The Radiation Control Act 1990 and Radiation Control Regulation 2003 provide for the licensing of the use or sale and/or possession of radiation apparatus and/or radioactive substances and for conditions of licence to be imposed.
The purpose of licensing is:
- to regulate, restrict or prohibit the use, sale and possession of radiation apparatus and radioactive substances to protect the community and the environment from exposure to radiation
- to ensure that those who use, sell and/or possess radiation apparatus and radioactive substances meet certain minimum standards of expertise when using radiation.
This information has been prepared to help applicants for a NSW radiation licence understand the requirements of the Act and its Regulation and to answer common questions about licensing.
Types of licences
Two types of radiation licence are available:
Individuals may apply for either type of licence but companies are only eligible for a licence to sell and/or possess.
Incomplete applications for a licence cannot be processed and will be returned. Also be sure to pay the appropriate fee.
Page last updated: 11 September 2012