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.
Application fee for a Class A licence.
Application fee for a Class B licence.
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
- Download application form
- Print and complete the form
- Gather supporting documents
- Complete identification form
- Gather 100 points of identification
- Make payment (cheque or credit card)
- Submit all documentation
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.