Antarctic webcams

The Australian Antarctic Division operates webcams at its four permanent stations: three on the Antarctic continent at Mawson, Casey and Davis, and the other at sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.

The icebreaker Aurora Australis also has a webcam which operates when the ship is on hire to the Division for scientific and resupply voyages in the Southern Ocean.

Webcam images are captured by automatic cameras and sent back to head office in Kingston, Tasmania via satellite.

In addition, the krill cam gives an insight into life in the Division’s marine research aquarium where scientists study the the physiology, behaviour and reproduction of krill.


Weather data is collected by automatic weather stations operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and AAD personnel at the stations. This data is also held by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.

Also available is weather information from Dome A – possibly the coldest place on Earth.

Research stationObservation date (UTC)Air temperatureAir pressureWind speed
Casey21-Oct-2016 23:34:09−8.6°C947.6 hPa138 km/h
Davis21-Oct-2016 22:12:19−17.4°C977.5 hPa13 km/h
Macquarie Island21-Oct-2016 23:34:533.6°C1011 hPa28 km/h
Mawson21-Oct-2016 23:34:35−19.8°C985.5 hPa0 km/h
Dome A21-Oct-2016 21:30:37−58.92°C567.8 hPa0 km/h


Did you see something strange on one of the webcams? Are you curious about how they work? Please view the frequently asked questions.