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Asbestos

Comprehensive asbestos information and resources are available in one location on the Queensland Government website.

Health concerns

Information on Asbestos health risks (PDF 267 kB)

If you have any concerns about your health please contact your usual GP or healthcare provider.

Research and reports

Queensland Health led a multi-agency investigation into asbestos-related health concerns surrounding the former:

  • ¬üWunderlich asbestos plan, 51 Prospect Road, Gaythorne
  • James Hardie fibroplant, Corner Longland and Ann Streets, Newstead.

Read the full report of the investigation.

Workplaces and businesses

Asbestos issues in the workplace and businesses are managed by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, visit their website to access resources for workplaces on asbestos management and laws.

Complaints about asbestos handling

In Queensland there are currently a number of laws that apply to asbestos issues; they are enforced by 4 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: 3 May 2018