ABS Asbestos


Servicing Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley & Central Coast.


ABS Asbestos Removal has over 15 years of experience in the industry. We are fully licensed, accredited and professionally insured. We have built an excellent reputation for being competitive, reliable and safe. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us, and our 5-star google rating demonstrates this. Contact us today on 0409007033 if you are searching for asbestos removal near me.

Asbestos removal is a risky business. ABS specialise in the safe removal of asbestos, with our main priority being the health and safety of our team, clients and the local community. We hold all relevant licenses and certificates, and our team are highly trained and skilled.

We are happy to discuss any project, as no job is too big or too small for us. From renovation preparations and strip-outs to total house demolitions, we’ve done it all. Working alongside environmental hygienists ensures that our work is completed to the highest safety standards.

Our services


Asbestos removal

We specialise in asbestos removal & disposal in Newcastle. We also service surrounding areas such as Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Central Coast. We can remove small amounts right up to complete remediation of entire premises, including soil and buried asbestos products. 

Our highly skilled, qualified and certified team has a reputation as one of the best companies for asbestos removal in Newcastle. With extensive industry experience and expertise, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.


ABS Asbestos Removal also carries out demolitions. We have the machinery and equipment to undertake demolition projects, from strip-outs to complete house demolitions. 

We fully test materials using NATA-accredited analysts and prepare asbestos removal control plans before demolition work begins.  

We are up to date and aware of any environmental issues that could arise from a demolition and take necessary steps to ensure minimal environmental impact. Hazards such as asbestos, dust and other contaminants are managed properly to ensure the safety of workers and the public.   

Shed Demolition
Bathroom Strip Out


We are fully licensed and certified and can complete strip-outs in kitchens and bathrooms to make way for new ones. Strip-outs can also be used to prepare a building for the installation of new fixtures and fittings, such as new doors, windows, flooring, and walls, before a renovation. Strip-outs can be a complex and time-consuming process and should be undertaken by experienced professionals who understand the scope of the project.

With a reputation across Newcastle for being safe and reliable, ABS Asbestos Removal should be your first choice for strip-out work. No job is too big or too small; ask us.

With 1 in 3 homes in Australia having asbestos-containing materials, hiring an asbestos removal expert in Newcastle is essential. If you need an asbestos removal expert in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley or Central Coast, call us today on 0409007033 for a FREE quote.


NSW asbestos removal laws

ABS Asbestos Removal specialises in the safe removal and disposal of non-friable (bonded) asbestos from residential and commercial properties. NSW law states that only licensed contractors may remove friable asbestos or non-friable asbestos if more than 10 square metres. The council normally requires a licensed asbestos removal contractor to be used for any removal of asbestos when a demolition requires developmental approval.

When removing asbestos in Newcastle it is always advisable to seek the services of a professional asbestos removal service. Something else to consider is that most common insurance policies don’t take responsibility for work relating to asbestos. If you would like a free asbestos removal quote, contact us today and one of our friendly team will be glad to help.

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How do you know if it’s asbestos or not?

Whether or not a material contains asbestos can’t be discerned by just looking at it. Newcastle council recommend that you treat all fibro sheets as if they contain asbestos until they are tested. That is why, before undertaking any work, we identify and test potential asbestos materials. All our samples are lab tested by NATA-accredited analysts. This gives you peace of mind that your safety is our utmost concern. 

Asbestos fibres are 50 to 100x thinner than human hair. You cannot see or smell it, and it looks different depending on the materials it is mixed with. If your property is pre-1990, the likelihood is that it has asbestos-containing materials. You can use the NSW asbestos checker to help identify whether you have asbestos in your property. 

If asbestos-containing materials are not damaged and are in good condition, they generally pose a low risk. If you suspect damage or want to renovate, it is recommended to contact a licensed asbestos removal professional. They can identify, remove and dispose of asbestos safely. ABS Asbestos Removal has an excellent reputation for asbestos removal in the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie.

Asbestos use in Australia

Did you know that asbestos was used in over 3000 building products in Australia until it was banned? This is one of the reasons Australia has one of the highest rates of asbestos-related disease in the world. It also has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma, with between 700 and 800 people diagnosed with it each year. Asbestos kills more than 4000 people each year!

Although asbestos-containing products were phased out in the 1980s, it wasn’t banned until 2003. One of the problems of asbestos exposure is that many of the associated health risks usually develop 20-40 years after the initial exposure. The National Library of Medicine reported that 16,679 people were newly diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma between 1982 and 2016, with 84% of cases occurring in men.

If a commercial property was built before 2004, it must have an asbestos register. This register includes:

  • Identified or suspected asbestos in the building
  • Date, location and type of asbestos found
  • Condition of the asbestos

Before starting to demolish or refurbish a commercial building, you must get a copy of the register. You must get a copy even if you are doing work that may disturb asbestos or you may be in contact with it. If the building was built before 2004 and doesn’t have a register, you can assume there is asbestos present. In this case, it is best to have the building material inspected by a licensed asbestos removal expert. 


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Why choose ABS Asbestos Removal?

When it comes to asbestos removal, you need to make sure you use a reputable company. The lives of your family, colleagues and the wider community are in danger. This is not a time for a jack-of-all-trades kind of worker. With ABS, you get a guarantee that safety will but our utmost concern from the start of the job to its completion. 

At ABS, we pride ourselves on actively demonstrating the three P’s:

  • Professional
  • Punctual
  • Priced competitively

With over 15 years of experience in asbestos removal in Newcastle, you have peace of mind that you’re dealing with an industry leader. We hold necessary certificates and licenses such as:

  • Remove non-friable asbestos certificate/licence
  • Demolition certificate

Here are a few of our satisfied customers. 


Carol H

Tristan provided a first class service which was clean, efficient and carried out in a timely manner, it was most reasonably priced. I hold this young man in high regard and thoroughly recommend him. Thank you Tristan.

Troy B

Very happy. Tristan and his team did an awesome job going above and beyond. They were extremely thorough and left the site nice and clean! Great price and reliable, would definitely recommend them.

Steve H

ABS asbestos removal done an excellent job very professional would recommend them to anyone.Got 4 quotes best price I could find with dearest being double of ABS quote.Very happy.Cheers Tristan.


Helen H

Initially had to deal with this from Interstate for elderly parent. Did contact a few companies. Found Tristan very helpful and accommodating with time switches and getting some fencing removed. Highly recommend.


Tristan and his team did a fantastic job, the demolition and removal of our old asbestos fence was completed in a professional manner, I would definitely recommend them.



Kay S

ABS are fantastic and extremely professional. They removed all asbestos and demolished rear verandah and bathroom and removal of all debris in two days. I would highly recommend ABS.


Tristan and his team are very reliable and thorough. Left the sight clean with all rubbish removed. A good price and I would highly recommend ABS.




Pauline D

Highly recommend ABS.  Tristan took time to explain the process and how to identify asbestos. I had my house pretty much taken back to its ‘bones’ prior to Reno rebuild in three days. The team were methodical and hard working, and followed safe work practice. Site was left very clean.

You can see the rest of our 5-star reviews on Google by searching for ABS Asbestos Removal and Demolition Services. If you want to join our satisfied clients, give us a call today on 0409007033.

Asbestos removal in Lake Macquarie

Asbestos is estimated to be present in 1 in 3 homes across Australia. According to Lake Macquarie City Council website, 4000 Australians die from asbestos-related diseases from previous asbestos exposure every year. 

To dispose of asbestos in Lake Macquarie, a minimum of 24 hours’ notice must be given to the Supervisor of the Awaba Waste Management Facility. It must be wrapped in heavy-duty plastic or other NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), WorkCover or National Australia Testing Authority (NATA) approved wrapping systems, such as Hazi Bags. Fines of up to $5000 are given out for dumping asbestos in an unlicensed place.

The law states a licensed asbestos removal contractor must be used for:

  • the removal of all friable asbestos products
  • the removal of more than 10 square metres of bonded asbestos

All building that requires developmental approval from the council also needs a licensed contractor to remove asbestos. If you are looking for a contractor who is licensed for asbestos removal in Lake Macquarie, contact us today on 0409007033 for a free quote. We also service Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Central Coast and surrounding areas.