Lead Test Kits & Info
Paint containing lead was used in many Australian houses. Houses built before 1970 are most at risk, but those built more recently may also have paint containing lead in some areas.
Exposure to lead is a health hazard. Even small amounts of dust or chips of paint containing lead, generated during minor home repairs, can be a health risk.
Anyone painting a house or doing maintenance that could disturb paint containing lead should avoid exposing themselves and their families, neighbours and pets to its hazards.
A booklet produced by Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities is available by contacting the Community Information Unit on freecall 1800 803 772.
The MPA recommends that you use a member of the MPA for all projects where lead paint may be present. To purchase a Lead Paint Testing Kit, submit your details and we will contact you.