Licence to Deal with a Radiation Source - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to deal with a radiation source. A person is taken to have dealt with a radiation source if they:

  • use / operate a radiation source
  • manufacture a radiation source
  • possess a radiation source
  • service / maintain a radiation source
  • install a radiation source
  • test a radiation source
  • supply a radiation source to someone else
  • dispose of a radiation source
  • inspect and assess the safety of the radiation source to ensure compliance with the Act
  • store, transport or pack radioactive material.

You may not need this licence if you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student who is undertaking course work or research in radiation at a university, or other education institution.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Radiation Licence for:

  • 1 year: $278.00
  • 2 years: $556.00
  • 3 years: $834.00.

Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Radiation Protection Act 2006 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Protection Regulation 2007 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


You must submit an application that may include:

  • information about the proposed dealings under the licence
  • the qualifications of people proposed to be dealing with the radiation source
  • proposed procedures for handling, use or storage of the radiation source
  • a proposed safety plan for dealings under the licence.

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

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