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PFAS Investigation &
Management Program

Financial Claims

Financial Claims

If an individual or business considers that they have suffered a loss or injury as a consequence of Defence activities, it is open to that individual or business to make a claim. Each claim should identify:

  1. the nature of the loss or injury suffered,
  2. the value of the loss or injury suffered, and
  3. the reason(s) why the claimant considers that loss or injury are the consequences of Defence activities.

Alternatively, an individual or business may 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

All claims will be assessed consistently with the Attorney-General’s Legal Services Directions 2005.

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.