Disposal of a Radiation Source - Code of Practice - Northern Territory


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to dispose of a radiation source. This code contains information for the safe disposal of radiation sources.

A radiation source must not be abandoned. Sufficient funds must be set aside to provide for the safe disposal of all radiation sources. Disposal basically means that the source is no longer useful and is to be decommissioned as waste. A current holder of a licence to possess and sell may sell a radiation source that is useful. Disposal may only occur if the licensee to possess holds a licence to dispose of a radiation source.

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.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Health

Radiation Protection

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Radiation Protection

Department of Health

Northern Territory
Phone: 08 8922 7152
Email: radiationprotection@nt.gov.au