Interesting to see this on the news today: $250m is set aside for NSW residents and a lot more for ACT. In NSW you can sell the 'house' to the government. Now whether that is based on replacement value or just demolishing the house for you is what's not clear. http://news.domain.com.au/domain/re...-fluffy-owners-keep-land-20150628-ghzw97.html Interestingly free testing and registration is only covering 26 city councils. This excludes Hornsby, Holroyd and Blacktown city councils. http://loosefillasbestos.nsw.gov.au/resources/hot-topics/areas-eligible-for-testing/ I've contacted them to ask why are the other councils are excluded? We wouldn't mind this applied to a property or two...Pity we just demolished our Parra council house and miss out on this (assuming it had this type of asbestos given the house was so old (although brick)! Happy days for those in this council if they can manage to get a replacement $ value from the government and re-build with minimal costs!