Certificate of Compliance - Radiation Sources - Victoria


You will need a certificate of compliance for each radiation source that you use or possess. The radiation source is tested periodical against the radiation safety standards. A certificate of compliance will be issued by an approved tester if the radiation source meets the standards.

Radiation sources include:

  • radioactive materials (including sealed sources)
  • ionising and non-ionising radiation apparatus
  • sealed source apparatus.

The following types of X-ray equipment, when used for human diagnostic imaging purposes, have been prescribed by the Regulations and will require periodic testing:

  • plain film radiographic X-ray equipment
  • mammography X-ray equipment
  • fluoroscopic X-ray equipment
  • computed tomography scanners.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 issue of the certificate you must have your prescribed source examined by an approved tester.

A certificate of compliance will not be required where a management licence holder possesses one of the prescribed radiation sources but the source is not actually used.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you comply with all current industry codes of practice, and abide by any conditions or obligations issued by the Agency.


Currency of certificates issued for each type of radiation source vary: Computed Tomography scanners and Mammography X-ray equipment - 12 months after issue, Plain film radiographic X-ray equipment and Fluoroscopic X-ray equipment - 2 years after issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees may vary. Please contact the responsible council / agency for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Certificate of Compliance - Radiation Sources - Please consult an approved tester to test your equipment.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Radiation Act 2005 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation Advisory Committee

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:

Registration and Licensing

Radiation Advisory Committee

Department of Health and Human Services

Operating address: 50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4057
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Email: radiation.safety@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Website: Radiation Advisory Committee (Opens in new window)