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Technical Tour: Australian Maritime College & Queen Victoria Museum

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is the national institute for maritime education, training, and research and also one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities.

AMC with its specialist maritime research and learning facilities, known as the most advanced in the Southern Hemisphere, has developed a global reputation for the highest quality education and research, producing first-class graduates keenly desired by industry.

During this technical tour, you will have the chance to visit the AMC testing facilities including:

  • the hydrodynamic facilities,
  • the upgraded Cavitation Laboratory,
  • a state-of-the-art Maritime Simulation Centre, and,
  • the recently established autonomous maritime research facilities, with a fleet of underwater robots for sub-sea and Antarctic exploration.
Maritime Tour

AMC Model Test Basin (MTB)
Our 35 metre long Model Test Basin simulates maritime operations in shallow water environments such as ports, harbours, rivers and coastal regions.


Maritime Tour

The AUV is capable of diving up to 5,000 meters, operating underneath the ice and gathering data on the Antarctic research missions. The polar vehicle was granted the name nupiri muka, which means ‘Eye of the Sea’ in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Download Detailed Brochure of the Facilities

Photo copyright: AMC/UTAS; Photos: A courtesy of Dr Damien Guihe

Following the technical tour, you will visit the Queen Victoria Museum, which is Northern Tasmania's home of art, history, and natural science. The tour will take you to the Museum facility where you can explore collections of natural sciences displays, transport and railway memorabilia, blacksmith workshops, the iconic Launceston Planetarium and artefacts from Australia's oldest merchant shipwreck.

Fee: $335 AUD ($225 USD as of 3/27/2023)
Date: Friday, June 16, 2023
Capacity: 20 people maximum
As this tour involves two short commercial flights it is non-transferable. Registration cut off May 31st.


07:30 Meet at MCEC to take shuttle to the Melbourne Airport (bring passport or ID)
09:25 – 10:35 Flight to Launceston and transfer to Australian Maritime College
11:00 – 13:30 Welcome and morning tea Technical tour of Australian Maritime College followed by lunch
13:30 Bus transfer to Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
13:40 – 15:15 Tour of Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
15:15 Bus transfer for the Launceston airport
16:20:17:25 Flight to Melbourne
17:40 Bus transfer to MCEC

Queen Victoria Museum Tour

The Blacksmith Shop, Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk. Photo: QVMAG

Queen Victoria Museum Tour

Transforming the Island: Railways in Tasmania exhibition at the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk. Photo: QVMAG