Maddens Lawyers

2017 Carwoola Fire (NSW)



May 2017 Update – Proceedings Commenced

Maddens Lawyers has issued a representative (class action) proceeding in the New South Wales Supreme Court against Advanced Plumbing and Drains Pty Ltd, on behalf of residents and business owners burnt out by the Carwoola bushfire of 17 February this year

The Carwoola bushfire burnt an area of approximately 3,500 hectares, destroying 11 houses and 45 outbuildings. A further 12 homes along with additional outbuildings were also badly damaged.

It is alleged that the Carwoola fire started on private property in the course of an Advanced Plumbing employee undertaking work involving the use of a power cutting wheel that caused the discharge of sparks. The fire occurred on a day of total fire ban.

It is anticipated that the proceeding will be listed before the Court for an initial directions hearing within the next couple of months. At this time, the parties will be given directions by the Court as to preliminary timeframes for various procedural matters.

The class action is bought on behalf of all persons who suffered:

  • personal injury (whether physical or psychiatric injury) as a result of the Carwoola bushfire; and/or
  • loss of or damage to property as a result of the Carwoola bushfire.

If you were affected by the Carwoola bushfire you may be entitled to compensation.

Maddens Lawyers are bushfire compensation experts, and are here to help.
Register your details below, and a member of our team will contact you directly.
Otherwise, contact us directly.

Were you affected by the 17 February 2017 Carwoola Fire?

On Friday 17 February 2017, a fire broke out in Carwoola, New South Wales, 10 kilometres east of Queaneyan.

The fire burnt through 3500 hectares of land, destroying 11 homes, damaging 12 more and another 80 outbuildings were either razed or burnt.

If you were one of the property owners affected by this fire, you may be entitled to compensation.

Maddens Lawyers are bushfire compensation experts, and are here to help.

Register your details below, and a member of our team will contact you directly.

Otherwise, contact us directly.