Antarctic webcams and timelapse video

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

The webcam on the icebreaker Aurora Australis operates when the ship is on hire to the Division for scientific and resupply voyages in the Southern Ocean. There is also construction timelapse video for Australia’s new icebreaker, Nuyina.

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.

Weather data is also available for Dome A – possibly the coldest place on Earth.

Research stationObservation date (UTC)Air temperatureAir pressureWind speed
Casey21-Oct-2019 06:40:11−4.8°C984.7 hPa73 km/h
Davis21-Oct-2019 06:40:55−7.8°C984 hPa39 km/h
Macquarie Island21-Oct-2019 06:41:092.2°C992.2 hPa36 km/h
Mawson21-Oct-2019 06:40:42−2.4°C988.5 hPa38 km/h
Dome A18-Sep-2019 01:39:57−65.96°C1151.2 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.