home page.