Asbestos stocks and flows estimates in Australia - Infographic

Date created: Date modified: 26 Jan 2024

In 2021, the 2015 Australian Stocks and Flows Model for Asbestos was updated to reflect new information from literature and industry experts. This allows for updated annual estimates on:

  • the amount of legacy asbestos remaining in the built environment (stocks)
  • the quantities of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) reaching the end of their productive life, and becoming waste or are in disuse (flows).

The national model provides best estimate results to examine asbestos stocks and flows, now and into the future.

The model’s estimated flows to waste do not include soil and rubble contaminated with ACMs, and so may differ to other waste reporting totals.