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 $71.60

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $79.50

One year. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $151.10

Two years. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $214.70

Three years. Fees for 2023-24


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.

Additional information

You will need to notify the local registration authority if you intend to rely on automatic deemed registration (mutual recognition) to carry out activities that this licence permits.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Radiation Advisory Committee

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Supporting information