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PFAS Contamination Class Action

Shine Lawyers is pursuing justice for landowners across Australia whose land value has been impacted as a result of PFAS chemical contamination in their area.


What is the PFAS Contamination Class Action about?

The Class Action alleges that the Department of Defence negligently allowed toxic chemicals known as ‘PFAS’ to escape from defence bases, and contaminate local environments. These contaminants have negatively impacted properties, land values and the livelihoods of surrounding communities.

Shine Lawyers is seeking compensation for property owners for economic loss, including the diminution in value of their land.

How to register for the PFAS Contamination Class Action

To register for the PFAS Contamination Class Action, you have two options:

Option 1

Sign up as a

Option 2

Sign up as a

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Who is eligible for the PFAS Contamination Class Actions?

If your property is located in the locations listed, you are eligible for the PFAS Contamination Class Action, and encouraged to register.

If you have any questions or require assistance in registering for the class action, please contact our PFAS Contamination Class Action team on 1800 066 173.

Opting out of the Class Action

If you do not wish to be a part of the PFAS Contamination Class Action, you have the option to opt out by 4:00pm (Sydney time) on 30 September 2020. By opting out you will lose a right to any compensation awarded out of the class action, however you can still bring an individual claim against the Department of Defence.

Download the Opt Out form

$212.5 million settlement for Oakey, Katherine and Williamtown communities

On the 26th of February 2020, Shine Lawyers reached an in-principle agreement with the Department of Defence, successfully achieving justice for the Oakey and Katherine communities. The settlement will be divided amongst the impacted landowners, with the details of a distribution scheme to be approved by the court in the coming months. For more information on what this means for landholders in those communities, click through to the pages below:

Katherine PFAS Contamination Class Action Oakey PFAS Contamination Class Action

Case Documents

Court Notice to Register in the Class Action or Opt Out - Bullsbrook (WA)Court Notice to Register in the Class Action or Opt Out - Darwin (NT)Court Notice to Register in the Class Action or Opt Out - Edinburgh (SA)Court Notice to Register in the Class Action or Opt Out - Richmond (NSW)Court Notice to Register in the Class Action or Opt Out - Townsville (QLD)Court Notice to Register in the Class Action or Opt Out - Wagga Wagga (NSW)Court Notice to Register in the Class Action or Opt Out - Wodonga (VIC)Opt Out NoticeStatement of Claim

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require any assistance in registering for the class action, please contact our PFAS Contamination Class Action team on 1800 066 173.

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Who is Shine Lawyers’ Class Action team?

Shine Lawyers’ Class Action team includes some of the firm’s most experienced solicitors and support staff. The team includes:

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