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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

Robertson Barracks

Robertson Investigation Summary

Defence commenced a detailed environmental investigation to better understand the nature and extent of PFAS on and around Robertson Barracks in June 2017. The investigation is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete.

In 2016, Defence completed a Preliminary Sampling Program at 12 Defence sites including Robertson Barracks. 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 28 September 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

SEP 28

Community Walk-in Session

On 28 September 2017 Defence held a community walk-in session in Darwin to discuss the results of the Preliminary Site Investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Robertson Barracks. To read more about this session, please download the factsheet.

MAR 22

Community Walk-in Session

On 22 March 2017 Defence held a community walk-in session in Darwin to discuss the investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Robertson Barracks and RAAF Base Darwin. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.

2016 Consultations

NOV 25

Community Walk-in Session

On 25 November 2016 Defence held a community walk-in session in Darwin to discuss the investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Robertson Barracks and RAAF Base Darwin. To read more about this event, please download the presentation.