Part 4.4 (Asbestos) of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 requires that any asbestos removal work on commercial sites be done by a licensed removalist.
Limited removal without a license is permissable ONLY if the asbestos to be removed is in a good condition (non-friable) and a very small quantity, and the removal takes no more than one hour in any seven day period. Very limited amounts of asbestos-contaminated dust can also be removed if it constitutes no more than a 'minor contamination'. However, it is our view that asbestos-contaminated dust should only be removed by licensed removalists.
However, this does not necessarily apply in homes. Householders can legally remove asbestos themselves, from their own home, though certain requirements MUST be followed for both health and safety and legal reasons. This only applies if there are no paid workers involved. More information on removing asbestos in homes is on this website.
The Victorian Trades Hall Council (03 9659 3511) maintains a list of licensed removalists who have also signed an agreement with the VTHC to operate according to a code of conduct. We recommend that any asbestos removal be undertaken by one of the removalists on our list, which is updated every 3 months. All removalists on the VTHC list are licensed by WorkSafe Victoria as required under the regulations.
Important Note: While the VTHC cannot guarantee the quality of the work performed by the listed removalists, the Asbestos Committee monitors their adherence to the Agreement and Code of Conduct and reserves the right to remove a company not complying.
By signing the agreement the removalist company agrees, amongst other things, to:
- have an EBA with the relevant union
- ensure all the workers are trained by the union
- gurarantee all workers are getting all entitlements
- ensure they have adequate insurance
- provide the VTHC with details of their license
- Notify the VTHC as well as WorkSafe of the removal jobs they undertake
- agree to comply with requirements under the OHS Act and regs (including notifying HSR at worksite of the job they're doing)
These undertakings maximise the likelihood that the removal company is complying will all legal requirements, including proper training and payment of their workers. If you have any concerns that a removalist on the register has not adhered to any condition of the Agreement or the Code, please contact us at the Unit on 03 9659 3511.
Domestic removals: Some companies will do small jobs - call them to discuss your needs (start with the ones with a D first).
VTHC RECOGNISED ASBESTOS REMOVALIST LIST
Date: 21 December 2015 - this is the latest version.
Remains current until next list issued
(Note that List 104 replaces List 103)
NOTE: a number of Class A Removalists' listing was temporarily suspended on December 21, 2015. These are marked in the table below.
CLASS A Asbestos Removalists
All forms of Asbestos Containing Material (friable and non-friable) Removal
|Name of company||Address||Telephone||Licence number|
|A Plus Building Solutions|
|27 - 31 Coora Rd |
|9545 6200 / |
0433 147 734
|AAH Contracting Pty Ltd|
|Factory 4, 5 Sherwood Crt |
|Absolute Asbestos Removal Pty Ltd|
|PO Box 498 |
|0419 321 399||H03/03305|
|Asbestos Removalist Pty Ltd|
|PO Box 209 |
|ATS Australasian Technical Services Pty Ltd|
|Office 10, 15 Ricketts Road, Mount Waverly||9541 6900||H03/03018|
|Australia Wide Asbestos Removal Encapsulation (AWARE) Pty Ltd||79 Industrial Dr |
|Chapman Gardner Pty Ltd|
|Factory 24, 65-67 Canterbury Rd|
|Dynamic Industries Pty Ltd||2 Tennyson St |
| 9399 9817/|
0418 358 891
|Elite Building and Environmental Services Pty Ltd||62 Buckland St |
|Fibre Control Pty Ltd||73 Sixth Ave |
|Hazrem Pty Ltd|
|15 Ayton St|
|Kennedy Plumbing Pty Ltd|
|2-4 Southey St |
|MGR Industries Pty Ltd||32 Percy St |
|PB Demolition and Asbestos Removal Pty Ltd||PO Box 183 |
|Veolia Environmental Services|
(Trading as Vac-Tec Group Pty Ltd)
|PO Box 176|
(Do all of Victoria, including Melbourne)
|Western Sheetmetal & Insulation Pty Ltd|
|Lot 330 Forest Rd |
5275 6400 /0418520729
|Zealmore Australia Pty Ltd||33 Albermarle St, |
NOTE: there has been one change to the Class A list: Cobra Contracting Services Pty Ltd, recently downgraded to a Class B Removalist and subsequently decided to come off our list altogether.
CLASS B Removalists
All types of non-friable asbestos containing material (eg cement sheeting or vinyl tiles)
|Name of company||Address||Telephone||Licence Number|
|Aptum Pty Ltd|
(formerly B & M Aldridge)
|826 Mountain Highway|
|Bernie Leen & Sons Pty Ltd||9-15 Riversdale Rd |
|De Construct Demolition Pty Ltd|
|5 England St|
/0419 325 114
|Deja One Pty Ltd||PO Box 143|
|Delta Pty Ltd||577 Plummer St |
|G & J Crosby Contractors|
|65 Erinmore Court|
|Hayden Industries Pty Ltd|
|9 Brighton Retreat|
|Impact Demolition Victoria|
|PO Box 278 |
|0427 689 218||H04/00910|
|Lankos Services Pty Ltd|
|2 Druitt Place Taylors Hill 3037||8390 8466 /|
0424 414 104
|Rafferty The Wrecker (Aust) Pty Ltd||Suite 10, 15 Ricketts Road|
Western District Asbestos Removers |
|3 Florence St |
For more information, contact the following union contacts
|Gerry Ayers||CFMEU (Building)||03 9341 3444|
|Steve Rocco||CEPU (Plumbing)||03 9662 3388|
|Janet Marshall||AEU (Education)||03 9417 2822|
|Renata Musolino||VTHC||03 9659 3511|
NOTE: under the new licensing system, the WorkCover Authority issues the following classes of licences:
- Class A
- Class A (Restricted)
- Class B
- Class B (Restricted)
As at August 2014, no company with a restricted license had applied to be included on our Asbestos Removalist List.
There are many other asbestos removal companies that are licensed by WorkSafe Victoria.The above companies have gone the step further and applied for listing on the VTHC list. You can check whether a removalist you come across has an asbestos removalist licence on the 'Service Provider Directory' on the WorkSafe website.
Last amended December 2017