Date last updated

Monday 28 Oct 2019

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  • Asbestos
  • Licences

About the licence

You can obtain a licence to remove asbestos for Class A and Class B materials.

WorkSafe restricts licence holders to specific class

WorkSafe may issue licences which restrict asbestos removal licence holders to removing specific types of asbestos-containing material or asbestos-contaminated dust.

A licence holder is usually required to notify WorkSafe before any asbestos removal work is carried out.

Class A: Asbestos removal licence

Friable asbestos, non-friable asbestos, and asbestos-contaminated dust.

Class B: Asbestos removal licence

Non-friable asbestos and asbestos-contaminated dust associated with or derived from the removal of non-friable asbestos.

Fee summary

$893.00

Application fee for a Class A licence.

$777.50

Application fee for a Class B licence.

5 years

This licence is valid for 5 years.

About licence fees

Fees for asbestos removal licences are based on fee units which are indexed annually on 1 July. There is no fee for an addition of a site supervisor to your licence.

Apply for or renew a licence

  1. Download application form

    Download and print the form. 

It may take up to 60 days to process your application

During your application WorkSafe will make contact with you to organise a visit to your premises to discuss your suitability to hold an asbestos licence.

You may receive a visit from WorkSafe

During your application WorkSafe will make contact with you to organise a visit to your premises to discuss your suitability to hold an Asbestos Licence.