National Asbestos Awareness Week 2023

National Asbestos Awareness Week 2023 (NAAW 2023)

20 - 26 November 2023



This year’s National Asbestos Awareness Week (NAAW) campaign reminds Australians to Think Twice About Asbestos

Our campaign materials focus on general asbestos awareness and safety in the home and workplace. They aim to improve awareness and influence behaviour change to prevent exposure to harmful asbestos fibres. 

NAAW 2023 also provides an opportunity to mark 20 years since asbestos was completely banned in Australia. During NAAW, we will acknowledge the progress that has occurred since the ban, but also highlight that a significant amount of ageing asbestos material remains in our built environment, which means there is an ongoing need for vigilance to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres and a need to focus on safe, proactive removal.

The campaign pack provides a range of materials for organisations and individuals to use. Design files are also available for you to insert your own logo. 

Our aim is to promote the use of recognisable imagery and consistent messaging to improve awareness and prevent exposure to asbestos fibres. 


If you have any questions about using the pack or need assistance, please email

Translated information

Key information about asbestos has been translated into multiple languages.

Download translated fact sheets

National Asbestos Awareness Week is organised by the Australian Government’s Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, in partnership with state and territory government agencies and non-government organisations.

Events calendar

Date and Time Event Name Organisation Details
Online Events

Wednesday 22 November


Asbestos safety for business Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Register here

Thursday 23 November 


Asbestos safety in the community Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Register here

Thursday 23 November 

4:00pm - 5:30pm

2023 Update & Challenges of Asbestos Contaminated Land Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Register here

Monday 13 November 


Asbestos Awareness Day Event ACV GARDS

Address: City of Melbourne Bowls Club – Flag Staff Gardens, VIC 3003

Contact for further information. 

Tuesday 21 November

9:00am - 1:00pm

Beyond the ban - Ending the asbestos legacy Victorian Asbestos Forum

Address: Level 12, 321 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

In-person event - information & registration

Online event - information & registration

Friday 24 November


Asbestos Awareness Day Event ACV GARDS

Address: Gippsland Heritage Park, Lloyd Street, Moe, VIC 3825

Contact for further information. 


Thursday 23 November


Asbestos Victims Memorial Day 2023 Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia Inc. (ADSSA)

Address: Jack Watkins Reserve, 414 Churchill Rd, Kilburn, SA 5084

Contact Peter Photakis for further information

Event flyer and program

Friday 24 November 


Asbestos Victims Association (SA) Annual Memorial Service Asbestos Victims Association (SA)

Address: Pitman Park, Salisbury, SA 5108

Contact for further information. 

Monday 20 and Sunday 26 November Light the City Blue Reflections

Reflections is once again lighting the city blue in memory of our loved ones lost to mesothelioma and as a reminder to remain vigilant around asbestos.


  • Elizabeth Quay
  • The Bell Tower
  • Yagan Square
  • Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel facades
  • Matagarup Bridge
Thursday 23 November 2023 Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia (AMAA) Memorial Day Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Association of Australia (AMAA) Contact or 1800 017 758 for further information.