Asbestos removal licence - B class - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a business that removes more than 10 squares of non-friable (bonded) asbestos. Non-friable asbestos materials include asbestos cement sheeting, often called fibro, used in many Queensland buildings before 1990. The sheeting was used for cladding, roofs and fences and can often be found as backing boards in wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms.

Where class B asbestos removal work is being carried out by more than one person, the licence holder must ensure a supervisor is readily available to the workers carrying out the asbestos removal work.

Holders of this licence must comply with the code of practice 'How to safely remove asbestos'.

This licence does not authorise the removal of friable asbestos (class A asbestos removal work).

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:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • have at least one year of relevant industry experience
  • hold certification in CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos or CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos.


Five years


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Application process


  1. Complete the application form and read the guide for asbestos applicants.
  2. Submit the application form, supporting documents and fee to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ).
  3. WHSQ will contact you if any additional information is required.
  4. If approved, WHSQ will issue the licence to the PCBU.

Although a licence is not required to remove ten square metres or less of non-friable asbestos material, all asbestos removal work must be carried out properly using safe work procedures.

The licensed asbestos removalist must give written notice of 'licensed asbestos removal work' to WHSQ at least five days before the asbestos removal work is started.

Approval time

Approval can take up to 120 days

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Licensing and Advisory Services

Contact details

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