Dust Diseases Tribunal

Welcome to the website of the NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal

Dust Diseases Tribunal homepage 2Established 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 2013 (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

​Contributions Assessment

Call for Expression of Interest expires 17 September 2018 - Contributions Assessor

Your early Expression of Interest would be greatly appreciated.



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