Licences to Deal with Radioactive Sources or Materials - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to deal with radioactive materials or sources.

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

For example, radioactive sources are used by importers / exporters, hospitals, medical practitioners, pharmacists, research institutions, manufacturers, geological surveyors, universities and oil rigs.

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:

  • deal in radioactive sources
  • have the relevant qualifications, training and experience
  • understand and are willing to comply with the relevant legislation
  • supply all required documents and information as outlined in the application (such as a radiation examination plan).

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer 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 2-4 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.