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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

Jervis Bay Range Facility

Jervis Bay Investigation Summary

Defence commenced a detailed environmental investigation to better understand the nature and extent of PFAS on and around Jervis Bay Range Facility in March 2017. The investigation is expected to take around 12 months to complete.

In 2016, Defence completed a Preliminary Sampling Program at 12 Defence sites including Jervis Bay Range Facility. Based on the outcome of this program it was determined that the base will undergo a detailed environmental investigation.

The PFAS environmental investigations are conducted in accordance with the National Environmental Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure 1999 (NEPM). Visit the Investigation Process page to view a summary of this process.

The most recent community information session was conducted on 21 March 2017.

Defence is working continuously towards the effective monitoring and management of PFAS contamination and continues to engage with industry experts both nationally and internationally to identify the best management options for PFAS throughout Australia. More information on the current activities being undertaken by Defence can be found at the Management Activities page.


Community Consultation Timeline

Community consultation events are recorded here. Upcoming events appear first.

MAR 21

Community Walk-in Session

On 21 March 2017 Defence held a community walk-in session to discuss the investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the Jervis Bay Range Facility. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.