Registration to Manufacture, Possess and Store Irradiating Apparatus - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you have a premises where any irradiating apparatus or prescribed emitting electronic product will be manufactured, used or stored. You will also require this registration if your premises is likely to be affected by the use of an irradiating apparatus or electronic product.

Prescribed electronic products that require registration are:

  • Transilluminators;
  • Class 4 lasers;
  • Single pulsed class 3B lasers; and
  • Class 3B lasers with average output power greater than 5 megawatts.

An irradiating apparatus is any apparatus capable of producing ionising radiation of any prescribed type, or capable of accelerating atomic particles under any prescribed conditions (such as X-ray equipment).

Microwave ovens and class 1 and class 2 lasers are exempt from registration.

Each item of equipment and the premises where that equipment or products are manufactured, used, stored or otherwise dealt with must be registered.

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 registration you must:

  • Ensure that your premises have been constructed and equipped with the essential services installed and finished to a standard acceptable by the Agency;
  • Ensure that your premises are adequately safeguarded;
  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Provide the names, qualifications and relevant training of all persons who will be using the substances;
  • Nominate a person to act as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO); and
  • Provide any other information required by the Agency.

The Agency may refuse to grant your registration if you fail to meet any safety requirements. The Agency may also refuse to grant your application if your proposed use substance is unlikely to produce a net benefit, or has insufficient justification when weighed against the potential risks.

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


1 or 3 years.



Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Fees are listed on the application form.

Other resources

Approval time

Approximately 10 working days unless the application is incomplete, further enquiry is necessary, or if special consideration is required.

Administering agency

Radiological Council

Act(s) name

Radiation Safety Act 1975 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983 (Western Australia)

Contact details

The Secretary
Radiological Council

Operating address:
Grace Vaughan House
227 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park
Western Australia 6008
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 2006
Western Australia 6009


08 9388 4999


08 9382 0701

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