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Ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park
Map of Ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park
Mudjimba Island
2.8 nautical miles east of Mudjimba Island
Queensland 4564 Australia

Ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park
Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast Area

13 7468


Dive the Brisbane and experience this historical treasure and budding environmental wonder. The ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park is an artificial reef and dive site off the Sunshine Coast, and is set to become one of Australia's premier dive attractions.

This is the only former Navy dive wreck in Australia offering divers the unique opportunity to explore both the forward engine room and the boiler room.

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A former missile destroyer, the HMAS Brisbane, was scuttled 2.8 nautical miles east of Mudjimba Island on 31 July 2005 to begin its new life as the 'anchor' attraction for dive tourism in Southern Queensland.

Divers can explore the 133 metre former warship and view different areas of the ship. Access holes allow passage into the ship's interior, where divers can swim through living and sleeping quarters used by the crew during the ship's service from 1967 to 2001.

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General Comments

Divers can also have a look at the formation of the artificial reef around the ship - creating a whole new marine community of corals, fish and other marine life. Many visits to the ship over time will reveal the gradual development and colonisation of the reef.

The ship offers opportunities for divers with varying experience and certification - from open water level licences to advanced wreck divers and a full range of scuba diver training will be available through commercial dive operators.

Only two dive tourism operators with commercial use permits from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service may access the site to conduct commercial dive tour operations. Dive clubs and individual private divers may access the site via bookings for the public mooring with the commercial operators (Scuba World and Sunreef). Bookings are taken for 2 hour time slots.

The operators are Scuba World and Sunreef.

How To Get There

The ex-HMAS Brisbane dive site is situated off Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 2.8 nautical miles east of Mudjimba Island. The Sunshine Coast is easily accessible by a car or bus ride from Brisbane (approximately two hours).


Entry charges applied by individual dive operators; and for private and club divers.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$15.00   27 Mar - 30 Jun   per person for private snorkelers, per two-hour timelsot.
Adult$25.00   27 Mar - 30 Jun   per person for private dive groups, per two-hour timelsot.
Adult$22.00   27 Mar - 30 Jun   per person for club dive groups, per two-hour timelsot.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.