Shine Lawyers is pursuing justice for property owners in Darwin whose land has been contaminated by PFAS chemicals used by the RAAF Base Darwin. Click here to register for the class action.
From the 1970s to at least 2004, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) regularly conducted firefighting drills using a type of firefighting foam known as Aqueous Film Forming Foam. RAAF Base Darwin has a history of using this foam during training.
The Department of Defence are undertaking investigations to determine the extent of land and groundwater contamination in the Darwin area from the use of PFAS chemicals on the RAAF Base Darwin. Click here to download a copy of the investigation area map.
About the Darwin PFAS Contamination Class Action
Shine Lawyers has filed a class action on behalf of Darwin property owners who have suffered loss in their property value due to contamination caused by the RAAF Base Darwin.
The class action alleges that the Department of Defence negligently allowed toxic chemicals known as ‘PFAS’ to escape from the RAAF Base Darwin, and contaminate local environments. These contaminants have negatively impacted properties, land values and the livelihoods of the Darwin community.
Shine Lawyers is seeking compensation for Darwin property owners for economic loss, including the diminution in value to their properties.
How to register for the Darwin PFAS Contamination Class Action
If your property is located in the Darwin contamination investigation area, and was owned by you on 24th November 2016, you are encouraged to register for this class action so that you may seek the compensation you are entitled to.
To formally register for the class action, you will need to complete and sign a funding agreement with Litigation Capital Management (LCM) (the Litigation Funder for this case).
If you wish to register, please click the button below:
Shine Lawyers is seeking justice for similarly contaminated communities surrounding Defence bases across Australia including Bullsbrook, Edinburgh, Katherine, Oakey, Richmond, Townsville, Wagga Wagga and Wodonga.
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.
Who is Shine Lawyers' Class Action team?
Shine Lawyers' Class Action team includes some of the firm’s most experienced special counsel, solicitors and support staff, including law clerks and paralegals. The Darwin PFAS Contamination Class Action team includes: