Radiation User Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to use regulated radioactive material. Uses of radioactive material requiring this licence include the operation, use in the process of manufacturing, possession, handling or manipulation of material including:

  • Sealed source devices;
  • Ionising radiation apparatus; and
  • Any radioactive substances.

This licence is designed to ensure that the use of these substances is safe and does not have a negative impact on the surrounding community and environment.

Occupations that may require this licence include chiropractors, dentists, general practitioners, medical specialists, nuclear medicine physicians, nurses, radiographers, scientists, service engineers, technologists, tertiary lecturers and veterinarians.

You may not require this licence if you intend to use certain types of low-risk radioactive material, or if you intend to use radioactive material in the course of certain medical, dental or scientific activities.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 the appropriate form and pay the prescribed fee;
  • Provide all the information requested by the Agency;
  • Be considered fit and proper for the purposes of the licence;
  • Have appropriate knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation safety and protection applicable to the activities you propose to carry out; and
  • Demonstrate that you meet the necessary criteria.

You may only apply for this licence as an individual or an individual member of a company. A licence obtained by any individual within a company does not extend to other individuals within that company.

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


1 or 3 years.


Licence expires on anniversary of date of issue.



Fees are listed on the attached document.

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Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
NSW Environment Protection Authority

Act(s) name

Radiation Control Act 1990 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Control Regulation 2013 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Team, Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation Section
Department of Planning and Environment
NSW Environment Protection Authority

Mailing address:
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232


02 9995 5959


13 15 55


02 9995 6603

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