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

$760.05

Application fee for a Class A licence.

$671.95

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

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.