Licence to Deal with a Regulated Radiation Source - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to deal with a regulated radiation source.

A person is taken to have dealt with a radiation source if they:

  • Manufacture a radiation source;
  • Possess a radiation source;
  • Supply a radiation source to someone else;
  • Use a radiation source;
  • Dispose of a radiation source; or
  • Store, pack or transport radioactive material.

Exemptions exist for undergraduate or postgraduate students who are undertaking course work or research in a university, or other education institution.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must submit an application that may include:

  • Information about the proposed dealings under the licence;
  • The qualifications of people proposed to be dealing with the radiation source;
  • Proposed procedures for handling, use or storage of the radiation source; and
  • A proposed safety plan for dealings under the licence.

Pre-application discussions are recommended, as there are mandatory qualifications relating to radiation protection required by applicants.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Licences are usually issued for 1 year, however up to 3 year licences may be available subject to some limitations.



1 year $232.




Please submit your application directly to the Agency.

Administering agency

Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Act(s) name

Radiation Protection Act 2006 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Protection Regulation 2007 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service
Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Operating address:
Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611


02 6205 1700


02 6205 1705

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