Asbestos Information

Reporting of exposure to asbestos

Report exposure or possible exposure to asbestos materials in the workplace by registering for the Maurice Blackburn National Asbestos Registry.

Other Links of Interest

Safety pamphlet for plumbers and sprinkler fitters

The Union has teamed up with the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency and Master Plumbers Association of Australia to produce a leaflet aimed specifically at those working in the industry who have a very high chance of encountering asbestos in their day to day working lives.

Plumbers and Sprinkler Fitters encounter asbestos almost on a daily basis, particularly when working on older residential houses and construction sites built prior to 1990, so they must be vigilant to ensure they are not exposed to asbestos fibres.

Our job is to develop a whole of government understanding of the location and condition of asbestos in government owned buildings, to develop a schedule for asbestos removal that prioritises asbestos removal based on its risk and to report to government on the progress of asbestos removal from government-owned buildings.

Asbestoswise - Supporting asbestos-related disease sufferers, friends and their families.

Asbestoswise is a community-based 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 (ARD)

Asbestos - Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Asbestos has killed thousands of Australians and the death toll continues to grow. It’s in our schools, our public transport, and in our homes.
Importing asbestos was completely banned in 2003, but it continues to sneak its way into Australia hidden in dodgy imports. From building materials to brake pads to toys, even crayons were found carrying the toxic substance. Every import exposes our local communities to the horrifying risks of asbestos.

Asbestos in Victoria

This website is the collective advice from the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA), the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), and the Department of Health.

It provides information to help homeowners, tenants, employers and workers understand the risks of asbestos, how to comply with your duties, and resources for managing and removing asbestos in the home and workplaces.

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established on 1 July 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues, which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues. The Agency will ensure asbestos issues receive the attention and focus needed to drive change across all levels of  government

The Wittenoom tragedy

The story about the Wittenoom tragedy is available from the  website.

Bill Shorten introduces:  Kevin Sheedy and the CEPU talk about asbestos

Losing Breath - the Adam Sager story