Licences to Deal With Radiation Apparatus - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to use radiation apparatus. Radiation apparatus are apparatus that produce radiation when energised, or is, if assembled or repaired, capable of producing radiation when energised.

Examples of apparatus include x-ray machines, lasers or radio frequency heaters. You must obtain this licence before obtaining or purchasing radiation apparatus equipment.

The place in which the radiation apparatus is housed and where you intend to carry out your radiation practice must also comply with relevant radiation safety standards. The place must be issued with a certificate of compliance (place) that needs to accompany a certificate of registration.

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 relevant application form
  • satisfy the authorising Agency that you can use radiation apparatus equipment, and that you understand and will comply with the relevant legislation
  • supply the names of all users of a licensed apparatus
  • pay the required fees.

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



For a period of 12 months.



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



Please return your application to the Contact Officer, including the required fees and associated documentation. All the relevant information is required before any application can be considered.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services
Radiation Protection Unit

Act(s) name

Radiation Protection Act 2005 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Protection Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services
Radiation Protection Unit


03 6166 7256


03 6222 7257


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