A Patagonian toothfish on an electronic measuring board

Toothfish research spawns new understanding

Antarctic scientists are learning more about the reproductive activities… Read more

Three of the minicosms used in the marine microbial experiment, housed in a shipping container at Davis

Changes forecast for marine microbial communities

Carbon dioxide concentrations predicted in seawater by the end of this… Read more

The bow of the red Aurora Australis in open water.

Aurora Australis back home after delay in icy seas

Aurora Australis today returned from this season’s first voyage south… Read more

Line of expeditioners pass a stretcher from the building into the back of a Hagglunds vehicle.

Antarctic helicopter survivors arrive in Hobart for full medical treatment

Statement from the Hon. Greg Hunt MP on the successful evacuation of… Read more

The Twin Otter at Davis station after recovering the injured expeditioners from the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica

Injured expeditioners returned to Hobart

Three Australians, injured when their helicopter crashed in Antarctica… Read more

The Twin Otter at Davis station after recovering the injured expeditioners from the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica

Injured Antarctic expeditioners arrive in Hobart

Three Australians have returned to Hobart for comprehensive medical… Read more

Mirror-like sea off Davis coast, station buildings in background

Injured expeditioners to be flown to Hobart

The Australian Antarctic Division is working through plans to return three… Read more

Moon over Davis station

Update injured Antarctic expeditioners

Three Australian expeditioners remain under constant monitoring at the… Read more

Penguins in the foreground and buildings of the station in the background.

Antarctic Davis helicopter incident

Statement from the Hon. Greg Hunt MP on the successful response to the… Read more

Davis station

Injured Antarctic expeditioners back at station

Three expeditioners, injured when their helicopter crashed in Antarctica… Read more

Landscape near Davis station

Antarctic helicopter incident update

The Australian Antarctic Division is hoping a weather window in the next… Read more

Amery Ice Shelf

Helicopter incident near Davis

The Australian Antarctic Division is currently responding to a helicopter… Read more

The Aurora Australis parked beside an ice floe

Australian Antarctic resupply ship moves out of heavy ice

Australia’s research and resupply ship Aurora Australis is on the move… Read more

Aerial shot of the the ship surrounded by ice.

Heavy sea ice delays return of Australian resupply ship from Antarctica

The Australian Antarctic Division has rescheduled its early season voyages… Read more

Krill researcher, Molly Jia, sitting at the microscope

Focusing on krill development

View the first photographic record of the life stages of Antarctic krill… Read more

A boulder underneath the sea ice covered in and surrounded by invertebrates such as sponges and sea fans

Polar ecosystems vulnerable to increased sunlight

Small changes in the timing of polar sea ice retreat that allow more… Read more

Emperor penguin tobogganing

East Antarctic Marine Protected Areas a step closer

Australia has expressed its disappointment that the Commission for the… Read more

Female expeditioner stands by a blue vehicle.

Time for a cool change – work in Antarctica

If you’re a tradie, a comms operator, an electronics engineer, a chef, a… Read more

A deep sea Free Ocean CO2 Enrichment system

Building a future ocean

Antarctic scientists are working to create a future ocean in an underwater… Read more

Scientist inspects an ice core in a field drill tent

Key Antarctic climate information to be revealed in major international expedition

New, highly detailed Antarctic climate records from before and during the… Read more

Two penguins standing on the ice facing the camera

Antarctic Marine Protected Areas again on agenda for discussion at international meeting

A joint proposal by Australia, France and the European Union for Marine… Read more

Wandering albatross in flight

Joint statement on establishment of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean, Antarctica

Australia, the European Union, France, New Zealand and the United States… Read more

Sea ice surrounds Aurora Australis off the coast of Antarctica

Sailing south for the Antarctic summer

Today the Aurora Australis icebreaker begins the journey from Hobart to… Read more

Three penguins in profile behind each other

Penguin history and marine microbes a part of Australian Antarctic season agenda

Ancient Adélie penguin sites may reveal whether birds’ diets changed in… Read more

John Kelly painting in the field

Painter receives Antarctic Arts Fellowship

Australian painter and sculptor John Kelly has received the 2013… Read more

Antarctic iceberg

Latest climate change report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report… Read more

Man smiling at camera surrounded by snow on Macquarie Island.

Dedicated and inspirational doctor receives Antarctic Medal

Former station doctor on Macquarie Island, James Doube, received the… Read more

Scientists lower scientific equipment into a hole in the ice.

Australian scientists making the most of the dark

How do Antarctic krill make it through the long, dark months of winter? Read more

Scientists holding ice core

Icy tweets for National Science Week

Antarctic scientists are taking to Twitter as part of National Science… Read more

Nesting wandering albatross on Iles Crozet

Call for public comment on varying the Threat Abatement Plan for Seabirds

Public comment is now being sought on a consultation paper on varying the… Read more

Two people in wet weather gear in a small boat.

Australia takes global leadership on whale research

Australia’s global leadership in whale conservation has been consolidated… Read more

Very young pup

Southern Ocean Marine Protected Areas stalled

Australia will continue to seek a way forward following the outcome of the… Read more

Old tin of mustard and two other original packets on an icy wooden shelf

New plan to protect historic Mawson’s Huts

A new five-year plan has been released for the ongoing management of… Read more

Three penguins walk along the ice

Antarctic officials meet on Southern Ocean Marine Protected Areas

Australian Antarctic policy makers and scientists will today put forward… Read more

Antarctic krill

Key Antarctic species under threat from ocean acidification

New research, led by the Australian Antarctic Division, indicates serious… Read more

An Antarctic minke whale spy-hopping

Australia’s whaling case starts in international court of justice

Australia’s expert legal team will begin presenting its case in the… Read more

Antarctic night sky

Strategic Science in Antarctica Conference – Australia and New Zealand

Some of the best minds in Antarctic research in Australia and New Zealand… Read more

This bronze medal shows a map of Antarctica and the words ‘For outstanding service in the Antarctic'

Science and the sea capture 2013 Antarctic medals

Seabird ecologist, Dr Barbara Wienecke and master mariner, Captain Scott… Read more

A pod of minkes, including one recently tagged with a green acoustic tag, in their feeding grounds in the Gerlache Strait off the Antarctic Peninsula

World Oceans’ Day 2013

Australian Antarctic Division scientists spend a lot of time studying the… Read more

Craig Hayhow sitting in front of his radio at Mawson station.

Moon bounce in Antarctica

Amateur radio operator Craig Hayhow has used the moon to bounce a radio… Read more

Map of Antarctica with marine protected areas marked out in lines

World Environment Day 2013

On World Environment Day we focus on a Marine Protected Area proposal that… Read more

A view of Macquarie Island station from North Head

All creatures (and people) great and small

Dr Meg McKeown has had a remarkable journey to her current position as… Read more

A common seastar, Diplasterias brucei, amongst a complex mix of epifaunal species including sponges and polychaete fan worms near Davis station.

Marine biodiversity: More than meets the eye

New research combining traditional taxonomy with DNA technology has found… Read more

Mawson’s main hut at Cape Denison, East Antarctica

Federal Government support for conservation of Mawson’s Huts

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Heritage Minister Tony Burke today… Read more

The buildings of Casey station are coloured in reds, yellows and greens and surrounded by ice.

Live the dream – become an Antarctic station leader

The Australian Antarctic Division is currently recruiting station leaders… Read more

Heading south on the Aurora Australis, Southern Ocean

Australian Government commits to Antarctica

Australia’s presence in Antarctica has been bolstered by extra funding in… Read more

The entrance to the cruise terminal end of the Macquarie Wharf 2 re-development

New bio-secure hub for Antarctic gateway

A new state-of-the-art Australian Antarctic Division cargo and quarantine… Read more

A Patagonian toothfish being measured on an electronic measuring board.

Patagonian toothfish now a ‘best choice’ for consumers

Patagonian toothfish caught by Australian fishers has been labeled ‘best… Read more

The Amaltal Explorer is dwarfed by a tabular iceberg during the Antarctic blue whale voyage

Australia’s successful Antarctic blue whale voyage

In a world first, acoustic technology has been used to successfully find… Read more

Whale tagging team of four in small boat

Significant advances in non-lethal research on Antarctic minke whales

Satellite tags have been deployed on Antarctic minke whales, giving… Read more

Antarctic night sky

Registrations open for science conference

Registrations and the call for abstracts are now open for the Strategic… Read more

Australian Antarctic Division Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jeff Ayton, with medical student Jessie Ling.

Students get icy start to remote medicine

Managing a broad spectrum of medical requirements, from hypothermia to… Read more

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke inspecting Wilkins Runway

Former Australian Prime Minister in Antarctica

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke today made a flying visit to… Read more

The Governor-General unveils a plaque at Wilkins ice runway

Governor-General visits Australian Antarctic Territory

Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, has become the first Australian… Read more

One of Kenn Borek Air’s Twin Otters at McMurdo Station (Photo: Dana Bergstrom)

Australia mourns loss of ‘great friends’ in Antarctic plane crash

The Director of the Australian Antarctic Division Dr Tony Fleming says the… Read more

Blue whale

Australian voyage in search of the world’s largest creature

A team of international whale researchers leaves Hobart today in search of… Read more

Harpist Alice Giles playing her harp on the sea ice

Arts Fellowship applications open

The Australian Antarctic Division is now accepting applications for the… Read more

Heading south on the Aurora Australis, Southern Ocean

Dawn breaks on a new Antarctic era

For generations of expeditioners the story of Antarctic research has been… Read more

A winter afternoon in the living hut at Commonwealth Bay. (L-R) Dr Xavier Mertz (reading), Archie McLean, Cecil Madigan, and John Hunter.

Marking an heroic contribution

January 8, 2013, marks 100 years since the death of Douglas Mawson’s… Read more

Humpback whale fluke

You can help Southern Ocean whale research

Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced a new international… Read more