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HMAS Brisbane on her last official visit to Brisbane. Image by Andrew Whitehead HMAS Brisbane

The Queensland Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the lead agency responsible for the ‘Sink the Brisbane’ project and for long-term management of the Brisbane artificial reef and dive site.

  • The ship was scuttled on Sunday 31 July 2005.

  • Four dive operators are currently permitted to run trips to the wreck.

  • The ship is located approximately 2.9 miles to the east of Mudjimba (Old Women) Island. 

  • It is in approx 28m on a sandy bottom. This puts the 'Cat' just inside state waters (3 mile limit).

  • The ship was sanitized and prepared for easy access by divers.

  • A marine park has been proclaimed around the wreck. 

  • Appropriate management plans have been put in place by EPA for the new marine park / permits etc.

  • A documentary has been commissioned by the government.


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