Licence to Deal with Radiation Apparatus - Lasers and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to deal with a laser or intense pulse light (IPL) for cosmetic purposes. Lasers and IPL are used for a range of cosmetic purposes including removing hair, tattoos, birthmarks or scarring.

Please contact the agency for more information.

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 this licence, you must:

  • satisfy the agency that you can use radiation apparatus equipment, and that you understand and will comply with the relevant legislation
  • supply the names of all users of a licensed apparatus.

There are also Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) and mutual recognition pathways available if you have an existing equivalent interstate licence or, only in the case of mutual recognition, a New Zealand licence. Please see the agency website for more information.


12 months


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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.

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 determine the application - (a) within 90 days after its receipt. However, administrative processes mean applications are usually determined within 2 to 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

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