Radiation safety officer certificate - Queensland

Service summary

Whenever a radiation practice is being carried out all possession licensees must ensure that a person has been appointed as, and is carrying out the functions of, a radiation safety officer for the practice. This person must hold a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate.

Further, a person who holds a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate may be a radiation safety officer for a number of possession licensees.

In circumstances where the possession licensee is an individual, and where the individual holds a qualification specified in Schedule 5 of the Radiation Safety Regulation 2010, the licensee may appoint him or herself as the radiation safety officer without obtaining a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

What are the prerequisites to obtaining this authority?

You should contact Radiation Health to obtain information on the requirements as they relate to the specific type of application you intend to make.


This certificate cannot be transferred.


A certificate remains in effect for the period stated on the certificate, but not greater than three years.


You can obtain information on fees from the agency.


You can obtain this certificate by completing the 'Application for a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate' application and submitting it to Radiaiton Health.

Additional documentation will be necessary. Please discuss your proposed application with Radiation Health prior to submitting the application.

If the Chief Executive considers the extent of your existing training is inadequate you may be required to undertake radiation safety training of a specified type, and training on the radiation safety legislation.  You should seek the advice of Radiation Health.

Additional information

All persons holding a possession licence under the Radiation Safety Act must appoint a Radiation Safety Officer. Many of these Radiation Safety Officers will need to hold a Radiation Safety Officer Certificate.

Administering agency

Queensland Health
Health Protection Unit
Radiation Health Unit

Act(s) name

Radiation Safety Act 1999 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Safety Regulation 2010 (Queensland)

Contact details

Senior Licensing Officer
Queensland Health
Health Protection Unit
Radiation Health Unit

Mailing address:
PO Box 2368
Queensland 4006


07 3328 9310


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