Naturally occurring asbestos - new guide
It's important everyone knows what to do if they come into contact with naturally occurring asbestos (NOA).
The new guide for naturally occurring asbestos is to help protect people living and working in rural and regional NSW from the dangers of naturally occurring asbestos.
All our asbestos pages
Asbestos in your home
If your house was built or renovated before 1987, it’s likely to contain asbestos.
Asbestos at work
If you are an employer or business (or other PCBU), you are responsible for managing asbestos in the workplace.
Asbestos in imported goods
The asbestos-free certification provided by overseas manufacturers can be wrong.
Find a licensed asbestos removalist
Find licensed asbestos removalists, demolition contractors and asbestos assessors.
Naturally occurring asbestos
Information on what do do if you come across naturally occurring asbestos (NOA).
Asbestos health risks
Significant health risks may arise from the inhalation of airborne asbestos fibres.
Asbestos resources and networks
A wide range of government agencies provide resources and information for the safe management and monitoring of asbestos.
Businesses, employers and other PCBUs have a general duty to provide information, training and instructions to their workers. However asbestos work carries with it specific training and licencing requirements.
Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA)
The Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities (HACA) works to improve the management, monitoring and response to asbestos issues in NSW by developing coordinated prevention programs.
Asbestos plan for NSW
The NSW State-wide Asbestos Plan aims to reduce the number of asbestos related diseases in NSW.
Local councils and asbestos
There are resources available to help local councils develop their own asbestos policy.
Loose fill asbestos investigation (Mr Fluffy)
Loose-fill asbestos was sold as ceiling insulation In the 1960s and 1970s by a company trading as Mr Fluffy. While most properties impacted are located in the ACT, a small number of properties in south east NSW have been identified as containing this type of insulation.