Registration to Manufacture, Possess and Store Radioactive Substances - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate a premises that manufactures, uses or stores a radioactive substance. All non-exempt radioactive substances and the premises where those substances are manufactured, used, stored or otherwise dealt with must be registered.

A radioactive substance is a substance, including any article that has been manufactured or subjected to any artificial treatment or process, which contains more than the maximum prescribed concentration of any radioactive element.

A premises does not have to be registered if the radioactive substance is only stored there for less than 24 hours in transit between two other locations.

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 to hold a registration;
  • Provide an inventory on the supplementary form of all radioactive substances;
  • 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.

Your nominated RSO may be required to attend an appropriate radiation safety training course, pass an examination in radiation safety, and may be required to hold a licence as the person responsible for the use of radiation on the premises.

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 of a radioactive 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. The minimum fee is $190. Fees are listed on the application form.

Other resources

Approval time

Approximately 10 working days unless the application is incomplete, or 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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