Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

PFAS—Airports Investigation Program

Information regarding the PFAS Investigation program:

  • The Australian Government has committed $130.5 million over three years 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, extent and magnitude 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 2021–22 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.
  • The program is scheduled to run for three years.