This site provides information about the Department of Health's role in protecting workers, the public and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.
It includes information about the Victorian Radiation Act 2005 and licencing requirements to use radiation sources (a 'use licence') or for conducting a radiation practice (a 'management licence'). Information is also provided on how to apply for a licence.
The Radiation Amendment Act 2013 commenced operation on 1 June 2014. The Act gives effect to the decision to ban commercial tanning services from the end of 2014. It also strengthens the security around high consequence radioactive material.
Radiation Amendment Regulations and three legislative instruments have been proposed to prescribe certain matters needed to implement parts of the Act.
On 1 January 2015, all radiation management licences that authorise the possession of commercial tanning units were cancelled. It is now an offence to possess or sell a commercial tanning unit or conduct a commercial tanning practice.
The Commercial Tanning Practices Assistance Package finished on 31 December 2014.
The Radiation Act 2005 annual report for the financial year ending 30 June 2014 has been published. This report describes the activities of the Secretary of the Department of Health for the financial year from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.