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Defence Infrastructure Division

Defence Estate Disposals

Divestment of Bulimba Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland

Bulimba Barracks was identified as surplus to Defence requirements and sold in accordance with the Commonwealth Property Disposal Policy.

For more information regarding this site please refer to the below fact sheet.

If you have any questions regarding this divestment please refer to the contact us page.


On 27 February 2020, Defence completed the divestment of Bulimba Barracks to Australian developer Shayher Group. Settlement of the 20 hectare property for $63 million was achieved. Proceeds from the sale of the site will be reinvested to support Defence capability.

Environmental Assessment

Defence finalised the Bulimba Barracks Stage 2 Detailed Site Investigation (DSI), including additional sampling to the DSI. The outcomes of the report and the supplementary sampling have confirmed there are no immediate or significant risks posed to the community and have not identified any immediate action required to address contamination.

Defence is compliant with its obligations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Bulimba Barracks - Stage 2 Environmental Investigation Report - Executive Summary and outcomes of Supplementary Sampling