Prohibition on the use of engineered stone

Australia is banning the use, supply and manufacture of engineered stone under work health and safety laws.

The ban will start on 1 July 2024 and will apply to engineered stone benchtops, slabs and panels. Check the arrangements for your state or territory by contacting the work health and safety regulator in your area.

The ban will not apply to porcelain and sintered stone products (including benchtops, slabs and panels). The ban also does not include finished engineered stone products that do not need to be processed or modified such as jewellery, garden ornaments, sculptures, and kitchen sinks.

Learn more about the decision to ban the use of engineered stone in Australia.

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Find out what the ban means in your state or territory

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Find out what this means for Australia’s workers, businesses, and consumers.

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