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Defence Infrastructure Division

Defence Estate Divestment

Divestment of the majority of the Bulimba Barracks site in Brisbane, QLD

Defence has identified around 20 hectares of the Bulimba Barracks site in Brisbane as surplus to Defence requirements. Defence no longer requires the land to support future Defence capability.

For more information regarding this site please refer to the below fact sheet.

If you have any questions regarding this divestment please refer to the contact us page.


On 3 June 2019, the second stage of the open market sale process, known as the Request for Proposal stage closed. The short list of suitable parties invited to participate in this stage were identified by Defence following completion of a competitive Expression of Interest (stage one) tender process. The outcome of this stage aims to identify a suitable purchaser for the site.

On 15 April 2019, Defence conducted a letter box drop to provide the local Bulimba community with an update on the open market sale (a link to the update can be found below). Copies of the update were also issued to Federal, State and local Government members, as well as key Indigenous and historic heritage stakeholders.

On Wednesday 31st October 2018, Defence held a public information session in Bulimba to provide an update to the local community and other interested stakeholders on the open market sale of Bulimba Barracks and the works that are currently being undertaken at HMAS Moreton under the HMAS Moreton Unit Relocation Project.

Further information regarding the open market sale process can be found in the fact sheet link below.

Defence intends to keep the community updated on the sale of Bulimba Barracks as the open market sale progresses.

Environmental Assessment

Defence has now completed the Bulimba Barracks Stage 2 Environmental Investigation (Detailed Site Investigation), including additional supplementary sampling to the DSI. The outcomes of the report and the supplementary sampling have confirmed there are no immediate or significant risks posed to the community and have not identified any immediate action required to address contamination.

Defence is compliant with its obligations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Bulimba Barracks - Stage 2 Environmental Investigation Report - Executive Summary and outcomes of Supplementary Sampling