Consent for Disposal of Regulated Material - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this consent if you intend to dispose of any regulated radioactive material in New South Wales. Regulated radioactive material includes:

  • sealed source devices
  • ionising radiation apparatus
  • any radioactive substances.

Please be aware that:

  • you cannot dispose of any radiation apparatus unless the apparatus has been rendered permanently inoperable
  • generally, sealed radioactive sources that are of no further use can be returned to their source supplier or manufacturer, or sent overseas for recycling or reuse.

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

Eligibility requirements will vary depending on the material you intend to dispose. Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



The owner of the apparatus or substance must apply for approval by submitting a letter outlining the disposal arrangements. Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Approval time

Approximately 20 working days.

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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