Helpful links to organisations and businesses that assist the Asbestos Management industry.

Tasmania

Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation

+61 3 6233 7950
[email protected]
http://asbestosfreetasmania.org.au/

Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation (AFTF) was established in 2010 as a not for profit, incorporated organisation and registered health charity, aimed at supporting former workers who have developed asbestos related diseases, current workers at risk, and the broader community through education, information, referral and advice.

Western Australia

Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc.

Toll free in Australia
1800 646 690
+61 8 9344 4077
[email protected]
http://www.asbestosdiseases.org.au/

The Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia, Inc is a caring, non-profit, charitable organisation founded in 1979, to:

  • Provide counselling and support services to those who develop asbestos-related diseases and their families
  • Provide economic assistance to those who suffer financial hardship or social disadvantage as a result of contracting asbestos-related illness
  • Provide for political lobbying and advocacy in asbestos-related matters
  • Fundraise for medical research and support services for asbestos diseases victims and their families
  • Raise community awareness of the dangers associated with asbestos in the community, and providing information thereon as requested

In 1984 the Society set up Asbestos Diseases Advisory Services (ADAS) in response to a perceived demand for independent advice and assistance in asbestos related issues.

Australian Asbestos Network

[email protected]
http://www.australianasbestosnetwork.org.au/

The Australian Asbestos Network website has been created by a team of media researchers at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia to give you easy access to information on asbestos-related diseases, health information for work and home, and to tell the history of asbestos in Australia and abroad.

National Centre for Asbestos-Related Diseases

+61 8 6151 1078
[email protected]
http://www.ncard.uwa.edu.au/

The National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD) was established as a national cooperative research centre in 2007 in Perth Western Australia by the Commonwealth government.

The NCARD stated aim is to – enable the best Australian scientists, clinicians and researchers in the field, using the best available modern technology, to work cooperatively to find a prevention and/or cure for asbestos cancers in the shortest realistic timeframe.

Reflections Through Reality Foundation

http://www.reflections.org.au/

Established in 2015, Reflections is a not-for-profit reducing the impact of ASBESTOS on the community. Our key objectives include:

  • SUPPORTING and connecting fellow sufferers of asbestos-related disease,
  • Increasing AWARENESS of the ongoing risks of asbestos in our community, and

Promoting RESEARCH into better treatment outcomes for Mesothelioma sufferers.

New South Wales and ACT

Asbestos Disease Support Society

Toll free in Australia
1800 776 412
[email protected]
https://www.adss.org.au/

The Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) is made up of people who have an asbestos related disease, their families, friends and carers as well as unions, asbestos industry representatives and related government departments. The Society also works closely with medical and legal professionals experienced in asbestos related diseases.

ADSS is here to assist anyone who is affected by an asbestos related disease – whether directly or indirectly. ADSS is able to provide information as well as moral and emotional support to sufferers, carers, family members and friends. We are also able to provide advice and the contact information to receive the best possible medical treatment and legal advice. Those affected by asbestos disease, or their dependents, may be eligible for compensation and/or a pension.

Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia

Toll free in Australia
1800 017 758
+61 7 5587 9006
[email protected]
http://www.asbestosassociation.com.au/

The Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia (AMAA) was established to offer assistance, information and guidance to people affected and/or concerned about asbestos. AMAA supports the Queensland Gold Coast and Hinterland Region, also NSW Tweed and Far North East Areas. As it is largely retirees who are affected by asbestos disease, AMAA was created to offer assistance and advice to the large numbers of people with asbestos disease in this area.

AMAA aims to highlight and raise awareness within the community of the dangers posed by asbestos exposure and to minimise the risk of asbestos exposure to future generations.

AMAA volunteers are available to help you through offering telephone support, home and hospital visits, and peer to peer support through our member groups in Robina, Tweed Heads and Southport.

AMAA seeks to improve health and support services for people with asbestos related diseases, their families and the broader community. Our goals are that sufferers of asbestos related diseases will be offered a better quality of life and have access to greater treatment options and care.

Queensland

Asbestos Disease Support Society

Toll free in Australia
1800 776 412
[email protected]
https://www.adss.org.au/

The Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) is made up of people who have an asbestos related disease, their families, friends and carers as well as unions, asbestos industry representatives and related government departments. The Society also works closely with medical and legal professionals experienced in asbestos related diseases.

ADSS is here to assist anyone who is affected by an asbestos related disease – whether directly or indirectly. ADSS is able to provide information as well as moral and emotional support to sufferers, carers, family members and friends. We are also able to provide advice and the contact information to receive the best possible medical treatment and legal advice. Those affected by asbestos disease, or their dependents, may be eligible for compensation and/or a pension.

Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia

Toll free in Australia
1800 017 758
+61 7 5587 9006
[email protected]
http://www.asbestosassociation.com.au/

The Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia (AMAA) was established to offer assistance, information and guidance to people affected and/or concerned about asbestos. AMAA supports the Queensland Gold Coast and Hinterland Region, also NSW Tweed and Far North East Areas. As it is largely retirees who are affected by asbestos disease, AMAA was created to offer assistance and advice to the large numbers of people with asbestos disease in this area.

AMAA aims to highlight and raise awareness within the community of the dangers posed by asbestos exposure and to minimise the risk of asbestos exposure to future generations.

AMAA volunteers are available to help you through offering telephone support, home and hospital visits, and peer to peer support through our member groups in Robina, Tweed Heads and Southport.

AMAA seeks to improve health and support services for people with asbestos related diseases, their families and the broader community. Our goals are that sufferers of asbestos related diseases will be offered a better quality of life and have access to greater treatment options and care.

South Australia

Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia

Toll free in Australia
1800 157 540
+61 8 8241 7297
[email protected]
www.adssa.org.au

ADSSA is a community-based, registered charitable organisation providing information, education, advocacy, awareness and support to those in contact with asbestos in the environment, home or workplace and support to those suffering from an asbestos-related disease.

Asbestos Victims Association South Australia

[email protected]
http://www.australianasbestosnetwork.org.au/

The Asbestos Victims Association SA Inc. runs on the generosity of volunteers. Conveniently located in the city centre of Adelaide SA, AVA provides information sessions for community groups: asbestos exposure is still an issue.

AVA SA also provides advice to South Australian residents on where to obtain:
Information if you are worried about asbestos use in your home or at work.
Information about safety procedures if asbestos is found
Information about what to do if you are exposed to asbestos
Information about asbestos-related diseases.
Help getting medical advice.
Help getting legal advice – you may be eligible for compensation.

Contact FAMANZ for further information

If your organisation could be part of our helpful links please contact us to discuss building a relationship. 

Northern Territory

Asbestos Disease Support Society

Toll free in Australia 1800 776 412

[email protected]

The Asbestos Disease Support Society (ADSS) is made up of people who have an asbestos related disease, their families, friends and carers as well as unions, asbestos industry representatives and related government departments. The Society also works closely with medical and legal professionals experienced in asbestos related diseases.

ADSS is here to assist anyone who is affected by an asbestos related disease – whether directly or indirectly. ADSS is able to provide information as well as moral and emotional support to sufferers, carers, family members and friends. We are also able to provide advice and the contact information to receive the best possible medical treatment and legal advice. Those affected by asbestos disease, or their dependents, may be eligible for compensation and/or a pension.

Victoria

Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS

+61 3 5127 7744

+61 407 274 173

[email protected]

http://gards.org/

ACV/GARDS has been operating since 1991 to support asbestos sufferers in Gippsland and throughout Victoria. ACV/GARDS is a not for profit organisation, endorsed as a deductible gift recipient and has Charity Tax concession. We are the largest asbestos support and advocacy group in Victoria. We exist totally on donations, grants and sponsorships.

The ACV/GARDS organisation has decades of knowledge and support. The Gippsland area has been affected by asbestos more than any other area in Victoria, mostly due to the power industry. Now with home renovations becoming a common form of exposure and disease the legacy continues.

One of the most important parts of our organisation is the commitment of family members whose lives have been turned upside down by the loss of a loved one to asbestos – they in turn have helped others through supporting them in our community and throughout the community of Victoria who are suffering from asbestos related disease.

ACV/GARDS has found that to be quiet and complacent and accept what is being handed out to you and your community by others gets you nowhere.

Without the support and friendship of the good people of Gippsland and Victoria our group could not exist, it is through their generosity and good will that we have prospered to help our fellow human being where ever they are. Power to the people! – United we stand for all.

ACV/GARDS has found the only way to change the future is to stand up and be counted no matter what others may think and say. The only way forward is to speak out and be heard!

New Zealand

The Cancer Society of NZ

+64 4 494 7270
[email protected]
https://wellington.cancernz.org.nz/

Our mission is to improve community wellbeing by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in NZ. The Cancer Society is committed to working with our communities by providing leadership and advocacy in cancer control, with core services in:

  • Health Promotion
  • Support
  • Information and Resources
  • Research.

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is a non-government organisation reliant on community support and donations.

registered health charity, aimed at supporting former workers who have developed asbestos related diseases, current workers at risk, and the broader community through education, information, referral and advice.

Australia – NATIONAL

Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia

Toll free in Australia 1800 006 196
+61 2 9637 8759
[email protected]
http://adfa.org.au/

The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia (adfa) is a not-for profit organisation working to provide support to people living with asbestos related diseases, family members, carers and friends.

adfa is a community based group founded by Trade Unions, victims, families of victims, and concerned citizens to meet the needs of people affected by asbestos related disease and has a long history of being engaged in advocacy work within the Australian community.

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute

+61 2 9767 9800

[email protected]

http://adri.org.au/

Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) was opened in 2009 to address public health concerns surrounding the growing number of incidences of asbestos-related diseases. ADRI’s ultimate goal is to save lives through investing our sustained, concerted efforts into three priority areas; laboratory research, clinical sciences, prevention and public health. Working with medical specialists and health services, our dedicated research teams have built a formidable record for developing a best-practice diagnostic framework for earlier detection; improved understanding of mesothelioma; ground-breaking treatments to prolong life; and, invested in prevention to alert the community to the risks of exposure to asbestos fibres.    

ADRI’s work is not limited to the research laboratory. Our national focus on prevention and public health includes patient support, advocacy and increasing awareness aimed at preventing future exposure to asbestos in the workplace, community and the home. Internationally regarded as a leader in our field, the ADRI contributes to the assessment of the global burden of asbestos-related diseases and advocates for an international ban on asbestos with a primary focus on the prevention of disease in developing countries.

Australian Asbestos Network

[email protected]

http://www.australianasbestosnetwork.org.au/

 

The Australian Asbestos Network website has been created by a team of media researchers at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia to give you easy access to information on asbestos-related diseases, health information for work and home, and to tell the history of asbestos in Australia and abroad.

The Bernie Banton website

+61 418 319 75
[email protected]
https://www.berniebanton.com.au/

The Bernie Banton website [berniebanton.com.au] is owned and managed by Karen Banton-Smith and Rod Smith.  It is the successor to the Bernie Banton Foundation website which was written, edited and maintained by Rod Smith from January 2012 until the closure of the Bernie Banton Foundation on 30 June 2020.  The Bernie Banton Foundation website was acknowledged as an extremely important reference point for sufferers of mesothelioma asbestos cancer, and other asbestos related diseases, and as a reference point for creating asbestos awareness, for over eight years.  The website is being independently continued by Karen Banton-Smith and Rod Smith to not only foster the memory of Bernie Banton AM, but to allow every Australian to access important  information about mesothelioma asbestos cancer, asbestos related diseases and related support, and information about asbestos awareness.  This website is not sponsored, or funded by any external sources, nor is it subject to external private or government commercial pressures – it is totally apolitical and autonomous.  We take pleasure in being able to maintain this website, not only to honour the legacy of Bernie Banton AM, but also to continue to able to be: ‘The voice of reason providing relevant information for Australian asbestos related disease sufferers, their carers and loved ones, and to the wider community.’

Cancer Council of Australia

From within Australia 13 11 20
[email protected]
http://www.cancer.org.au/

The Cancer Council of Australia works in support, research, prevention and advocacy. We offer a range of services to support anyone affected by cancer. We help thousands of Australians get the support they need answering over 41,000 calls through our 13 11 20 information and support line.

We fund more cancer research than any other non-government organisation in Australia. In 2017, thanks to the support of our community, we directed almost $60 million along with our research partners in cancer across Australia.

We know that preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of creating a cancer free future. We develop programs that encourage and empower people to lead healthier lifestyles to help reduce their cancer risk.

We work with the community to change laws and policies to reduce cancer risks and improve cancer care.

Lung Foundation Australia

Toll free in Australia 1800 654 301
+61 7 3251 3600
[email protected]
https://lungfoundation.com.au/

The Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation established in 1990 to provide support to people who have a lung disease and to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia. This includes helping those living with lung disease and their carers; bringing together the leaders in respiratory medicine within Australia; and generating awareness about the importance of positive lung health within the community.

The Lung Foundation Australia’s objectives are to:

  • promote the importance of lung health to the community and provide information on how to maintain healthy lungs
  • provide clinical guidance in the evidence based management of lung disease
  • support early diagnosis of lung disease as an important first step towards improved outcomes for patients
  • provide support to those affected by lung disease – both patients and carers
  • improve equitable access to evidence based care
  • support quality research..’

National Centre for Asbestos-Related Diseases

+61 8 6151 1078
[email protected]
http://www.ncard.uwa.edu.au/

The National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD) was established as a national cooperative research centre in 2007 in Perth Western Australia by the Commonwealth government.

The NCARD stated aim is to – enable the best Australian scientists, clinicians and researchers in the field, using the best available modern technology, to work cooperatively to find a prevention and/or cure for asbestos cancers in the shortest realistic timeframe.

INTERNATIONAL

Mesothelioma.net

https://mesothelioma.net/

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure that affects the lining of the lungs. Learn about the best treatment options, doctors, research, and how to find financial help.

Our mission at Mesothelioma.net is to provide mesothelioma cancer victims and their families with top quality free information and resources via our website, as well as the best medical and financial assistance to those who request our help.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org/

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center provides information about treatment, clinical trials, and  benefits to US veterans suffering from asbestos-related illnesses. We’ve had the honour of helping hundreds of US veterans pursue compensation after developing mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military.

If you require further information please fill out our contact form below.