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Asbestos Safety Eradication Agency

Who we are

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established in 2013 to administer the National Strategic Plan.

We oversee national actions to improve asbestos awareness and the effective and safe management, removal and disposal of asbestos.

We can provide general assistance and advice but we do not enforce the law.

We are a non-corporate entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). Our chief executive officer is appointed under the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013 (the Act) and performs functions in accordance with that Act.  

What we do

Our aim is to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres in order to eliminate asbestos-related diseases in Australia by coordinating the implementation of the National Strategic Plan

Our functions under the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013 are to:

  • encourage, coordinate, monitor and report on the implementation of the National Strategic Plan, as well as reviewing and amending the plan as required and publishing and promoting it
  • liaise with Commonwealth, state, territory, local and other governments, agencies or bodies about reviewing and implementing the plan or asbestos safety
  • commission, monitor and promote research about asbestos safety.

Our functions are performed in accordance with our operational plan which is agreed to annually by the Minister for Industrial Relations.

Our corporate plan is the National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management. 


You can access our careers information by visiting our careers page.

Corporate plans and reports

You can access all our current and recent corporate plans and reports by visiting our corporate plans and reports page.

Access to information

All our corporate information  including Freedom of Information  can be accessed on our access to information page. 


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