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Pinkenba quarantine facility - Damascus Barracks

On 16 August, the Queensland Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Government for the Commonwealth to build a purpose-built quarantine facility at Pinkenba, 8.5km from the centre of Brisbane.

The Queensland Government continues to work collaboratively with the Commonwealth to design and build a quarantine facility at the Damascus Barracks and ensure consistency in the design for the efficient operation of the facility as part of the statewide quarantine network.

The MOU allows the Australian Government to proceed with construction of the Commonwealth quarantine facility at Pinkenba.

Once constructed, the Queensland Government will provide services to the facility.

Fast facts

  • A 1000-bed facility (proposed)

  • 30-hectare Army barracks at Pinkenba, 8.5km from the centre of Brisbane

  • Located close to Brisbane airport and tertiary hospitals

  • The proposed facility would be constructed by mid-2022

For more information

Contact us about Queensland’s quarantine network.

Last updated: 13 Sep 2021