Dust Diseases Tribunal

Welcome to the website of the NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal

New website coming soon - fresh new look and feel, improved search and easy navigation.  URL www.dustdiseasestribunal.nsw.gov.auEstablished in 1989, the Tribunal is a legal court that hears claims for damages from sufferers of dust-related diseases, including those linked to asbestos exposure, and from dependants of sufferers who have died.

Since claimants are often in the advanced stages of an illness, the special purpose of the Tribunal is to serve the interests of justice by expediting their claims without undue delay.


Asbestos Related Claims

​The Dust Diseases Tribunal Regulation 2019 (the ’Regulation’) applies the Asbestos Claims Resolution Process (CRP) to all asbestos-related claims for damage.

Other Dust-Related Claims

Damages claims for non-asbestos related dust diseases are case-managed by a judge through the use of directions hearings.

Facilities and Support

The Tribunal provides facilities and support both inside and outside the court room for plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and other visitors.

icare (formerly Dust Diseases Board)

icare (Dust Diseases Care) differs from the Tribunal, providing treatment and financial support - Phone (02) 8223 6600 or 1800 550 027

​Consent Judgments & Orders


Please check the availability of the registrar prior to filing orders. Call 
(02) 9377 5440 or email the registry. 
Clause 56 orders require a judge.


A list of some laws and rules that apply to the Dust Diseases Tribunal.