Black Saturday Bushfire class actions

Justices Forrest and Dixon of the Supreme Court of Victoria have now made rulings approving administration costs in the Black Saturday Bushfire class actions, clearing the way for Maurice Blackburn to distribute nearly $700m in compensation, including to personal injury claimants by the end of 2016, and to persons who suffered economic loss and property damage in early 2017.

Update 7/12/2016: Court gives go-ahead for record distribution to Black Saturday survivors
Supreme court media release 12/2016: Court approves distribution of almost $700M in 2009 Black Saturday bushfire class actions

The actions

The Kilmore East/Kinglake class action encompasses the area burnt including Kilmore East, Kinglake, Strathewen, Steels Creek and other towns. 

The Murrindindi/Marysville class action encompasses the area burnt including Murrindindi, Narbethong, Marysville, Buxton, Taggerty. 

More information

Kilmore East/Kinglake Bushfire Class Action

Murrindindi/Marysville Bushfire Class Action