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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Implementation of new licensing portal

Our new licensing self-service portal  is about to be launched at the end of June. Initially, it will only be used for use licences, approved testers and approved assessors but over the coming months we will migrate management licences onto the new system. 
Use licence holders, approved testers and approved assessors will be sent an email in late June inviting them to register on the system. Once registered, the system will verify your details and you will then be able to:

  • Download a copy of your licence
  • Apply for variations to an existing licence or approval
  • Make credit card payments
  • Update your contact details

Please note that if you currently receive hard copy licence correspondence then we do not have a verified email address. Please email us if that is the case as it will help you make the transition to the new licensing portal.

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