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Defence Infrastructure Division

Defence Estate Disposals

Partial divestment of Simpson Barracks, Victoria

Defence was approached by the Victorian Government to divest 13.1 hectares of Simpson Barracks for the North East Link Project. The land was sold in an off-market sale 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 17 December 2020, Defence completed the partial divestment of Simpson Barracks to the Victorian Government. Proceeds from the sale of the site will be reinvested to support Defence capability.

Fact Sheet

Partial Sale of Simpson Barracks

Environmental and Heritage Assessments

The Victorian Government and the North East Link Authority were responsible for the production of all relevant environmental and heritage assessments prior to the divestment of the portion of land. More information on these reports can be found on the North East Link Authority website

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