Asbestos was banned because it causes fatal and debilitating diseases. The only way to prevent asbestos-related diseases is to eliminate the risk of exposure by removing asbestos-containing materials.
The VAEA’s work will enhance the safety of the Victorian community by planning for the eradication of asbestos from government buildings to reduce the risk of asbestos-related diseases.
Our work focuses on buildings owned by the Victorian Government, including offices,
hospitals, train stations, community centres, prisons and TAFEs.
Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring mineral fibres found in rock formations.
All forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to people.
Updated 30 November 2023
We are an independent state body reporting to the Minister for WorkSafe and the TAC.