Approval to acquire a radiation source - Queensland


You will need this approval to obtain a new industrial radiation source for your business. Approval is required each time you purchase or obtain a radiation source.

Categories of approval comprise:

  • radiation equipment
  • sealed radioactive substance
  • unsealed radioactive substance.

You must only apply to acquire the radiation sources that you are approved to possess under your possession licence.

You can contact the agency using 'pre-application technical advice' to get advice on what radiation licence, approval or certificate you will need for your situation or purpose.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must hold a current possession licence.



You must apply each time you purchase or otherwise obtain a radiation source. Approvals generally last for one month to allow the change of ownership and transfer of control of the radiation source to occur.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You can find the current fees here.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Pre-application technical advice (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Health Protection Branch

Radiation Health Unit

Contact details

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