PFAS at the Port

In April 2018, results from preliminary testing of groundwater detected elevated levels of Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) around the Port of Townsville.  This testing was undertaken as part of a voluntary monitoring program by Port of Townsville Limited (POTL).

Following the detection results in April, POTL commenced a preliminary investigation with the assistance of GHD and Queensland Government Departments to understand the nature and extent of PFAS both within the port and beyond the port boundary. 

The Preliminary Investigation Report can be downloaded below.

Cruise Schedule

A Federal Government restriction is current for all international cruise ships entering into Australian waters until 17 March, 2021.