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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

HMAS Albatross

Albatross Investigation Summary

A detailed environmental investigation commenced in May 2016 to better understand the nature and extent of PFAS on and around HMAS Albatross.

The Preliminary Site Investigation, Detailed Site Investigation and Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment (HHERA) have been completed. Further sampling and analysis are in progress to address some of the gaps identified in the investigation.

A Strategic Management Plan is in development to manage potential risks to human health and the environment posed by the legacy PFAS contamination both on- and off-Base. More information on the investigation process is available here.

Defence is committed to regularly updating the community throughout the investigation. Updates will be provided through this website, community information sessions, factsheets and by mail.

Defence continues to engage with national and international industry experts to identify the best management options for PFAS across the Defence estate.

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.

2017 Consultations

NOV 16

Community Walk-in Session

On 16 November the Department of Defence held a Community Walk-in Session to provide information on the environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at HMAS Albatross and nearby areas. This session included a presentation on the findings of the Detailed Site Investigation and the Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment. Download the presentation or factsheets for more information.

APR 11

Community Walk-in Session

On 11 April 2017, a Community Walk-in Session was held to discuss the progress of the Environmental Investigation at HMAS Albatross.

2016 Consultations

MAY 18

Community Walk-in Session

On 18 May 2016, a Community Walk-in Session was held to announcing the commencement of an Environmental Investigation into PFAS on or in the vacinity of HMAS Albatross.