Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material, which has been mined in Australia& overseas from several types of mineral rock. Asbestos has the potential to cause lung disease if inhaled.

Removal of asbestos from domestic premises

  • Generally asbestos products left undisturbed do not present a significant health risk provided the material is in reasonable condition.
  • A homeowner may remove asbestos from their own property without a licence provided they follow the safety control measures described on the Safe Work SA webpage.
  • Once asbestos waste products have been safely removed, packaged and labelled, they must be transported to an EPA licensed landfill or waste transfer station.
  • Some renovation or demolition activities may require planning/building approval, please contact The Barossa Council on 8563 8444 before the commencement of any work.


November is National Asbestos Awareness Month 2015 - Asbestos Awareness Day is Friday 27 November 2015.  For further information and fact sheets, visit

Further Information

Asbestos Website - General Information, Dealing with Asbestos, Practical Tips, Asbestos & the law, Resources

Asbestos SA, Mineral Fibres Unit (08) 83030405

Environment Protection Authority (08) 82042000