A K17 trimetrigon camera and a Wild RC9 camera were used by National Mapping from 1954 through to the 1970s. An Eagle V camera was also used in 1963.

Non-metric Hasselblad and Linhof cameras were used for photography acquired principally for life science research from 1977 to 2000.

A Zeiss UMK camera was used from 1993 to 2003 by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and AUSLIG (now part of Geoscience Australia) to acquire photography for large scale mapping.

A Wild RC8 camera was used by the AAD for animal census photography and some large scale mapping from 2000 to 2002.

A Nikon D1X digital camera has been used by the AAD for sea ice photography since 2003.

A Hasselblad H3D-II 50 digital camera has been used by the AAD for photography of Adélie penguin colonies and other purposes since 2009/10.

Further information about these cameras and a timeline for the aerial photography is included in a document available for downloading.