The Asbestos Victims Association of South Australia (AVA), located in the capital city of Adelaide, is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers providing support for people living with an asbestos-related disease, such as Asbestosis, Asbestos-related pleural disease, Asbestos induced carcinoma of the lung, Pleural Mesothelioma, and Peritoneal mesothelioma, amongst others. We also offer assistance to family members, carers and friends. This service is provided free of charge every day, at any time of day.
We assist Asbestos victims in both metropolitan Adelaide and South Australian regional areas. We hold regular gatherings where victims can discuss experiences with one another. For anyone not able to attend, we have a network of telephone contacts.
Since 2000, we have successfully campaigned in South Australia on behalf of victims for proper compensation and support. We have had some great wins - including the Xenophon legislation to streamline and increase compensation payments to South Australians and of course the successful campaign to get James Hardie to compensate its victims adequately. We are in regular contact with both medical and legal practitioners who advise our members on treatment options and compensation entitlements.
Our additional aim is to eliminate the occurrence of asbestos exposure, thereby reducing the future incidence of asbestos-related diseases. AVA also works to provide up-to-date information to the community about the danger of exposure to any type of Asbestos.
Visitors welcome - Level 9, 60 Waymouth Street, Adelaide.
Phone: (08) 8212 6008