Asbestos Removal Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require a licence if you intend to carry out the removal of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral made up of tiny fibres. When distributed, it can produce a dust containing asbestos fibres that when breathed in, can cause a range of health issues.

There are two classes of licence:

  • Class A authorises the removal of friable asbestos, non-friable asbestos and asbestos contaminated dust debris (ACD).
  • Class B allows you to remove non friable (bonded) asbestos, like fibro sheets. You can only remove the asbestos contaminated dust or debris (ACD) associated with the removal of non-friable asbestos.

Please be aware that you can only apply for this licence if you are a person who conducts (or proposes to conduct) a business or undertaking.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a class A asbestos removal licence you must:

  • be over 18 years old and make sure any supervisor is also over 18 years of age
  • provide the name(s) of the competent person(s) who will supervise the asbestos removal work
  • ensure each supervisor has completed the approved courses for removing and supervising the removal of friable asbestos and that they have at least three years industry experience in the removal of friable asbestos

To be eligible for a class B asbestos removal licence you must:

  • be over 18 years of age and make sure any supervisor is also over 18 years of age
  • provide the name(s) of the competent person(s) who will supervise the asbestos removal work
  • ensure each supervisor has completed the approved courses for removing and supervising the removal of non friable asbestos and that they have at least have 12 months industry experience in the removal of non friable asbestos.

You must also:

  • complete the application form
  • provide a certificate of currency for working compensation insurance if you have employees and your are not an exempt employer
  • pay the applicable fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Duration of licence is 5 years unless cancelled.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$5,519.00

Class A remove friable asbestos.

Application$1,001.50

Class B remove non-friable asbestos.

Renewal$552.50

Class B remove non-friable asbestos.

RenewRenewal$5,519.00

Class A remove friable asbestos.

GeneralMiscellaneous

Other fees for transport or disposal and permission to do demolition work may apply.

Duplicate Certificate$33.50

Replacement.

Additional information

You must give written notice to the Agency at least 5 days before undertaking asbestos removal work (other than in the event of an emergency).

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
SafeWork NSW


Operating address:
92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address:
LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250

Phone:

13 10 50
licensing@safework.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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