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Current investigations summaries

The below summarises the status of current investigations and results will be added as they become available.

Australian Capital Territory

Airservices ARFFS site PFAS impacts onsite Investigation status and reports
Canberra Airport (ACT) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Canberra Airport PSI information sheet
Canberra Airport PSI Media Statement
Canberra Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

New South Wales

Airservices ARFFS site PFAS impacts onsite Investigation status and reports
Sydney Airport (NSW) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.

Northern Territory

Queensland

Airservices ARFFS site PFAS impacts onsite Investigation status and reports
Brisbane Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Brisbane Airport information sheet
Cairns Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Cairns Airport PSI information sheet

Cairns Airport PSI media statement

Cairns Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

Cairns Airport Preliminary Sampling report

Cairns Airport Post Preliminary Site Investigation report

Gold Coast Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Gold Coast Airport Spear Bore Sampling report Media Statement

Gold Coast Airport Further groundwater sampling report

Gold Coast Airport Biota Sampling media statement

Gold Coast Airport Biota Sampling report

Gold Coast Airport PSI information sheet

Gold Coast Airport PSI media statement

Gold Coast Airport Preliminary site investigation report

God Coast Airport Preliminary Sampling report

Hamilton Island Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station. Site investigations underway.
Mackay Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Mackay Airport PSI information sheet

Mackay Airport PSI media statement

Mackay Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

Mackay Airport Preliminary Sampling report

Mackay Airport Post PSI Targeted Sampling report

Rockhampton Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.
Sunshine Coast Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station. Sunshine Coast Airport information sheet

South Australia

Tasmania

Airservices ARFFS site PFAS impacts onsite Investigation status and reports
Hobart Airport (TAS) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Hobart targeted PFAS investigation Media Statement

Hobart Airport targeted investigation

Hobart Airport PSI information sheet

Hobart Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

Launceston Airport (TAS) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Launceston Airport PSI information sheet

Launceston Airport PSI Media Statament

Launceston Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

Victoria

Airservices ARFFS site PFAS impacts onsite Investigation status and reports
Avalon Airport (VIC) Confirmed at fire station. Site investigations underway.
Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine (VIC) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Melbourne Airport PSI information sheet

Melbourne Airport PSI Media Statement

Melbourne Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

Western Australia

Airservices ARFFS site PFAS impacts onsite Investigation status and reports
Broome International Airport (WA) Investigations complete. Broome International Airport PSI information sheet

Media Statement Broome preliminary site investigation

Broome International Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

Karratha Airport (WA) Confirmed at fire station. Site investigations underway.
Perth Airport (WA) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Perth Airport PSI information sheet

Perth Airport PSI Media Statement

Perth Airport Preliminary Site Investigation report

Port Hedland Airport (WA) Site investigations underway. Site investigations underway.

Investigations managed by Defence

Airservices ARFFS site PFAS impacts onsite Investigation status and reports
Darwin Airport (NT) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. *Note: investigations being managed by Department of Defence.
Townsville Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station. *Note: investigations being managed by Department of Defence.

Investigations managed by Department of Defence

Note: The following list of locations notes where ARFF services were not provided by Airservices: Essendon Airport (VIC), Moorabbin Airport (VIC), Parafield Airport (SA), Jandakot Airport (WA), Archerfield (QLD), Bundaberg (QLD), Eagle Farm (QLD), Mt Isa (QLD), Proserpine (QLD), Devonport (TAS), Wynyard (TAS), Bankstown (NSW), Tamworth (NSW) and Norfolk Island (NSW). Airservices was established in 1995 via the Air Services Act 1995. Responsibility for management of any potential legacy PFAS contamination from historic ARFFS operations at these sites is a complex matter that is currently being considered by the Commonwealth.

Related links

Australian Government PFAS site
The central Australian Government PFAS website. It provides easy access to information on PFAS for a wide range of interested audiences.

The Department of Health
Provides up to date information on the known health effects and exposure pathways of PFAS, current health initiatives and community support.

News

22 August 2019
Airservices results of PFAS investigation at Yulara Airport

16 August 2018
Airservices to support innovative PFAS remediation research

31 July 2018
Updated FAQ on the historical use of PFAS containing foams at Australian airports


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