Asbestos in your home

If your house was built or renovated before 1987, it’s likely to contain asbestos.

You need to know what asbestos is and what precautions to take if you are planning to renovate or make repairs around your home, just in case you are dealing with asbestos.

Asbestos materials are often best left alone if they are in good condition and unlikely to get damaged.

If you are thinking about renovating or doing home maintenance visit the asbestos awareness website or call 1800 Asbestos (1800 272 378).

Watch the video below to hear how an unsafe renovation can impact your family.

Serafina's dad did a reno in the 1970s when she was just a kid. Years later Serafina developed incurable mesothelioma. Hear her story.

This video is reproduced courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia.

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