Transport of asbestos and lead acid batteries

Waste tracking requirements

To protect the community and ensure waste is handled responsibly, regulated waste transport laws apply for transporting asbestos and lead acid batteries, even if the load of waste only contains residues of these waste types.

If you are a generator, transporter or receiver of asbestos and lead acid battery wastes, you are required to record and submit prescribed information on the waste.

For more information on recording and submitting waste tracking information, read completing waste tracking certificates, transporting regulated waste interstate and waste tracking exemptions.

Find out about other types of wastes that must be tracked.

Note: Holding Class A and Class B asbestos removal licences issued under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 does not permit you to transport asbestos. You must obtain a separate approval from the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation.

Contact us

For waste tracking enquiries:
Waste Tracking Unit
GPO Box 2454

Phone: (07) 3330 5677

For licensing enquiries:
Permits and Licence Management
GPO Box 2454

Phone: 13QGOV (13 74 68)

For WHSQ asbestos removalist licences:
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Licensing Services
PO Box 820

Phone: 1300 362 128