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.
This page details the information and the form required for an ophthalmologist to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of an ophthalmic sealed source applicator.
Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources must meet certain prerequisites prior to being issued with a use licence.
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).
|Ophthalmic Sealed Source applicator
- Must be registered as a medical specialist in the specialty of Ophthalmology with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and
- Must have successfully completed a recognised course in the safe use of Sr-90 applicators. (Recognised Courses MED3)
Recognised Training Course
|Course Provider/Contact Details
|Ophthalmic Use of Strontium 90 Applicators
Department of Health & Human Services
50 Lonsdale Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Phone: 1300 767 469
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 an ophthalmologist 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
All of the department's forms for applications are on-line forms. The form is completed online and automatically emailed to the department upon submission. Please remember to check what mandatory documents must be included with your application.
Complete the online form