Residential Asbestos Idenitifcation

Downloadable Resources

Asbestos Guide for Householders

Asbestos – a guide for householders and the general public (referred to here as ‘the guide’) is a risk management document, designed to assist householders reduce the risks associated with exposure to asbestos fibres.

Asbestos and Home Renovations

Play it safe with asbestos — Don’t risk exposing yourself or others to airborne asbestos fibres during your renovation.

Asbestos Guide for Property Managers

If any of the properties you manage were built before 1990, it is likely that they will contain asbestos. This information will help you to take the right steps when a rental property needs repair or renovation work.

Asbestos Guide to Minor Renovation

This guide mainly applies to tradespeople and ‘do-it-yourself’ (DIY) home renovators carrying out minor renovations on building materials that may contain asbestos.

Download your copy of the Working Safely with Asbestos Guide

This is a free interactive asbestos eLearning guide for homeowners and small business. Click the grey download button above to download your copy and follow the instructions as provided.


  1. Select the ‘Download the Guide’ button.
  2. A Google Drive message ‘Google Drive can’t scan this file for viruses’ will appear. Select ‘Download anyway’ button.
  3. Save ZIP file to your local drive or desktop.
  4. Right-mouse click the saved ZIP file and select ‘Extract All’. Set a path for the extracted folder to go and the ‘Extract’ button, to uncompress the folder and leave it in the same location as the ZIP file.
  5. Select the HTML file ‘Click here to start the e-Learning Guide’, right-mouse click, ‘Open with’ and select your preferred browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) to launch the Working Safely with Asbestos Guide (the Guide).
  6. On the ‘Welcome’ screen select the ‘Start’ button to commence using the Guide.

Note: You will need an Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer to play the Guide.

Losing breath – The Adam Sager story

Julie and Don Sager’s son, Adam was unknowingly exposed to asbestos dust when he was 18 months old.

At 26, a fit and seemingly healthy Adam was training for the martial arts world championships, when he first developed symptoms of the asbestos disease, Mesothelioma. He died just six months later.

Losing breath – The Adam Sager story raises awareness of the dangers of disturbing asbestos without adequate precautions, in the hope of sparing other families from going through what Julie and Don have had to endure.

Don‘t take the risk

If you have concerns, contact Asbestos Surveys CQ Pty Ltd for advice and information relating to your situation.