Ex-HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park
Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry - Entry Information
07 3227 7736
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.
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.
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 three dive tourism operators with commercial use permits from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service may acess the site for commercial dive tour operations. Dive clubs and individual divers may access the site via bookings with Maroochy Tourism.
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).
For club and private divers wishing to make their own bookings to dive the ex-HMAS contact Maroochy Tourism.
07 5479 1566 or 1800 882 032
Entry charges applied by individual dive operators; and through Maroochy Tourism for private and club divers.
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2.8 nautical miles east of Mudjimba Island
Queensland 4564 Australia
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