Airservices is Australia's air navigation service provider - we provide air traffic control, aviation rescue and fire fighting and air navigation services.

Site investigations

 

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By state

Victoria | South Australia | Western Australia | Northern Territory | Queensland | Australian Capital Territory | Tasmania
New South Wales | Investigations managed by Department of Defence


Current investigations summaries

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

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. Site investigations underway.
Adelaide Airport (SA) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Adelaide Airport information sheet
Broome Airport (WA) Site investigations underway. Site investigations underway.
Karratha Airport (WA) Confirmed at fire station. Site investigations underway.
Perth Airport (WA) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.
Port Hedland Airport (WA) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.
Alice Springs Airport (NT) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.
Yulara Airport (NT) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.
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 information sheet
Gold Coast Airport (QLD) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Gold Coast Airport information sheet

Media statement spear bore sampling

Further groundwater sampling report October 2017

Media statement biota sampling March 2017

Biota sampling report March 2017

Media statement preliminary site investigation November 2016

Preliminary site investigation report October 2016

Preliminary sampling report October 2016

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

Hobart targeted PFAS investigationĀ 2018

Media statement Hobart targeted PFAS investigation

Preliminary site investigation report October 2017

Launceston Airport (TAS) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.
Sydney Airport (NSW) Confirmed at fire station and fire training ground. Site investigations underway.
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.

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

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

18 October 2017
Gold Coast spear bore sampling results


For more news visit theĀ Airservices Newsroom