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Asbestos in the home

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Welcome to the Queensland Health asbestos web site.

This web site provides information for home owners, renovators and owner builders on asbestos in the home.

It provides information on what asbestos is, the health risks of asbestos, what it looks like and where you could find it and how to work with asbestos safely.

Download these booklets for further information:

Obtaining a certificate to remove more than 10 m2 of non-friable asbestos

Homeowners and members of the public wishing to undertake DIY removal of more than10 square metres of bonded materials containing asbestos must obtain a certificate under arrangements approved by the Department of Health.

Current approved courses are:

For more information on licensing see the fact sheet on Asbestos removal certificates

Contact us on 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for further information.

Complaints about asbestos handling

In Queensland, there are currently a number of laws that can apply to asbestos issues. They are enforced by four different government authorities. To make a complaint or report an incident involving asbestos to the relevant authority, please call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Last Updated: 10 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 18 February 2013