Asbestos is estimated to be in around one-third of Australian homes. Homes built before 1990 are likely to have some asbestos present. We want homeowners to know about asbestos, and the likely places it can found be in a home, before doing any renovation work, maintenance or high pressure water cleaning to avoid exposing themselves or others to asbestos fibres.
We encourage homeowners to seek professional advice if they need to disturb or remove asbestos or be aware of how to work safely around it. They should also encourage any tradies working at their home to do the same. Anyone removing asbestos will also need to seek council advice about where and how they can safely dispose of asbestos waste.
For more information, visit Queensland Government’s asbestos website.