Licences to Deal with Radioactive Sources or Materials - Tasmania


You will need one of these licences if you intend to operate premises, or use, sell, repair, dispose of, possess, or take part in any other activity that deals 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).


One year


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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

Additional information

If you need a licence to possess a radiation source, then you will have to submit a Radiation Management Plan (RMP) with your licence application. The RMP should be brief and may reference supporting safety documentation maintained by the licence holder.

If you need a licence to use a radiation source, then it must be shown to be fit for purpose. This means that the radiation source must have a current certificate of compliance.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Public Health Services

Radiation Protection Unit

Contact details

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