The handling and removal of asbestos and asbestos containing materials is a regulated activity and must be carried out in accordance with certain guidelines.

It is extremely important for your health to know what asbestos is and the precautions you can take if planning to renovate or make repairs in and around your home. If asbestos is disturbed it can release dangerous fine particles of dust which when inhaled can cause a number of diseases.

The Safework NSW website provides a number of fact sheets on asbestos along with finding a licensed asbestos removalist and other asbestos related resources and networks.

The Asbestos Awareness website is dedicated to raising awareness about asbestos and provides useful information on how to safely manage asbestos in and around the home.

There are certain restrictions and guidelines when disposing of asbestos. Find out what's required when disposing of asbestos at Mount Vincent Waste Management Centre.