Diagnostic, therapeutic, industrial and other uses of radiation have contributed to the safety and quality of life for all Victorians. However, the use of radiation does involve hazards if it is used inappropriately or unnecessarily.

The department regulates the use of radiation to protect people and the environment from its harmful effects by licensing users of radiation sources and managers of radiation practices under the Radiation Act 2005. A radiation practice can include the possession, transport, disposal or sale of radiation sources.

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) develops codes, standards, guides and provide advice to support radiation protection and nuclear safety throughout Australia.

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Phasing out cheque payments

We would like to let you know of an important change in the way we will be accepting payments in the future. During 2019, we will cease to accept cheques as a payment option for fees. We will still accept digital payment options. The change is part of the implementation of a new licensing database.

2017-18 Annual Report published

Visit the annual report section to download a copy.

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