National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management

Date created: Date modified: 26 Jan 2024

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is currently working to the National strategic plan for asbestos awareness and management 2019-2023. The plan is available below for reading or downloading. 

This plan is the second phase of the National strategic plan (NSP), which runs from 2019 - 2023, and was launched officially at the Asbestos Safety Conference in November 2019.

The NSP ensures there is a nationally consistent and coordinated approach to asbestos awareness, management and removal. It outlines a phased approach to eliminating asbestos-related diseases in Australia, which is the ultimate aim of the plan. Phase one went from 2014 - 2018 and we are now in phase two. 

The NSP 2019 - 2023 has four national priorities which meet the requirements in the Act:

1. Improve asbestos awareness to influence behavioural change

2. Identification and effective legacy management

3. Safe prioritised removal and effective waste management

4. International collaboration and leadership 

The full plan is available below. Any enquiries can be directed to: