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.


The Agency has now lodged a further submission to the inquiry into the effects of non-conforming building products on the Australian building and construction industry following a decision by the Senate Economics References Committee resolving to re-open submissions.
The Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, has today announced the appointment of a new Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council.
The agency has updated information on this website regarding the risk of imported products containing asbestos, how to apply for a permit to import asbestos, current permits that have been issued and goods that could potentially contain asbestos.