Other locations Home > Antarctic operations > Stations > Other locations Commonwealth Bay Commonwealth Bay was Australia’s gateway to Antarctica in 1912. Dome Argus Dome Argus (Dome A) is the highest place in East Antarctica. An automatic weather station provides data from the site. Field sites To support our deep field activities, Australia has a field sites across the Australian Antarctic Territory. Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) are a sub-Antarctic island group. This content was last updated 3 years ago on 5 March 2019.