Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS
+61 3 5127 7744
+61 407 274 173
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!