Asbestos Removal Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to remove asbestos. There are two classes of licence:

  • Class A licences permit the removal or direction of removal of friable asbestos. Friable asbestos is asbestos in powder form or asbestos containing material which can be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry. This includes dust or debris that has settled within a workplace, and is, or is assumed to be, contaminated with asbestos.
  • Class B licences permit the removal or direction of removal of more than 10 square metres of non-friable asbestos or asbestos containing material. Non-friable asbestos refers to any asbestos containing material that is not friable, including material reinforced with a bonding compound.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to ensure that those supervising and working with asbestos have the appropriate training and qualifications.

A competent supervisor must also be nominated during the application. Competence is determined on experience and appropriate training. The supervisor must be:

  • on site at all times during Class A removal work
  • readily available during Class B removal work.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2020 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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