Radiation use licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you use a radiation source to carry radiation practices in any of the following industries:

  • medical
  • dental
  • chiropractic
  • cosmetic
  • veterinary
  • industrial gauging
  • industrial radiography
  • geotechnical measurements
  • borehole logging
  • education, science or research
  • compliance, testing, servicing and calibration.

The type of radiation source you may apply to use will vary depending on the industry you work in, you can apply to use:

  • a sealed radioactive substance, excluding security enhanced sources
  • sealed radioactive substance, including security enhanced sources
  • ionising radiation apparatus
  • unsealed radioactive substance
  • laser apparatus.

You can contact the agency for a pre-application consultation to get guidance on the requirements for your situation or proposal.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Requirements will vary depending on the industry you work in and category of radiation source you apply for. Generally, to be eligible you must be:

  • a suitable person to hold the accreditation
  • hold the relevant qualifications and training
  • obtain a criminal history and security check
  • have the relevant skills, competency, knowledge and experience.


Up to three years


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Application process


You can obtain this licence by completing the application form and submitting it to the address listed in the form. Additional documentation will be necessary. It is recommended that you discuss your proposed application with the agency prior to submitting.

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Health Protection Branch

Radiation Health Unit

Contact details

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