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.

Click on Station name to see its location.
Click on WG to see a weather gauge plot of the latest weather.
Click on a measurement to see a plot of the last 2 days data.

For additional plotting options and information, see the AWS Home Page

Station Last Updated (UT) Air Temperature Air Pressure Wind Speed Wind Direction Rainfall
Casey WG 30-Jul-2016 18:45:09 -6.9 950.8 91.0 71
Davis WG 30-Jul-2016 18:45:14 -20.6 976.3 8.0 91
Mawson WG 30-Jul-2016 18:45:38 -15.3 980.9 23.0 127
Macquarie Island WG 30-Jul-2016 18:44:58 0.2 992.9 11.0 228 575.6

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


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