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​Agreement was reached with the Insurance Council of Australia to preserve the benefit of State provided clean-up services for policy holders rather than benefitting insurance companies.  The value of this service at the Parkerville-Stoneville-Mt Helena fire was $36,000 - $91,000 per property depending on the complexity of the site and materials found.

Arrangements have been made with the Insurance Council of Australia for damaged or destroyed vehicles in Yarloop to be disposed of. If your motor vehicle claim has not been settled this will not affect your ability to claim under your policy. Motor vehicles that have been written-off can be de-registered with Department of Transport by signing a statutory declaration form - http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/write-off-a-vehicle.asp

Legal advice for residents in bushfire affected areas

Legal Aid WA is coordinating free legal advice for people in bushfire affected areas.

Examples of some legal issues that could arise may relate to insurance claims, ability to service a mortgage, debts, property, housing, etc.

If you have a legal problem related to the Yarloop-Harvey-Waroona bushfires and would like to make an appointment with a lawyer for initial legal advice, please ring the Legal Aid WA InfoLine on 1300 650 579 or email naturaldisasters@legalaid.wa.gov.au.

Legal Aid WA has a range of information sheets that may help you with debt, insurance and other issues. Click here to access this information or ring the Legal Aid WA InfoLine on 1300 650 579 and we can send information to you.