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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

Financial Claims

Financial Claims

If you consider that you or your business has suffered loss or damage as a consequence of Defence activities involving PFAS, it is open to you to make a legal claim to Defence. Your claim should detail:

  1. the nature of the loss or damage;
  2. the value of the loss or damage; and
  3. the reason(s) why you consider that the loss or damage is the consequence of Defence activities.

Alternatively, you can complete a claim form.

The claimant should attach any relevant documentation to support their claim, whether they use the claim form or not. Once a claim is received and considered by Defence, the claimant may be requested to provide further documentation. 

Claims can be sent by email to or by post to:

Office of Defence Special Counsel
Defence Legal Division
PO Box 7911
Canberra ACT 2610

Each claim for loss or damage will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with Defence’s obligations under the Attorney-General’s Legal Services Directions 2017 (Cth).

Legal Advice

The Pro Bono Centre provides contact details for a range of legal assistance and pro bono services in each state and territory.

The link to this site is provided for information purposes only. Its inclusion in this website should not be understood to mean that the Department of Defence considers that legal advice is necessary or appropriate. Whether a person or business chooses to engage legal representation is entirely a matter for that person or business.