Naturally Occurring Asbestos

Areas within NSW where naturally occurring asbestos has been found, or has the potential to be found within 10 metres of the surface. The areas are based on the existing 1:250,000 geological mapping with additional use of 1:25 000 lithological mapping in the Broken Hill area. The datasets also include point data information on sites where naturally occurring asbestos has been found, and petrographic information on asbestos and its host rocks. The different dataset layers can be switched on or off (and their transparency adjusted) by clicking the 'Layers' icon at the bottom of the screen. Clicking on a polygon or point will return more detailed attribute information. The map has been restricted to only zoom to approximately 1:80,000, reflecting the maximum accuracy of the underlying mapping data. For more information visit or

Data and Resources

  • Data quality statement for Naturally Occurring Asbestos

  • Data ( File Geodatabase, Shapefile, MapInfo TAB file)

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose Workplace safety
Frequency of change Not planned
Field of Research (optional) Natural Hazards,Geology
Metadata Date 2015-07-03
Date of Asset Creation 2013-10-01
Date of Asset Revision 2015-07-03
Date of Asset Publication 2015-07-03
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 250000
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2013-01-10 - 2015-07-03
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Regional New South Wales asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Regional New South Wales 2015"