Asbestos was sometimes used in building materials between the 1950s and the 1990s.

You could find asbestos in brakes, clutches and gaskets of cars. Asbestos is not usually a problem unless it is broken materials, in poor condition, or in dust. You should not work with products containing asbestos.

For more information see  Asbestos in the home  (pdf, 225KB)

What to do and who to call


  • WorkSafe Victoria can tell you about asbestos removal in your area.
     Phone 1800 136 089



We can also help you safely remove asbestos.
Call us on 9518 3555 or visit Building and Planning on this website.

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Last updated: 15 January 2016