Licence to transport radioactive substances - Queensland


You will require this licence if you intend to transport radioactive substances. This licence allows you to transport any radioactive substance either by road, rail, air or sea. The person operating the vehicle transporting the radioactive substance must hold the licence. A person helping the licensee is not required to hold an additional licence.

You can apply for this licence as a company or individual. You can contact the agency using 'pre-application technical advice' to get advice specific to 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:

  • complete the relevant training
  • be a suitable person to hold the licence
  • prepare a radiation protection program
  • obtain a security and criminal history check.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Application process


Additional documentation will be necessary. Please discuss your proposed application with the agency prior to submitting your application. It is recommended that you seek the advice of the agency before preparing your application.


This licence cannot be transferred.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Radiation Health Unit

Health Protection Branch

Queensland Health

Mailing address: PO BOX 2368
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006
Contact us website: Contact Radiation Health (Opens in new window)
Website: Radiation licensing and regulation (Opens in new window)