To support our deep field activities, Australia has a field sites across the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT).

Australia’s field sites can be used during the Antarctic summer. Australian field sites within the AAT include:

Beaver Lake

Location: 70°47’ S 68°17’ E, near the Prince Charles Mountains.

Beaver Lake Base was established in 1995. It is used to support Northern Prince Charles Mountains and Amery Ice Shelf operations in Mac.Robertson Land.

Béchervaise Island Huts

Location: 67° 35’ S 62° 48’ E on Béchervaise Island in Holme Bay, Mac.Robertson Land.

The huts are used to support penguin research and long-term monitoring.

Cape Denison

Location: 67° 00’ S 142° 40’ E Cape Denison.

Home to Mawson’s Huts Historic Site and supporting field huts, Cape Denison juts northward into Commonwealth Bay in George V Land. Mawson’s Huts Historic Site is located within Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) 162.

Edgeworth David Base

Location: 66° 15’ S 100° 36’ E in the Bunger Hills.

Edgeworth David was established as a summer camp in 1986. It is located approximately 440 km west of Casey research station and 85 km inland from the Shackleton Ice Shelf in the Bunger Hills region, Wilkes Land.

Law Base

Location: 69° 23’ S 76° 23’ E, at an elevation of 65 m, in the Larsemann Hills.

The Larsemann Hills are an ice-free area 110 km southwest of Davis research station in Princess Elizabeth Land. Law Base is located within Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA) 6, Larsemann Hills. This area is jointly managed by Australia, China, India and the Russian Federation as the countries with research stations in the area.

Scullin Monolith Refuge

Location: 67°47’ S 66°42’ E.

The Scullin Monolith shelter was established in 1988. It is located approximately 180 km east of Mawson in Mac.Robertson Land.