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Treated timber resources

Here are some resources and websites that will help you choose the right treated timber for the job and minimise the risks of handling treated timber.

EPA resources


e-learning graphic


The captioned version. (8 minutes)

Watch the video on YouTube. (8 minutes)

Hazard levels and chemical treatment types chart

Download the chart (PDF 67KB).

Treated timber: what you need to know - poster

Download the treated timber poster (PDF 358KB). 

Treated timber: what you need to know - brochure

Download the treated timber brochure (PDF 239KB).

Download the treated timber brochure in Simplified Chinese (PDF 415KB).

Download the treated timber brochure in Arabic (PDF 313KB).

Environmental Compliance Report

Commissioned Reports

Jackson Environment and Planning Pty Ltd

CCA Treated Timber Extended Producer Responsibility Discussion Paper (PDF 1.46MB)

Other sites

NSW Department of Health

CCA treated timber fact sheet

SafeWork NSW (formerly WorkCover)

Code of Practice for the Safe Handling of Timber Preservatives and Treated Timber (PDF 33KB)

Property hazards after bushfires(PDF 1.2MB)

Treated Timber Preservers Association of Australia (TPAA)

Treated timber fact sheets and industry information

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)

CCA restrictions announcement

Page last updated: 07 August 2017