This website is the outcome of collaboration between SafeWork SA, SA Health, the Environment Protection Authority South Australia (EPA), the Local Government Association of South Australia, Housing SA and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Each agency plays an important role in managing the risks of exposure and providing information and advice to South Australians about asbestos.

SafeWork SA

SafeWork SA is responsible for providing work health and safety, public safety and state-based industrial relations services across South Australia.

A branch of the Department of Treasury and Finance, SafeWork SA administers state industrial relations legislation and manages the state's work health and safety functions.

Our team is dedicated to achieving this by:

  • providing advice and assistance to workers and employers
  • increasing workplace safety through active involvement and consultation with employers, businesses, workers and the community
  • growing knowledge, understanding and skills with improved education and training
  • ensuring compliance and helping everyone to understand and meet their regulatory obligations
  • developing prevention initiatives based on sound research and delivered with effective engagement
  • monitoring and assessing safety procedures to encourage and help with a cycle of continuous improvement.

Working with employers, workers, business, industry, government and unions, we provide a full range of work health and safety, public safety and state-based industrial relations services to all South Australian workplaces.

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

The EPA is South Australia's leading environmental regulator, responsible for the protection of air and water quality, and the control of pollution, waste, noise and radiation.

The EPA administers the Environment Protection Act 1993 and the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982, as well as developing guidelines and codes of practice.

Local Government Association of South Australia (LGA)

The LGA is a membership organisation which provides quality service and leadership relevant to the needs of member Councils. The LGA is recognised as the peak representative body for Local Government in this State and prides itself on being the Voice of Local Government South Australia. The Association provides leadership to Councils and representation outwards to State and Federal governments and other key stakeholders.

SA Health

SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.

SA Health is the corporate identity only and includes the legal entities of Department for Health and Ageing, the five State Local health Networks and SA Ambulance Service.

The Department for Health and Ageing assists the Minister for Health and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse to set the policy framework and strategic directions for SA Health.

Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure

The Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is one of the largest South Australian departments employing around 4000 people. DPTI works as part of the community to deliver effective planning policy, efficient transport and social and economic infrastructure. Building Management, Facility Services (BMFS) is part of DPTI and provides advisory and management services to assist government agencies and other DPTI divisions to manage the construction, acquisition, maintenance, replacement, refurbishment or disposal of buildings, office accommodation, government employee housing and road, rail and marine property.

The Asbestos Services Unit as part of BMFS undertakes asbestos inspections for Government agencies, to identify asbestos products, monitor their condition and provide hazard management strategies as an asbestos register. The Unit also project manages asbestos removal work as part of Treasury funding with the aim to eliminate the asbestos hazard and make Government buildings asbestos free. It also provides an advisory service on asbestos management matters such as health risk assessment/risk communication; asbestos removal; debris collection /disposal; sample collection/analysis and air monitoring.

Housing SA

Housing SA provides a range of housing and homelessness services to people in need of housing assistance. Services include access to emergency and crisis accommodation, assistance to access private rental, provision and management of social housing and information about affordable home ownership.