Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (2016) - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to work with planned exposure and the control of occupational exposure, public exposure and environmental exposure. The purpose of this code is to set out the requirements for the protection from harmful effects of ionising radiation in planned exposure situations.

The requirements contained in this code apply to:

  • the production, supply and transport of radioactive material and devices that contain radioactive material, including sealed and unsealed sources
  • the production, testing and supply of devices that generate radiation
  • any activities within the nuclear fuel cycle that involve or could involve exposure to radiation or radioactive material
  • the use of radiation or radioactive material for medical, industrial, veterinary, agricultural, legal or security purposes
  • the use of radiation or radioactive material for education or research
  • mining and processing of raw materials that involve exposure due to radioactive materials
  • any other practices as specified by the Agency.

This code does not apply to existing, emergency or medical exposure situations.

You should read this Code with the Guide for Radiation Protection in Existing Exposure Situations (2017) and Fundamentals for Protection Against Ionising Radiation (2014) as they further explain radiation protection, safety and security.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

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

Local law(s) name

Community and Environment Local Law 1 2013

Administering agency

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

Contact details

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Regulatory Services

Licensing and Compliance

Regulatory Services

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Mailing address: PO BOX 655
Miranda, New South Wales 1490
Phone: 02 9541 8330