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

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency coordinates national actions to encourage and improve asbestos awareness and the effective and safe management, removal and disposal of asbestos. It can provide assistance and advice but it is not a regulator.

Health and Safety Association of New Zealand

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) is the umbrella organisation representing workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand. An incorporated society, HASANZ was launched on 10 September 2014 with the aim of raising professional standards across the sector to provide healthier and safer workplaces for New Zealanders.

WorkSafe New Zealand

The Government’s Working Safer blueprint provided the programme of change necessary to transform health and safety at work. The Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy and the Report of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety concluded that there is no one problem and no one solution to improve the workplace health and safety system. Meaningful change requires investment, focus, and commitment from government, businesses, and workers together.

safe work australia

SWA is an Australian government statutory body established in 2008 to develop national policy relating to WHS and workers’ compensation. We are jointly funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments through an Intergovernmental Agreement. We perform our functions in accordance with our Corporate plan and Operational plan, which are agreed annually by Ministers for Work Health and Safety.

New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society

The New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society is a network of occupational hygiene professionals who further the practice, professionalism and recognition of the industry in New Zealand.

Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists

The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, Inc. (AIOH) is Australia’s premier professional association representing the interests of occupational hygienists. Our mission is to promote and preserve the health and wellbeing of Australian workers through application of the knowledge, practice and standing of occupational health and occupational hygiene.

Asbestos Removal Contractors Association

ARCA is made up of members from New South Wales asbestos abatement industry, including asbestos removal contractors, consultants, equipment suppliers, training organisations and other asbestos industry related organisations.

Pleural Mesothelioma Center

Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of malignant mesothelioma cancer, accounting for about 75 percent of all cases. It’s an aggressive and rare form of asbestos-related cancer that moves swiftly. But with our help, we will find you the right specialist and cancer center to treat your disease as soon as possible and give you the best chance of survival.


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 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.

Contact FAMANZ for further information

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

Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management

FAAM is BOHS’ new Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management, and its overarching aim is to provide a professional home for the asbestos industry, by meeting the key objectives within the profession.

New South Wales EPA

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the primary environmental regulator for New South Wales. We partner with business, government and the community to reduce pollution and waste, protect human health, and prevent degradation of the environment.

Western Australia Resources

Western Australia Department of Health contact information:

Analysis of samples

Laboratories accredited with the National Association of Testing Laboratories (NATA) Phone: 9486 2800

Damaged asbestos (due to fire, hail, storms)

Home insurance provider. The owner or landlord for tenants.

For advice on health risks and management and clean up contact your local government.

Dumped material

The property owner or local government

Identification of Asbestos

Private companies are available that provide building inspections and sampling services. 
For information or advice from government agencies see Asbestos at Work or Asbestos at Home.

Mines or mine sites

Safety Division, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Regulates safe asbestos practices in the mining and resources industry.          

Phone: 9222 3333,  [email protected]

Asbestos at work Licensing (of removalists)

WorkSafe Division, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety regulates and audits all aspects of asbestos in workplace, licenses asbestos removalists and conducts periodic audits of licensed persons.

Phone: 1300 307 877

Email: [email protected]

Web: and search for ‘asbestos’

Asbestos at Home

Local Governments enforce asbestos legislation related to public health issues through authorised officers and provide advice on local asbestos issues.

See Local Government Directory  for your local contact details.


The Housing Authority (Department of Communities) manages asbestos issues associated with its properties.

Phone: 1300 137 677 (maintenance issues)

Email: [email protected] (non-maintenance queries)

Asbestos at School

The school principal who will work with the  Department of Education to manages asbestos issues in school buildings and other facilities under its control.

Phone: 9264 4111

Soil contamination - Residential

Contact your local government in the first instance.  General information is available here

Soil Contamination – Commercial/Industrial
Department of Water Environmental Regulation: Contaminated Sites Hotline:  1300 762 982

[email protected]

Click here for contaminated sites information

Transportation and disposal of asbestos

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Regulates and provides advice on safe transport and disposal of asbestos materials.

Phone: +61 8 6364 7000

Controlled Waste Fact sheet

Other government agencies

Several other government agencies have regulatory responsibility for management of asbestos in government owned buildings and facilities. Contacts are as follows:

Department of Health – Environmental Health Directorate

Oversees asbestos legislation relating to public and residential situations. The regulation is administered by the local government authority.  The Department also provides asbestos advice including guidance on asbestos contaminated soil. 

Phone: 9222 2000
Email: [email protected]

Department of Finance (Building Management and Works)

Coordinates the review and remediation of asbestos in government-managed premises across metropolitan and regional WA.

Phone: 6551 1000
Email: [email protected]

Disease and Support

If you are searching for government organisations that can help with Disease and support please contact one of the services below:

Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia

ADSA is a charitable organisation providing support to people with asbestos-related diseases.
Phone: 9344 4077

Cancer Council Helpline

Provides information and support for people affected by cancer, health professionals and the community.

Phone: 13 11 20 (local call)

National Sources of Information

If you are searching for government organisations that can help with national support please contact one of the services below:

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Authority

ASEA provides a national focus on asbestos issues, including providing a register for personal asbestos exposures.

Email: [email protected]

Australia Asbestos Network

Provides a wide range of information on asbestos issues.

Tasmania Resources

Environmental Protection Authority

The EPA’s purpose is to regulate developments and activities that may impact on environmental quality and to promote best practice, sustainable environmental management. Its goals are clean air, clean water, clean land, acceptable noise levels and sustainable use of resources.

Work Safe Tasmania

WorkSafe Tasmania is a division of the Department of Justice. We focus on improving workplace safety, health and return to work. WorkSafe Tasmania also has a strong relationship with the WorkCover Tasmania Board, helping the Board fulfil its statutory functions in injury management, work health and safety, and workers compensation.

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