A use licence allows an individual to use specific types of a radiation sources for a specific purpose. Failure to hold the required use licence is an offence under the Radiation Act 2005.
A use licence can authorise individuals in the medical profession to use a medical fluoroscopic X-ray unit.
Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources must meet certain prerequisites prior to being issued with a use licence.
Do you need a use licence?
Before you apply for a radiation use licence read the full exemptions to check if you are exempt from the requirement to hold a use licence.
If you are unsure whether you require a licence, we recommend that, prior to lodging an application, you email the department with a description of your proposed activity to clarify your licensing requirements.
Prerequisites: what information do I include with my application?
All of the following information must be included with your application (electronic files can be attached with your application).
Medical fluoroscopic X-ray unit
- Must be registered as a medical specialist in the field of Cardiology or Paediatric Cardiology or Cardio-thoracic surgery with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and
- Must have satisfactorily completed a recognised short course in radiation safety with respect to fluoroscopic equipment.
(Recognised Courses MED1)
Recognised Training Course
||Course Provider/Contact Details
|Fluoroscopic X-ray unit
|The Safer Use of Fluoroscopy Units
Hospital Medical Physics Group
|Ionising Radiation Safety and Mobile Image Intensifiers
10/585 Blackburn Rd
Notting Hill VIC 3168
Phone: (03) 9574 3361
A person who is registered in an equivalent occupation in another state or territory or New Zealand may be entitled to apply to the department under the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 for a licence to use radiation sources in Victoria related to their occupations.
See the mutual recognition arrangements page for more information.
Conditions of licence and other relevant documents
Compliance with the Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in the Medical Applications of Ionizing Radiation is a condition of use licences issued to cardiologists and applicants must be familiar with these requirements.
Licence durations, licence fees, assessment process and timeframes
See the general information on use licences section for more information.
Apply for a use licence or apply to vary an existing licence
Before you apply for a use licence it is important that you read the FAQ’s about the new licensing portal to assist you with lodging an application.
Once you familiarise yourself with the prerequisites for licensing you can apply using the licensing portal.
Select your occupation and then choose the radiation sources that you would like to be authorised to use. You will then be asked to upload the required prerequisites and pay the prescribed fee with either credit card (preferred) or BPay. There is no fee applicable to vary your use licence.
Apply for use licence or apply to vary a licence