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Notification of Asbestos Removal

Notification of Asbestos Removal Online Form

Note: For best results, open the online form in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

About the notification

Before removing any kind of asbestos material, a licensed asbestos removalist must notify WorkSafe. The time frames associated with the notifications are:

  • at least 5 days before commencing removal for a) friable asbestos removal jobs and b) non-friable asbestos removal jobs that involve removing greater than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos
  • at least 24 hours before commencing removal for non-friable asbestos removal jobs that are less than 10 square metres in total
  • within 24 hours of commencing an asbestos removal job if the asbestos removal job is classed as an unexpected situation as per regulation 4.3.98 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007.

Notify VWA

Online form

To make it even easier for licensed asbestos removalists to meet their regulatory obligations, the VWA have launched an updated Online Asbestos Notification System. The benefits of the updated system include:

  • less information to complete, as company details are populated each time a new notification is created
  • easy access to company notifications history, including the ability to change and withdraw submitted notifications
  • option to save notifications as a PDF to email to clients, or print in a professional one-page document
  • quicker processing times, as notifications are instantly received by the VWA.

Read the User Guide for Licensed Asbestos Removalists

If you are a licensed asbestos removalist and would like to have access to the new online asbestos notification system, please complete the Login Request form and return it via post, fax or email to your local VWA regional office. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email providing you with a username and password.

Notification of Asbestos Removal Online Form

Note: For best results, open the online form in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

Hardcopy form

If you need a hardcopy notification form, use the link below to download the PDF, print a copy and fill it in. Completed forms can be mailed or faxed to the VWA office situated closest to the removal site.

Notification of asbestos removal hardcopy form

Note: Each notification is only valid for the asbestos removal job notified on your form. If you intend to complete asbestos removal work at another location or for another job, you must complete a new notification form each time.

Notification updates/amendments

Updates/amendments/cancellations to notifications already submitted to VWA (either via the hardcopy or online form) must be communicated in writing.

Online form

From 5 November 2014, the updated online form will allow licensed asbestos to change already successfully submitted notifications online, rather than manually advising VWA of any changes.

Hardcopy form

Resubmit the hardcopy form with the revised information and indicate the amendment/s by selecting the 'Updated/amended notification for this removal work' box in Section 4.

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