Trades and contractors

If you are doing work in a building built before 1990, it is likely to contain asbestos products. The following information will help you avoid exposure to asbestos fibres and comply with Northern Territory laws.

Locations of asbestos

Asbestos can be found in many places in Northern Territory homes, businesses and industrial equipment.

Asbestos sampling and testing

National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratories can analyses suspected asbestos-containing materials.

Prohibited equipment

Certain equipment and work methods are banned when working with asbestos.

Licensed asbestos removal work

A licence is required to remove any amount of friable asbestos and more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos.

Wearing protective equipment

Wearing the right personal protective equipment is essential to protect your health when working with asbestos.

Transport and disposal of asbestos waste

Make sure you comply with Northern Territory laws when you transport and dispose of asbestos waste.

Asbestos disposal locations

Find where you can dispose of asbestos at your local government waste facility.

Businesses licensed to remove asbestos

Details of businesses that hold Class A and Class B licences to remove asbestos in the Northern Territory.