Asbestos was commonly used in the manufacture of residential building materials from the mid-1940s until the late 1980s.
Asbestos can pose a serious health risk if fibres are suspended in air and breathed into the lungs. Breathing asbestos fibres into the lungs can cause a range of diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
You have a legal responsibility when building or renovating to ensure asbestos is safely removed and disposed of.
Visit the Asbestos Victoria website
To find out more about who does what in asbestos, including who is responsible for clearing dumped asbestos and how to find an asbestos removalist, please visit the Latrobe Valley Asbestos Taskforce website here.