Radiation User Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to use regulated radioactive material. Uses of radioactive material requiring this licence include the operation, use in the process of manufacturing, possession, handling or manipulation of material including:

  • sealed source devices
  • ionising radiation apparatus
  • any radioactive substances.

This licence is designed to ensure that the use of these substances is safe and does not have a negative impact on the surrounding community and environment.

Occupations that may require this licence include chiropractors, dentists, general practitioners, medical specialists, nuclear medicine physicians, nurses, radiographers, scientists, service engineers, technologists, tertiary lecturers and veterinarians.

You may not require this licence if you intend to use certain types of low-risk radioactive material, or if you intend to use radioactive material in the course of certain medical, dental or scientific activities.

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 licence, you must:

  • be considered fit and proper for the purposes of the licence
  • have appropriate knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation safety and protection applicable to the activities you propose to carry out.

You may only apply for this licence as an individual or an individual member of a company. A licence obtained by any individual within a company does not extend to other individuals within that company.


One or three years


Licence expires on the anniversary of date of issue


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Act(s) name

Radiation Control Act 1990 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Control Regulation 2013 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.