A class action on behalf of persons suffering injury, damage or loss as a result of the St Patrick's Day fires that prompted evacuations across south-west Victoria.

The claim is against electricity supplier Powercor and alleges that the fires were caused by a tree falling on the powerlines and an electrical discharge igniting vegetation at Yatchaw, Victoria.

Case schedule

This matter is listed for the hearing of an application and for directions on 17 October 2018 before the Honourable Justice John Dixon at 10.30am.

The Supreme Court daily list should be referred to from 4pm the day prior to confirm hearing times and courtroom venues.

Timeline and details