Key messages

  • Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources, as defined under the Radiation Act 2005, must meet certain requirements before they are issued a use licence.
  • Some applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • There are use licences for medical, dental, veterinary, industrial, security screening, and education and research purposes.

Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources, as defined under the Radiation Act 2005, must meet certain requirements before they are issued a use licence. Unless documented evidence is supplied to substantiate the prerequisites, a licence will not be granted.

Applications that fall outside the scope of this document will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants in this situation are encouraged to contact the department to discuss their application and to provide as much evidence as possible to demonstrate their eligibility for a use licence.

For the full list of prerequisites, download What do I need to include with my application for a licence - use?

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