Demolition notification

with a notification of demolition of work prior to commencing work.

The notification of demolition of work is required for demolition:

  • of structures six metres or more in height
  • of load-bearing portions of structures six metres or more in height
  • using load shifting machinery on a suspended floor
  • using explosives
  • of structures that contain or have contained loose fill asbestos insulation.

FAQs

Who must notify?

The person conducting a business or undertaking who proposes to carry out the demolition work must notify WorkSafe ACT. An emergency service organisation must notify where demolition work was carried out or is proposed to be carried out by an emergency service worker at the direction of the emergency service organisation in responding to an emergency.

When to notify?

The person conducting a business or undertaking is required to notify WorkSafe ACT at least five days before the demolition work commences. Notification is required to be made to WorkSafe ACT on a day that is not a weekend or public holiday.

The emergency service organisation is required to notify WorkSafe ACT as soon as practicable, whether before or after the work is carried out.

How to notify?

Notification is required to be made to WorkSafe ACT by completing a Notification of demolition work.

What information does the regulator require?

The information WorkSafe ACT requires on the notification of demolition work must include:

  • the name and contact details of the person conducting a business or undertaking
  • approval or licence number and class of licence issued for the demolition by WorkSafe ACT
  • if the value of the demolition work exceeds $250,000 or is in relation to the demolition of a structure or part of a structure that contains, or has contained, loose-fill asbestos insulation, the name of the person conducting a business or undertaking or principal contractor (if different from the demolition licence holder)
  • the name of the demolition supervisor (if different from the person conducting a business or undertaking/principal contractor)
  • if explosives are to be used, details of the person to whom any licence or permits have been issued by WorkSafe ACT to transport, store or use the explosives (the person needs to apply for licences or permits relating to all aspects involving explosives during demolition work)
  • address where the demolition work will be undertaken
  • expected start date and end date of the demolition
  • nature of the demolition for example the type of structure to be demolished including height, type of machinery to be used and whether explosives will be used
  • confirmation that a hazardous material survey has been conducted on the structure proposed for demolition
  • confirmation that a high risk construction work, safe work method statement, has been developed on the structure proposed for demolition
  • confirmation that an asbestos clearance certificate has been issued if asbestos or asbestos containing material has been removed prior to the demolition.

What will happen next?

WorkSafe ACT will review all information supplied and may contact the person notifying the demolition work, or any other authority, to request further information for the proposed demolition work.

WorkSafe ACT may conduct a site visit before or during the demolition.

Forms and fees

There is no fee for the notification of demolition work.

Notification of demolition work (Online) or (DOC 146KB) or (PDF 155KB)

Related resources

Legislation

Contact options

Email: worksafe@act.gov.au

Phone: 13 22 81

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