Asbestos and demolition

If your house was built or renovated before 1987, it probably contains asbestos. If you plan to renovate or make repairs you need to take precautions.


At SafeWork NSW you can learn about the health risks from asbestos and find a licensed asbestos removalist.

You can also get free advice from the Asbestos Hotline on 1800 272 378.

For fact sheets, checklists, frequently asked questions and more, visit Asbestos Awareness.


Demolition work is potentially dangerous. At SafeWork NSW you can find out when you are required by law to notify SafeWork NSW about demolition work and when you need to get a demolition licence.

Use this asbestos and demolition checklist (PDF) to ensure your worksite meets safety standards.