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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

HMAS Albatross

HMAS Albatross PFAS Investigation


Summary of the Investigation

In June 2018, Defence completed a detailed environmental investigation into the presence of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on and in the vicinity of HMAS Albatross.

All findings of the investigation are available on the publications page, including detailed reports and factsheets.

Defence has used the findings of the investigation to develop a PFAS Management Area Plan. This plan will inform the activities Defence will undertake to manage, monitor and reduce the risks of PFAS exposure on, and around, the Base.


Community Notice


On 7 May 2018, as a precautionary measure, the NSW Government recommended that people who frequently catch fish from Currambene Creek limit their weekly intake of certain species.

This precautionary advice was informed by the sampling undertaken by Defence as part of the HMAS Albatross PFAS Environmental Investigation.

Visit the NSW EPA Website for further information.