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 an electrical discharge between powerlines, with the resulting sparks or heat igniting dry vegetation at Terang, Victoria.

Group Member Opt-Out Notice

The group member opt-out notice can be accessed via this link: 

Opt-out notice

The deadline by which group members may opt out of the proceeding is 4pm Friday, 21 December 2018. 

Applications out of time may require leave of the court. 


Case schedule

This matter is listed for a directions hearing 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