Use Licence - Radiation Sources - Victoria


You will need 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.

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:

  • be a natural person (yourself, not a body corporate)
  • provide evidence your appropriate qualifications and experience.

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 $66.60

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $74.10

One year. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $140.70

Two years. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $199.90

Three years. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Radiation Act 2005 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Regulations 2017 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please lodge your completed application directly with the Agency. Your application will need to include the application form and accompanying documentation that is relevant to the radiation source use.

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
Website: Radiation Advisory Committee (Opens in new window)

Supporting information