Environmental contamination (Oakey)

Environmental contamination (Oakey)

This is a class action (the Class Action) against the Department of Defence (Defence) in connection with land contamination arising from the Defence’s use of aqueous film forming foam at the Army Aviation Centre in Oakey, QLD (the Contamination).  It is alleged that the Defence allowed the Contamination to escape from its land causing damage to property owners and businesses for which Defence should be liable to pay compensation. 

Who is conducting the Class Action? 

The Class Action is being run by Shine Lawyers in Queensland, with proceedings funded by Omni Bridgeway Limited.

Participating in the case

Shine Lawyers have filed the claim on a 'closed class basis'. This means the Class Action is brought only on behalf of eligible property and business owners who entered into a litigation funding agreement with Omni Bridgeway prior to 29 October 2019.  

Federal Court of Australia Notice as to Proposed Settlement of the Oakey PFAS Contamination Class Action.

Current Stage of Case

On 26 February 2020 the parties reached an in-principle settlement, subject to Court approval. For further information about the Oakey Class Action, please contact Omni Bridgeway by email ( [email protected]) or by telephone (1800 016 464).  

The Claimant's Voice 

Trevor Steinmuller


Federal Court in Sydney
Brad Hudson & Ors
Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence)

Contact Details

Omni Bridgeway Client Liaison Team
1800 016 464
[email protected]