Every Australian jurisdiction has detailed legislation regarding the use, handling, removal and disposal of asbestos. Breaching these rules can result in significant fines for individuals and contractors.
As ADSS services Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory, we include only the laws relevant to those jurisdictions on this site. Please look up individual state government websites for legislation in other states and territories.
New South Wales
In the Northern Territory, the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice is responsible for asbestos safety.
General laws are governed in the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act, can be found here.
Policies specific to the removal and handling of asbestos in the Northern Territory can be found here.