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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

RAAF Base Darwin

Darwin Investigation Summary

Defence commenced a detailed environmental investigation to better understand the nature and extent of PFAS on and around RAAF Base Darwin 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 RAAF Base Darwin. 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 27 June 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.

2017 Consultations

JUL 19

2017 RAAF Base Darwin Water Use Survey

This Water Use Survey has been designed as part of the RAAF Base Darwin environmental investigation to collect information about water supply and use on properties around the base.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you do not have to provide an answer to each question if you choose not to. There is a privacy statement in the survey that explains how the information you provide will be used.

If you need this survey in a language other than English or if you have any questions about the survey, please contact the RAAF Base Darwin Community Hotline.

A PDF version of the survey is below:

JUN 27

Community Walk-in Session

On 27 June 2017 , Defence held a Community Walk-in Session in Darwin outlining the results of the Preliminary Site Investigation at RAAF Base Darwin. For further information download the presentation below.

MAR 22

Commence Detailed Environmental Investigation

On 22 March 2017, A Community Walk-in Session was held to announce the commencement of the Detailed Environmental Investigation at RAAF Base Darwin, and to introduce the Lead Consultation engaged to conduct the investigation.

2016 Consultations

NOV 24

Preliminary Sampling Program Report

On 24 November 2016, a Community Walk-in Session was held to announcing the outcomes of the Preliminary Sampling Program conducted at RAAF Base Darwin