- The Asbestos in Victoria website contains information to help home owners, tenants, employers and workers understand the risks of asbestos and to find out who to contact for asbestos information and advice.
- Householders who choose to do their own renovation or 'DIY' work should carefully follow the advice in Asbestos: a guide for householders and the general public.
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring rock minerals. Asbestos fibres are strong and heat resistant, and have natural insulating properties.
Asbestos was previously used extensively in building products in Australia. All use, import or manufacture of asbestos was banned completely in Australia by 2003.
Asbestos - Victorian government information
The Victorian Government asbestos website, contains guidance from WorkSafe Victoria, the Environment Protection Authority and the department. The website includes information to help home owners, tenants, employers and workers understand the risks of asbestos and to find out who to contact for asbestos information and advice.
Asbestos and your health
Guide for safe management and removal of asbestos
The guide was produced by the Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth) and endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. It is a national publication to which state and territory governments and the Australian Government have contributed.
Where to get help
Reviewed 25 January 2023