Fees and Charges

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Orpheus Island Research Station fees and charges are adjusted annually in line with inflation and changing operating costs. Rates for the upcoming year are published in early October. Costs generally incurred include:

Bench Fees

A daily per person fee that covers self-catering shared accommodation, usage of most station facilities such as diving, laboratory and lecture theatre facilities as well as a OIRS dinghy (excluding fuel).

Transfers to OIRS

A per person fee covering transport by boat from Lucinda to OIRS.

Vessel Charges

Charter fees incurred for use of larger OIRS vessels and/or hire of OIRS staff as skippers. These fees include vessel hire, running costs (based on engine hours operated) and fuel costs.

Fees for each year can be found below: