Loose-fill asbestos testing by Department of Fair Trading

01 July 2018

Newcastle City Council is aware of NSW Fair Trading's announcement of free testing of Hunter homes for loose-fill asbestos today.

Please note that just 149 homes out of around 65,000 tested around the state to date have been found to contain the material.

If you're concerned your house may have loose-fill asbestos in the ceiling, please call Service NSW on 1300 784 379 or register for free testing online at loosefillasbestos.nsw.gov.au by 31 August.

NSW Fair Trading staff will be available to answer questions at Stockland Wallsend from 11am to 5pm on Wednesday 25 July.

Other locations include:

Belmont3 JulyBelmont Shopping Centre1 Singleton St

9am – 2pm
Raymond Terrace4 JulyTerrace Central Shopping CentreCnr Sturgeon St and Glenelg St

9am – 2pm
Salamander Bay5 JulyTomaree Library and Community Centre7 Community Close

11am – 5pm
Maitland6 JulyBunnings MaitlandCnr Bungaree and Johnson St8.30 – 1pm
Maitland11 JulyPender Place Shopping Centre44 Elgin St9am – 1pm
Cessnock9 JulyCessnock Council62 – 78 Vincent St11am – 5pm
Cessnock26 JulyBunnings Cessnock249 – 255 Vincent St8.30am – 1pm
Kurri Kurri10 JulyRitchie’s IGA178 Lang St11am – 5pm
Glendale13 JulyBunnings GlendaleCorner TC Frith Ave and Munibung Rd8.30am – 1pm
Mayfield24 JulyWoolworths SupermarketCnr Maitland Rd and Valencia St11am – 5pm