Please note these prices are subject to change throughout the year without notice due to price changes from external suppliers. 2017 charges are below. 2018 charges have also been released for your planning purposes.

Station staff are available to provide assistance from 8 am to 4 pm. If assistance is required outside of those hours, please make your request in advance. There may be a charge.

If you are a UQ researcher and you are considering developing a longer term project to be conducted on the station, contact the Station Manager to discuss what benefits or discounts may apply. 

2017 Research Charges

ACCOMMODATION & BENCH FEES1, 2, 3 UQ Price Non UQ
(incl GST)
Units
Tutor Ensuite Room $42.00 $52.80 p/person p/night
Researcher Rooms $52.00 $71.50 p/person p/night
Silvereye or Kingfisher $57.00 $77.00 p/person p/night
TRANSPORT4, 5 UQ Price Non UQ
(incl GST)
Units
Cat Transfers Adult (return) $263.64 $290.00 p/person
Airport Transfer (weekday) $18.00 $19.80 p/person
Airport Transfer (weekend/public holiday) $21.00 $23.10 p/person
STAFF ASSISTANCE (Boating, Diving,
Maintenance, Scientific, Snorkel Induction)
UQ Price Non UQ
(incl GST)
Units
Staff Assistance Standard $49.00 $53.90 per hour
Staff Assist. Overtime (outside 8am - 4pm) $98.00 $107.80 per hour
BOATING, DIVING and SNORKELING UQ Price Non UQ
(incl GST)
Units
Aluminium Centre Console boat – Nerita $40.00 $44.00 per hour
ARIB boat – Anthias & Chromis $40.00 $44.00 per hour
Centre Console boat – Fitzroy & Polmaise $15.00 $16.50 per hour
Punt – Boult $10.00 $11.00 per hour
Fuel – Aluminium Centre Console $40.00 $44.00 per hour
Fuel – ARIB $45.50 $50.05 per engine hour
Fuel – Centre Consoles $31.50 $34.65 per engine hour
Fuel – Punt $25.00 $27.50 per engine hour
BOATING, DIVING and SNORKELING (GEAR) UQ Price Non UQ
(incl GST)
Units
Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins) $5.00 $5.50 per day
Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins) $30.00 $33.00 per week
Wet suit $5.00 $5.50 per day
Wet suit $30.00 $33.00 per week
Regulator $15.00 $16.50 per day
BCD $15.00 $16.50 per day
SCUBA Tank – NITROX available $9.00 $9.90 per day
Night snorkel equip (glow stick & torch) $5.00 $5.50 per day
SCIENTIFIC6 & ADMINISTRATION7, 8 UQ Price Non UQ
(incl GST)
Units
Dry ice $18.00 $19.80  
Liquid nitrogen (L) $3.30 (L) $3.63 (L) includes freight
Chemical waste disposal $15.00 $16.50  
Gas Cylinders, some chemicals @ cost + 10% @ cost + 10% admin fee
Internet visitor accounts NA $9.00 5000mb card
FREIGHT UQ Price Non UQ
(incl GST)
Units
Use of TNT freight account $12.00 $13.20 plus TNT charge
Gladrock (local freight) @ cost + 10% @ cost + 10% admin fee
Excess freight on Catamaran (small) $23.00 $25.30 small box
Excess freight on Catamaran (medium) $34.00 $37.40 medium box
Excess freight on Catamaran (large) $46.00 $50.60 large box (Nally bin)
Barge freight (pallet/32 boxes) $400.50 $415.80  
Barge freight (average size boxes) $23.10 $25.41  
Barge freight (large boxes) $36.75 $40.42  
Barge freight (large crate) $56.70 $62.37  
  1. Laboratory use fees are included with accommodation. If staying at the Resort, lab use will be charged at $25.00 (or $27.50 if non-UQ) per person, per day. Terms & Conditions apply. Contact the Station for additional information.
  2. If you wish to self-cater in one of our commercial kitchens, your group will be charged at $2.30 per person, per day.
  3. Late check-out (after 9 am) is charged at $20.00 (or $22.00 non-UQ) per room.
  4. For helicopter or seaplane bookings please contact Delaware North directly on 1300 863 248 or +61 3 9426 7550.
  5. Catamaran fares are set by Delaware North and are subject to change without notice. Fares are generally adjusted effective 1 July.
  6. Charges will apply for large consumption of scientific consumables from the store (e.g. chemicals, falcon tubes).
  7. Charges will apply for large quantities of stationary consumables (e.g. printing/copying, laminating).
  8. Environmental levy for monitoring and restoration of Heron Reef will be charged at $2.00 per person, per day.