Loose fill asbestos insulation – from removal to renewal

Many of the Canberra properties affected by loose fill asbestos insulation (also called Mr Fluffy) have now progressed from removal to renewal. Together with the Canberra community, we are realising the ACT Government's goal of eliminating Mr Fluffy from Canberra suburbs.

The Asbestos Response Taskforce continues to support current and former homeowners, tenants and neighbours affected by loose fill asbestos insulation.

Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme

The scheme is designed to eradicate ongoing exposure risks from the continuing presence of loose fill asbestos insulation in Canberra homes through assistance, buyback, demolition and sales.

Affected properties

Some Canberra homes were historically fitted with loose fill asbestos insulation. These properties must be clearly identified.

Concerned about asbestos?

If you think a property may contain loose fill asbestos insulation, or another type of asbestos, arrange an assessment.


Access practical, personal, financial and health support including services within the Canberra community.

Homeowner and occupier responsibilities

When managing residential properties affected by loose fill asbestos insulation, there are certain obligations for homeowners and occupiers under ACT law.

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Health and safety issues associated with asbestos is regulated by law. Know more about asbestos and how to identify an affected property.
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The Asbestos Response Taskforce was established on 25 June 2014 to coordinate the challenging task of removing affected properties from the Canberra residential community.
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A range of resources are available to support homeowners, tenants, tradespeople and members of the community to manage their connection with properties affected by loose fill asbestos insulation.