The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established on 1 July 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues which goes beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health concerns.  The agency aims to ensure asbestos issues receive the attention and focus needed to drive change across all levels of government.

2015 Conference News

National Asbestos Awareness Month is once again this November and as part of the events around the country, the Agency is holding the second International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management from the 22 to the 24 of November. The conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Brisbane. Registration is due to open soon.


Local residents came together at the Inaugural Asbestos Memorial Service on Friday 10 July 2015 to pay tribute to the many men and women who have died as a result of asbestos exposure.
Safe Work Australia released the report Mesothelioma in Australia: Incidence (1982 to 2013) and Mortality (1997 to 2012) on 22 May 2015 which shows that the trend in deaths from mesothelioma continues to rise.
The 2015-16 Portfolio Budget Statement for the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was released by the Federal Treasurer yesterday as part of the 2015 Budget.