Licences to Deal With Radiation Apparatus - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to use radiation apparatus. Radiation apparatus are apparatus that produce radiation when energised, or is, if assembled or repaired, capable of producing radiation when energised.

Examples of apparatus include x-ray machines, lasers or radio frequency heaters. You must obtain this licence before obtaining or purchasing radiation apparatus equipment.

The place in which the radiation apparatus is housed and where you intend to carry out your radiation practice must also comply with relevant radiation safety standards. The place must be issued with a certificate of compliance (place) that needs to accompany a certificate of registration.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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


Some exemptions apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • submit the relevant application form
  • satisfy the authorising 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
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


For a period of 12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Radiation Protection Act 2005 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Protection Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Application process


Please return your application to the Contact Officer, including the required fees and associated documentation. All the relevant information is required before any application can be considered.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Radiation Protection Unit

Public Health Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: 03 6166 7256
Fax: 03 6222 7257
Website: Radiation Protection Unit (Opens in new window)