Who We Are

Asbestoswise is overseen by an elected Committee of Management consisting of volunteer members who govern the affairs of the organisation and a small contingent of paid staff. The latest Asbestoswise annual report can be found here.


The Right Reverend Philip Huggins
Assistant Bishop - Oodthenong Episcopate
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne



Information and Administration : David Martin
Support Group Facilitator: Shirley Bare


Strategic Plan

Asbestoswise Strategic Plan 2016 -2018


Privacy Policy

Asbestoswise Privacy Policy


We thank our key supporters Slater & Gordon Lawyers for their ongoing support.



What We Do

Asbestoswise provides a range of community awareness and support programs, including:

  • An Asbestos Related Diseases (ARD) Support Group which meets monthly in Melbourne
  • An Asbestos Related Diseases (ARD) Bereavement Support Group which meets monthly in Melbourne
  • A central access point for information about how to identify, handle, remove and dispose of asbestos
  • Striving for improvements in treatment, care and diagnosis
  • Working towards an asbestos-free environment in Australia by 2030
  • Reducing the continued risk of asbestos exposure at work, home and in the community
  • Providing support for those living with an ARD
  • Educating the general public
  • Advocating to government and influencing legislation
  • Free telephone advice service operating business days from 10am - 2:30pm
  • Social functions for members
  • Asbestos Awareness activities in the community throughout the year and during Asbestos Awareness Week in the last week of November, including our annual Commemoration Service
  • Quarterly newsletter