Antipodeans is currently looking for Expedition Leaders based across Australia and New Zealand to accompany our overseas Leadership Expeditions throughout the year.

We have a Leader Selection Weekend in NZ on 4th & 5th April 2020. Apply now to receive an invitation and full attendance information. Accommodation and food are provided for the duration of the weekend.


The Antipodeans Leader has overall responsibility for the Expedition and the members of the team. They must foresee and prevent any risks involved in the activities carried out and ensure that all team members have a safe, enjoyable and educational experience.


Prior to departure, the Expedition Leader is required to:

  • Attend training weekends with students and teachers that you will travel with. Training dates will be advised at point of the contract offer.

Once on Expedition, the Antipodeans Leader will:

  • Ensure the safety of all the members of the Expedition team
  • Work closely with the teachers to discuss the Expedition, the students, any risk management concerns and learning outcomes
  • Supervise, support, encourage and guide students through all aspect of the Expedition
  • Manage in-country providers e.g. local trekking guides and community project providers
  • Provide formal leadership training to each team member by allowing all members to have full participation in the life of the Expedition and the decision-making process that exists within the team


  • Tertiary Educated
  • Extremely professional approach
  • Great relationship management skills
  • Passionate about youth development and travel
  • Can work well under pressure and in a crisis management situation


  • Outdoor Education, Youth Development, Leadership Training
  • Leading / guiding groups in Australia or NZ
  • Leading / guiding groups overseas on adventurous journeys
  • Developing world travel and/or developing world community work
  • Personal adventurous travel e.g. trekking, biking, canoeing/kayaking

Desired qualifications

  • Bushwalking or tramping qualifications
  • Wilderness First Aid / Pre Hospital Emergency Care certificate (not required at time of application)
  • Working With Children Check / Police Check

Upcoming Leader Selection Weekends

  • NSW 07 – 08 March 2020
  • VIC 14 – 15 March 2020
  • TAS 14 – 15 March 2020
  • QLD 21 – 22 March 2020
  • SA 28 – 29 March 2020
  • WA 28 – 29 March 2020
  • NZ 04 – 05 April 2020

For more information on our programs and a list of FAQs, visit Our Leaders Page.


Apply using our online application form today!

About Antipodeans

Antipodeans is Australia and New Zealand’s most experienced and much-loved school Expedition company. Students, teachers and Antipodeans Expedition Leaders travel as a team on extraordinary 3-4 week adventures to incredible countries all over the globe.