The ex-HMAS Brisbane is a former warship that lies off Mooloolaba, which is about 100km (about 80mins) north of Brisbane by road. The Ex-HMAS Brisbane Regional Park is about 9km (about 20mins) by boat from the mouth of the Mooloolah River. Refer to the Ex-HMAS Brisbane Regional Park mapfor coordinates.
This regional park is a restricted access area. Entry to the park is prohibited without a permit or written approval. This applies to everyone—all vessels, divers and snorkelers. On-the-spot fines can be issued for entering the restricted access area without a permit.
To enter the regional park and dive or snorkel the ex-HMAS Brisbane visitors must either:
All divers must have a recognised scuba diving qualification. A range of dives are available, suitable for open water level certificate divers to advanced wreck divers. See diving for further information.
Check weather forecasts before your dive trip. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology..