Asbestos was commonly used in the manufacture of residential building materials from the mid-1940s until the late 1980s.
There is a lot of misconception of the dangers actually surrounding the inhalation of asbestos.
Provided the asbestos is dealt with in a safe manner, it is of very little danger to health.
While a building permit is not required for the removal of asbestos, there is a legal responsibility when building or renovating to ensure asbestos is safely removed and disposed of.
Visit Asbestos Victoria to learn how you can identify and manage asbestos and locate resources for the management and removal of asbestos from a building site.