Phase Three Asbestos National Strategic Plan: Consultation

This consultation has now closed.

What’s this consultation about?

We are consulting on Phase Three of the Asbestos National Strategic Plan (ANSP).

The Asbestos National Strategic Plan provides a long-term phased approach to eliminate asbestos-related diseases in Australia. Phase one of the plan covered 2014–2018, and we are now in the second phase which will end in 2023. Phase three will focus on safe and sustainable ways to remove asbestos containing materials from our built environment.

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has prepared a draft of the next Asbestos National Strategic Plan for consultation and invites your input, to ensure the ultimate aim of eliminating asbestos-related disease in Australia can be achieved. 

We have also developed a Consultation Guide to assist you with providing feedback. 

How to have your say

Feedback can be provided by completing the questionnaire or by forwarding your written submission to

Consultation closes on Friday 13 October 2023.

To support the consultation process, we are conducting a webinar on Tuesday 3 October 2023 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (AEDT). If you are interested in attending this webinar, please register by emailing us here.

We look forward to your participation in shaping the next phase of the Asbestos National Strategic Plan.

Members of our committees will be contacted separately regarding participation. 

For any further queries, please contact us at

Consultation outcome

  • Draft Phase Three Asbestos National Strategic Plan: Consultation Summary

ASEA collected feedback on the draft phase three ANSP over the September and October 2023 consultation period. This infographic summarises the comments we received through workshops, webinars, written submissions and survey responses, that all helped formulate the version of the phase three ANSP that was approved by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council at their meeting of 8 November 2023 

  • The post-consultation draft will now be submitted for Ministerial approval. Once submitted it will be published on our website. Please note that as a result of incorporating comments received during the public comment period the draft that will be provided for Ministerial approved is significantly different.