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.

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ARPANSA is inviting a second round of public submissions on the draft Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (Planned Exposure Code) ending on 10 October 2016.

Invitation to make submissions - Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations