Asbestos Assessor Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to act as an asbestos assessor. An asbestos assessor undertakes the following activities:

  • identifying the location, type and condition of asbestos by taking samples
  • assessing the risk from identified asbestos
  • air monitoring during asbestos removal work
  • clearance inspections for asbestos removal work
  • advising on how asbestos containing material should be managed
  • issuing clearance certificates for asbestos removal work.

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Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • have acquired the knowledge and skills of relevant asbestos assessment and the asbestos removal industry practice
  • hold certification to 'Conduct asbestos assessment associated with removal'
  • hold a tertiary qualification in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, science, building construction or environmental health.

An applicant for an asbestos assessor licence must be an individual. A corporation may not apply to be licensed as an asbestos assessor. You must also provide a declaration that states whether you have been convicted or found guilty of an offence in areas including:

  • work health and safety (WHS)
  • construction licensing
  • disposal of hazardous waste.

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


Up to five years


As specified on the licence.


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Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Additional information

If you hold a current equivalent licence in another Australian State or Territory, you may not have to apply for this licence under mutual recognition arrangements. However, the scope of asbestos assessor licences in the ACT are broader than in other States or Territories. Should you intend to conduct certain activities as an asbestos assessor in the ACT, you may need apply for this licence outside of what you are eligible for under mutual recognition arrangements.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

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