Properties containing asbestos: Notification and plans
Guidance on amendments to Part VIA of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985.
Amendment to Part VIA of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985
The manufacture, use, reuse, importation, transport, storage and sale of asbestos have been prohibited in Victoria since 1 January 2004.
A recent amendment to Part VIA of the Dangerous Goods Act 1985 (DG Act) includes specific duties for the person who has management or control of a property requiring asbestos removal or control when the asbestos was installed on or after 1 January 2004.
Notification of asbestos installed on or after 1 January 2004
The person who has management and control of the property must notify WorkSafe as soon as is practicable after becoming aware that the property contains asbestos installed on or after 1 January 2004.
Notification is not required if the person first becomes aware of asbestos by being informed by WorkSafe, or if the property is a domestic premise used solely for domestic purposes.
You can notify WorkSafe by phoning or emailing our Advisory service.
It is an offence not to notify WorkSafe when required by section 39C of the DG Act.
WorkSafe Advisory Service
WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.