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.

The code sets out:

  • requirements for the safety and security of disposal of solid radioactive waste
  • an authorisation framework, including the clear allocation of responsibilities and provision for independent review and inspection
  • a requirement for the preparation of a safety case that demonstrates the safety of a disposal facility, including the suitability of the design, construction and operation of the facility, the assessment of radiation risks, and quality of all the safety-related work associated with the disposal facility.

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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