Registration to Manufacture, Possess and Store Radioactive Substances - Western Australia


You will need this registration if you intend to operate premises that manufacture, use, or store a radioactive substance.

A radioactive substance is any article that has been manufactured or subjected to any artificial treatment or process that contains more than the maximum prescribed concentration of any radioactive element.

All non-exempt radioactive substances and the premises where those substances are manufactured, used, stored or otherwise dealt with (including dealing with radioactive waste) must be registered. However, premises do not have to be registered if the radioactive substance is only stored there for less than 24 hours, in transit between two other locations and packages containing radioactive substances are kept under the control of a person who holds a licence for the storage or transport of radioactive substances and in a part of the premises to which the public does not have access.

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).

Your nominated RSO may need to attend an appropriate radiation safety training course, pass an examination in radiation safety, and may need to hold a licence as the person responsible for the use of radiation on the premises.


1 or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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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, or further enquiry is necessary, or if special consideration is needed.

Administering agency

Radiological Council

Contact details

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