Useful Links

1800 ASEBESTOS HOTLINE

The 1800 Asbestos Hotline (1800 272 378) has been established by The NSW Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) to provide free advice and guidance on asbestos-related issues and is a central point of contact for all asbestos enquiries in NSW.

PRACTICAL GUIDES

IDENTIFYING ASBESTOS

The most accurate way to find out if your fibro building product contains asbestos is to have it tested at a NATA laboratory approved for asbestos identification. You can’t tell by looking at it. If in doubt, assume asbestos is present and take the necessary precautions.
Any inquiries for analysis of suspected asbestos should be directed to NATA – The National Association of Testing Authorities. For a NATA Lab List call 1800 621 666 or refer to their website at http://www.nata.com.au. When searching for an asbestos testing facility use a capital A in Asbestos.

Asbestos Imports

Asbestos is still widely used in some countries. Despite being a prohibited import in Australia, goods containing asbestos are still being located at the Australian border. For more information visit the Federal Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency website  or download the Australian Border Force Fact Sheet on asbestos imports.

MR FLUFFY & LOOSE FILL

For information on loose-fill asbestos ceiling insulation material installed by Mr Fluffy during the 1960s and 1970s in the ACT visit the ACT Asbestos Taskforce or in NSW please contact Service NSW on 13 77 88 or visit the NSW Fair Trading Asbestos Taskforce.

ASBESTOS HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RELATED

LEGISLATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT

  • 1800 Asbestos Hotline (1800 272 378) is a free asbestos information and advice hotline operated by SafeWork NSW.
  • See SafeWork NSW website for details about NSW asbestos removal legislation
    • Contact your local council for information relating to legalities of asbestos disposal in your area
  • Visit SafeWork NSW website for forms to apply for or renew licences to remove bonded asbestos or friable asbestos. For licence information, ring the SafeWork NSW Licensing Process Unit on (02) 4321 5497 (02) 4321 5497.
  • For other enquiries, contact the Asbestos Demolition Unit on (02) 9281 7486 (02) 9281 7486

RESEARCH & SUPPORT GROUPS

LICENCED ASBESTOS REMOVALISTS

ASBESTOS REMOVAL TRAINING

WHO TO CONTACT?

1800 Asbestos Hotline (1800 272 378) has been established by The NSW Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) to provide free advice and guidance on asbestos-related issues and is a central point of contact for all asbestos enquiries in NSW.

Safe Management of Asbestos in Your Home:

  • General asbestos safety issues- Local Council
  • Derelict properties – Local Council

Complaints About Unsafe Work at a Residential Property:

  • Work conducted by a neighbour – Local Council
  • Work conducted by a contractor or worker – SafeWork NSW
  • Licensed removal work at a residence – SafeWork NSW
  • Removal work carried out by the homeowner or tenant as part of renovations or demolition work – Local Council
  • Small removal and maintenance jobs able to carried out by homeowner/tenant- Local Council

FURTHER INFORMATION

OTHER WEBSITES OF INTEREST

  • Living Safe
  • Free Online E-Learning for Electrical Industry – Networks NSW has developed a freely available asbestos e-learning package for electrical workers providing important information on asbestos. To access the resource visit https://emaplms.e-oz.com.au/ and select Asbestos Course.

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