Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Forms & Reports

Vehicles

For University activities Biological Sciences have a variety of vehicles available (see below). Vehicle use is subject to availability. Preference is given for teaching, service and repairs and research (in that particular order).

All users must see Tarun Rajan for Head of Department approval and insurance coverage prior to initial use. Any extensive fieldwork plans using vehicles should also be discussed.

Please read the Vehicle use guidelines for Department of Biology.

Make/ModelFeatures/Suitable forLocationRego.Booking Contact.
2012 Mitsubishi Triton
Dual Cab Ute Auto
Diesel 4WD
Remote area, Long range fuel tank. Suitable for TOWING BOATS, National parks excl Kosciuszko, Reverse parking sensorE2 Level 1b (Orange carpark)BQ61HIMake a booking
2012 Toyota Hilux
Dual Cab Ute Auto
Diesel 4WD
TOWING BOATS, Remote area, Roof racks, Bull bars; National Parks incl Kosciuszko, Yellowbrick Satellite Tracking, UHF radio, Long range fuel tankE2 Level 1b (Orange carpark)BS58ZNMake a booking
2014 Mitsubishi Triton
Dual Cab Ute Auto
Diesel 4WD
Suitable for TOWING BOATS, National parks permit excl Kosciuszko, Yellowbrick Satellite Tracking, roof racksE2 Level 1b (Orange carpark)CVK98JMake a booking
2015 Toyota Hilux
Dual Cab Ute Auto
Diesel 4WD
Terrestrial only! Remote area, roof racks, bull bars, auxillary battery, redarc full sine wave inverter, National parks excl Kosciuszko, reverse parking camera, Yellowbrick Satellite Tracking, Canvas seat covers, fog lampsE2 Level 1b (Orange carpark)CF96UWMake a booking
2013 Holden Cruze
Wagon Auto
Petrol 2WD
Urban Trips Within Sydney, Mainly for administrative dutiesE2 Level 1b (Orange carpark)BU26FGMake a booking
2016 Toyota Hilux
Dual Cab Ute Auto
Petrol 2WD
Trips in and around Sydney. Can be used for Fieldwork, reverse parking cameraE2 Level 1b (Orange carpark)CJ23LT Make a booking
2016 Toyota Hilux
Dual Cab Ute Auto
Petrol 2WD
Trips in and around Sydney. Can be used for Fieldwork, reverse parking camera. Do not use for fieldwork IF other cars are availableW21ACJ24LT Make a booking

2018 Ford Ranger
Dual Cab Ute Auto
Petrol 4WD

Marine fieldwork preference. Vehicle has reverse camera, hard plastic tub liner, black duck seat covers, National Parks permit (excl Kosciuszko), Suitable for TOWING boats and trailersE2 Level 1b (Orange carpark)CP95RK Make a booking

Charges

  • Biology personnel – 50c/km,
  • Non-Biology personnel –  75c/km.
  • Biology vehicle excess – $500/-
  • Unclean vehicle return – $500/-
  • Return without full fuel – $100/-

Payment is made using HDR/ Research/ Grant account numbers in the log books. Preference is given for large undergraduate field trips, service and repairs and RHD fieldwork (in that particular order).

Equipment

The department has a range of equipment available for use in the field. Please contact the terrestrial fieldwork manager for assistance if you require anything. Available equipment includes:

  • PLB’S
  • EPIRBS
  • Satellite phones
  • First aid kits
  • GPS
  • Camping gear
  • UHF radios
  • 4WD recovery equipment

Training

Training courses are open to students and staff, some of these may be required before specific fieldwork activities can be authorized.

  • Advanced 4WD courses can be organised for individuals or groups. These courses are applicable to remote and off-road fieldwork. Please contact the terrestrial fieldwork manager for more information.
  • Apply First Aid is required for all field activities. At least one member of the fieldwork team should hold a current certificate. Sessions are organised regularly by Human Resources.
  • Remote area first aid is highly recommended for fieldwork in remote or wilderness areas. Please contact the terrestrial fieldwork manager for more information.

Contact People

NameContact forEmail addressPhone numberMobile number
Josh GriffithsTerrestrial fieldworkjosh.griffiths@mq.edu.au(02) 9850 74840432 833 743
Nick HarrisDiving, Snorkelling, boating and marine fieldworknick.harris@mq.edu.au(02) 9850 40780415 646 993
Tarun RajanAll fleet related enquiriestarun.rajan@mq.edu.au

(02) 9850 8218

0401 191 312
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