Use Licence - Radiation Sources - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to use, handle or manipulate radiation sources such as radioactive substances or radiation apparatus. Radiation sources include:

  • radioactive material
  • ionising and non-ionising radiation apparatus (tanning units exempt)
  • sealed source apparatus.

Typical occupations that may require this licence include, but are not limited to:

  • veterinarians
  • chiropractors
  • dentists
  • general medical practitioners
  • medical specialists
  • nurses (working in remote areas)
  • nuclear medicine physicians
  • radiographers (medical / industrial)
  • scientists
  • researchers
  • service engineers
  • borehole loggers
  • technologists
  • tertiary lecturers.

A use licence will have conditions defining the types of radiation sources that are permitted to be used.

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

Licences to use radiation apparatus or radioactive substances can only be issued to individuals (natural persons). To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit an application on the approved form
  • show proof of the appropriate qualifications and experience
  • provide any documentation as required by the Agency
  • pay any required fees.

All operators must maintain registration with their respective practitioner registration boards, where relevant.


One to three years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $66.65

Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Licence All $74.05

One year. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Licence All $140.70

Two years. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Licence All $199.50

Three years. Fees for 2019-20.

Act(s) name

Radiation Act 2005 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Regulations 2017 Victoria

Application process


Your application will need to include the application form and accompanying documentation that is relevant to the radiation source use. Please consult the Agency and their website for further details.

Lodgement process


Please lodge your full application directly with the Agency.

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
Phone: 1300 767 469
Fax: 1300 769 274
Website: Radiation Advisory Committee (Opens in new window)

Supporting information