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Department of Defence


The Department of Defence has commenced a national program to review its estate and investigate and implement a comprehensive approach to manage the impacts of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, on and in the vicinity of some of its bases around Australia.

EPA takes environmental investigations very seriously and is committed to supporting the Department of Defence with its obligations in accordance with the Environment Protection Act 1970.

Investigation sites

The Department of Defence is conducting detailed environmental reviews at the following sites.

Royal Australian Air Force Base, East Sale

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HMAS Cerberus, Royal Australian Navy in Mornington Peninsula

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Gaza Ridge Barracks, Australian Army, in Bandiana, Albury/Wodonga

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Please refer to the PFAS Investigation and Management Program section of the Department of Defence website for information relating to the national review program commissioned by the Department. 

For additional information or enquiries, please refer to the Contacts page on the Department of Defence website.

Page last updated on 10 Oct 2017