General information

This section provides Territorians with general information about asbestos, its use in the Northern Territory and the health risks associated with exposure to asbestos.

Information about where asbestos comes from and the different types of asbestos.
The different uses of non-friable (bonded) and friable asbestos.
Simply living or working in a building containing asbestos is not dangerous as long as it is in good condition.
The likelihood of any particular person developing an asbestos-related illness depends on a number of factors.
Health monitoring is required for certain workers involved in asbestos removal or other asbestos-related work.
Find out more about what is required by law in the Northern Territory.
Precautions should be taken to minimise the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres following a fire.
Information for Territorians involved with clean up and recovery of damaged buildings containing asbestos.
Importation of asbestos into Australia is prohibited.
Find out about Northern Territory and Australian Government agencies and what they do to manage asbestos