About your AAF
The Aurora Australis Foundation (AAF) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of the Antarctic icebreaker Aurora Australis.
The AA, as she is known, is the longest-serving icebreaker to support the Australian Antarctic Program. She is also the only icebreaker to be wholly designed, built and operated in Australia throughout her working life.
Besides preserving the Aurora Australis, the AAF also seeks to share with Australian and international visitors the life-changing experience of sailing to Antarctica.
Learn more about the history of the RSV Aurora Australis, her life as a scientific research platform, and our plans for her future.
30 years of adventure
A floating research station
Where to from here?
News & Events
There’s a lot happening at your AAF as we work towards acquisition and preservation of this remarkable and historic ship. You can register our newsletter and read news below.