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


You will require this registration if operate a premises where any irradiating apparatus or prescribed emitting electronic product will be manufactured, used or stored. You will also require this registration if your premises is 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 require 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 and the premises where that equipment or products are manufactured, used, stored or otherwise dealt with must be registered.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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:

  • 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
  • be a fit and proper person
  • provide the names, qualifications and relevant training of all persons who will be using the substances
  • nominate a person to act as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
  • provide any other information required by the Agency.

The Agency may refuse to grant your registration if you fail to meet any safety requirements. The Agency may also refuse to grant your application if your proposed use substance is unlikely to produce a net benefit, or has insufficient justification when weighed against the potential risks.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1 or 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Fees are listed on the application form.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

The Secretary

Radiological Council

Mailing address: 189 Royal Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: Locked Bag 2006
Western Australia 6009
Phone: 08 9222 2000
Website: Radiological Council (Opens in new window)