International volunteers are advised to obtain a Working With Children Check or Police Check from their country of origin prior to arriving in Australia or New Zealand, as this may expedite mandatory requirements for working with minors (trainees <18 years old). Please note requirements differ from state to state in Australia and New Zealand. Advice should be sought from the relevant Operator/s. 

HMB Endeavour
Australian National Maritime Museum
Paid /Voluntary Crew

2020 will mark the 250th Anniversary of James Cook’s first voyage to Australia and the Pacific. To commemorate this anniversary and acknowledge Cook’s interactions with Indigenous people, the Australian National Maritime Museum is undertaking a circumnavigation by the HMB Endeavour Replica, departing Sydney on 24th February 2020 and returning 2nd May 2021.
The Voyage is scheduled across 31 legs, visiting 26 ports and 14 anchorages.

To meet the requirements of the AMSA Manning Ccertificate, the ship is required to be manned by 16 Professional Crew comprising:

  • Master
  • Chief Mate
  • 2 x Navigation Officers
  • Chief Engineer
  • Marine Cook
  • 10 Deck Ratings including a Steward

The Museum is seeking expressions of interest for qualified crew. Ratings must have documented evidence of 30 days experience in Square Rig sailing, Certificate of Safety Training approved by AMSA and Working with Children Check (WWC).

Please send expressions of interest to Peter Rout at

The Windeward Bound Trust – Windeward Bound
Voluntary Crew – General Purpose Hand
Hobart, Tasmania

Voluntary crew live aboard the ship full-time, commit to a minimum of six months (longer if on a scholarship), participate in the rostered duty watch schedule, and positively represent Windeward Bound at all times. Additionally, voluntary crew must be average weight for height, reasonably fit, able to work at heights and lift own weight, and be a non-smoker and drug-free*.

Windeward Bound voluntary crew receive free room and board and get an average of two days off per week. Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for scholarships from the Windeward Bound Scholarship Fund for professional maritime qualifications, including Master <24m and MED 3 Certificates. Eligibility for scholarships depends upon performance and length of commitment.

Contact Rebecca Ramage – 0438 120 599

Please check back for crew and volunteer positions, or contact your local Tall Ship Operator.