Australian Antarctic Division

Australian Antarctic Division information

Location
Kingston , Australia
Address
203 Channel Hwy
Telephone
+61 3 6232 3209
More information
www.aad.gov.au
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri
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Just south of Kingston is the government HQ responsible for administering Australia’s 42% wedge of the frozen continent. Australia has a long history of exploration and scientific study of Antarctica : it’s one of the original 12 nations that ratified the Antarctic Treaty in 1961. Visitors can check out the displays here, which feature Antarctic equipment, clothing and scientific vehicles, plus ecological info and some brilliant photographs. There's a cafe here, too.