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Annual Reports

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Annual Report 2015-16 (HTML | PDF 12.14Mb)

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Annual Report 2014-15

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Annual Report 2013-14

Corporate and Operational Plans

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Operational Plan 2016-17

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Corporate Plan 2015-2016

Factsheets, leaflets and FAQs

Download the Factsheets or leaflets on asbestos safety agency below:

Statistics, guidelines and advice

Safe work Australia - Mesothelioma in Australia: Incidence (1982 to 2013) and Mortality (1997 to 2012)

Safe work Australia - Asbestos related disease indicators May 2014

Work Health and Safety (How To Safely Remove Asbestos) Code of Practice 2015

Work Health and Safety (How to Manage and Control Asbestos in the Workplace) Code of Practice 2015

Australian Mesothelioma Registry - Mesothelioma in Australia reports

National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) - Asbestos (chrysotile) safety factsheet

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - Product safety - Asbestos

World Health Organization - Asbestos: Chrysotile Asbestos Summary 2014

World Health Organization - Elimination of asbestos-related diseases (fact sheet No.343, July 2014)

Best practice case studies

In the second half of the 2014–15 year, the agency commenced a project to identify and promote a range of organisations and individuals currently demonstrating best practice across a variety of areas in asbestos management.

The goal of this project was to highlight examples of best-practice asbestos management across Australia, and promote these examples to the wider community and their industry contemporaries while encouraging them to employ similar innovative ideas or practices that lead to safer handling/management of ACMs.

Visit the best practice case studies webpage to view the case studies project materials

National Strategic Plan

National Strategic Plan Progress Report 2015-16

Preventing the risk of asbestos exposure is important to all Australians. The achievement of a nationally endorsed plan is a significant step for all Australians and for governments to work together to address the deadly legacy of asbestos in our built environment. The National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Management and Awareness 2014-18 was developed in consultation with Australian Government agencies, state and territory and local governments and a range of non-governmental stakeholders. It is a high level document that establishes a framework within which jurisdictions work both cooperatively and independently to achieve set objectives.

The previous National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management 2013-2018 can be obtained from the agency on request.

Asbestos Management Review

In 2010, a wide ranging review was established by the Australian Government to make recommendations for the development of a national strategic plan to improve asbestos management in Australia. The review encompassed asbestos management issues beyond work health and safety to include environmental and public health issues. The review also looked at issues including education and public awareness, removal, transport and disposal of asbestos.  

The Asbestos Management Review Report released in June 2012 recommended the development of a national strategic plan to improve asbestos awareness and management in the broader community. The review recommended that an independent national agency be established to guide the implementation of the plan.

Asbestos Management Review - Final Report, June 2012 (PDF 1.36Mb)

Asbestos Management Review - Final Report, June 2012 (DOCX 1.33Mb)


Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives any person the right to:

  • access copies of documents (except exempt documents) we hold
  • ask for information we hold about you to be changed or annotated if it is incomplete, out of date, incorrect or misleading, and
  • seek a review of our decision not to allow you access to a document or not to amend your personal record.

You can ask to see any document that we hold. We can refuse access to some documents, or parts of documents that are exempt. Exempt documents may include those relating to national security, documents containing material obtained in confidence and Cabinet documents, or other matters set out in the FOI Act.

If you would like to talk to us about requesting information, please email

Freedom of information disclosure log

The ASEA is required by section 11c of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to publish a disclosure log on its website. The disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request. This requirement has applied since 1 May 2011.

FOI reference number Date of access FOI request Information published in the disclosure log Other information
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Information Publication Scheme

Information Publication Scheme Agency Plan

As required under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (the Agency) commits to including the following information on its website:

  • details of the Agency’s structure
  • details of the Agency’s functions
  • details of statutory appointments of the Agency
  • the Agency’s annual reports
  • details of consultation arrangements for members of the public to comment on specific policy proposal
  • information in documents to which the Agency routinely gives access in response to requests under the FOI Act
  • information that the Agency routinely provides to Parliament
  • details of an officer (or officers) who can be contacted about access to the Agency’s information or documents under the FOI Act.
  • the Agency’s operational information, which is information that assists the Agency to exercise its functions or powers in making decisions or recommendations that affect members of the public. This includes the Agency’s rules, guidelines, practices and precedents relating to those decisions and recommendations.

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (the PID Act) came into effect on 15 January 2014 and replaces existing legislation relating to whistleblowing in the Australian Public Service.

The legislation promotes accountability and integrity in the Australian Public Service by encouraging the disclosure of information about suspected wrongdoing, supporting and protecting disclosers from adverse consequences and ensuring that public interest disclosures are properly investigated and dealt with.

To contact the agency's authorised officer, email or call 1300 326 148.