More information about asbestos

Working with and removing asbestos.


What it contains

Asbestos is present in many buildings and structures in Victoria and, when disturbed, can create airborne dust fibres. Asbestos dust inhaled by people can lead to serious diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. This document describes:

  • common products containing asbestos in buildings
  • when asbestos becomes a health risk during renovations, maintenance work or asbestos removal
  • who is responsible for identifying and registering asbestos in a workplace
  • when to remove asbestos and how it should be disposed