PFAS—Airports Investigation Program

Information regarding the PFAS Investigation program:

  • The Australian Government has committed $130.5 million for a Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Investigation Program at Australian airports where the Commonwealth previously used PFAS-containing foam in firefighting activities.
  • The aim of the PFAS Investigation Program is to identify the nature and extent of PFAS contamination at each airport and ensure appropriate management plans are in place to manage any identified risks.
  • The investigation program commenced in July 2021 with a pilot at eight airports.
  • The pilot will test the investigative approach and develop a framework to support the broader rollout of the program at other airports from early 2023.
  • The full program is scheduled to run for six years with a staged approach to airport involvement.