Certificate of Registration for Places - Tasmania


You need to be registered if you intend to operate a place where a radiation source is used or stored. A place includes vacant land, premises and vehicles. A radiation source can be either a radiation apparatus or radioactive material that emits or may emit radiation.

Radioactive material is material that spontaneously emits ionising radiation as a consequence of nuclear transformations. A radioactive apparatus is an apparatus that produces radiation when energised, or is, if assembled or repaired, capable of producing radiation when energised.

Examples of places that will need a certificate of registration include rooms in:

  • a dental or veterinary surgery that contains an x-ray unit
  • the medical imaging department of a hospital
  • a laboratory where radiation sources are stored and / or used
  • an industrial site where radiation sources are stored and / or used.

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 registration, you must:

  • be assessed against the relevant certificate of compliance standard and be issued a certificate of compliance by an accredited assessor
  • be willing to abide by any conditions or restrictions placed on your registration.


Certificates of registration are usually valid until the radiation source specified in the certificate is no longer housed at that place. Some certificates of registration will need to be renewed after a specified amount of time.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $366.68

Fee for certificate of registration for a radiation place. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Radiation Protection Act 2005 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Protection Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Approval time

Radiation Protection Act 2005. Statutory time frame to decide an application. The Director of Public Health is taken to have decided to refuse to grant an application under Division 1, 2 or 3 of this Part if he or she has failed to dermine the application - (a) within 90 days after its receipt. However, administrative processes mean applications are usually determined within 2-4 week period. Some applications are complex and require follow up and further information.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Public Health Services

Radiation Protection Unit

Contact details

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