Code for Disposal Facilities for Solid Radioactive Waste (2018) - Australian Government


You will need to comply with this code if you operate a facility for the disposal of solid radioactive waste.

This code applies to those who are involved in site selection, design, safety assessment, operation, regulation and rehabilitation of a disposal facility. This code does not cover issues related to the production and use of radionuclides.

This code describes the objectives for protection of human health and of the environment, drawing upon international best practice in relation to radiation protection and radioactive waste safety.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

Contact details

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