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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

Bandiana Military Area

Bandiana Investigation Summary

Defence commenced a detailed environmental investigation to better understand the nature and extent of PFAS on and around Bandiana Military Area in July 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 Bandiana Military Area. 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 August 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.

AUG 21

Community Walk-in Session

On 21 August Defence held a community walk-in session to provide an update on the environmental investigation at Bandiana and to assist community members to complete their water use surveys. Download the factsheet to find out more about this event.

MAR 28

Community Walk-in Session

On 28 March 2017 Defence held a community walk-in session in Albury / Wodonga to discuss the investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the Bandiana Military Area. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.