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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Phasing out cheque payments by the end of 2018.

We would like to let you know of an important change in the way we will be accepting payments in the future.  During the second half of 2018, we will be phasing out cheques as a payment option for fees and we encourage you to choose digital payment methods over cheques. Electronic payments are fast, secure, convenient and less administrative. In order to be sufficiently prepared, we will continue to communicate with you during the year until we cease accepting cheques as a payment option.  

Security plans or transport security plans in relation to high consequence sealed sources (HCSS) or high consequence group of sealed sources (HCGSS) must be endorsed by an approved assessor

Victoria has implemented legislative requirements associated with HCSS. The Radiation Act 2005 (the Act) requires security plans or transport security plans to be endorsed by an approved assessor. An approved assessor must assess the security plan or transport security plan against the security standards made under the Act and, if satisfied that the plan meets all applicable requirements, must issue a certificate of compliance to the management licence holder. Information for Management licence holders | Information for Approved Assessors.