Asbestos Awareness

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One in three Australian homes contain asbestos. Homeowners, renovators, tradesmen and handymen must know how to identify and manage asbestos.

The NSW Government has a new place for the community to find information on all things asbestos. The website has been created for anyone searching for information on:

  • Checking for asbestos in homes, buildings and plants
  • How to safely manage asbestos
  • Asbestos removal and disposal
  • Health impacts of asbestos
  • Finding licenced professionals to help identify, test or remove asbestos

The website was developed in partnership with local government, state agencies and industry. 

The removal of more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos or asbestos-containing material must be carried out by a licensed friable (Class A) or a non-friable (Class B) asbestos removalist. For more information click here.


Licenced asbestos removal, workplaces, building sites and contractors

When asbestos is removed by a contractor, the work is considered to be carried out at a workplace. For example, asbestos removal by a contractor during home renovations.

SafeWork NSW regulates all asbestos removal within workplaces, even when it is a residential home (when removed by a contractor). 

For more information on licensed asbestos removal, workplaces, building sites and contractors Asbestos | SafeWork NSW

SafeWork NSW Phone: 13 10 50

Asbestos in the community or on public land

For suspected asbestos that has been illegally dumped on public land, contact us by phone: at 13 CAMDEN or click here


Managing asbestos waste and licenced premises

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) manage asbestos waste and licenced premises. 

For more information, go to: Asbestos waste ( 

Contact EPA by calling 131 555 or email 

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