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Registration to Manufacture, Possess and Store Irradiating Apparatus or Electronic Products - Western Australia


You will need this registration to operate premises where any irradiating apparatus or prescribed electronic product will be manufactured, operated, used or stored. You will also need this registration if your premises are likely to be affected by the use of an irradiating apparatus or electronic product.

An irradiating apparatus is any apparatus capable of producing ionising radiation of any prescribed type, or capable of accelerating atomic particles under any prescribed conditions (such as X-ray equipment).

An electronic product is a manufactured article that produces ionising, non-ionising, electro-magnetic or particulate radiation, or any sonic, infrasonic or ultrasonic wave. Prescribed electronic products that need registration are:

  • transilluminators
  • class 4 lasers
  • single pulsed class 3B lasers
  • class 3B lasers with average output power greater than 5 megawatts
  • sun tanning units.

Microwave ovens and class 1, class 2, class 3B (other than those specified above) or class 3R lasers are exempt from this registration.

Each item of equipment, product and the premises where that equipment or product is manufactured, used, stored or otherwise dealt with must be registered.

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 registration you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • ensure that your premises have been constructed and equipped with the essential services installed and finished to a standard acceptable by the Agency
  • ensure that your premises are adequately safeguarded
  • nominate a person to act as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).


1 or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Radiation Safety Act 1975 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983 Western Australia

Approval time

Approximately 10 working days unless the application is incomplete, further enquiry is necessary, or if special consideration is required.

Administering agency

Radiological Council

Contact details

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