Licence to Operate as an Asbestos Removalist - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to remove specific types and amounts of asbestos. There are two classes of licence:

  • Class A: permits the removal of friable and non-friable asbestos
  • Class B: permits the removal of only non-friable asbestos.

You are also able to apply for a restricted Class A or Class B licence.

Examples of items containing asbestos include asbestos cement sheeting, cement pipes, vinyl tiles, sprayed insulation, and asbestos-containing telecommunications pits and pipes, pipe lagging, millboard and gaskets.

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 a licence you must complete an application form and lodge it with the required information. The application process will require you to:

  • provide proof of identification
  • provide details of personal protective equipment, and laundering arrangements in place
  • indicate any previous convictions relating to asbestos removal work and the cancellation of licences
  • submit proof of experience and copies of training certificates in asbestos removal
  • pay any required fees.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1295.25

Class A licences. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $953.70

Class B licences. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Approval time

60 days

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Branch

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9641 1555
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)