Department of Health and Human Services

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This site provides information about the Department of Health & Human Services 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.

What's new

Proposed New National Code of Practice

A draft 'Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations' has been released by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency for comment. The draft Code describes proposed mandatory requirements for planned uses of radiation sources and has the potential to impact on all radiation management licence holders.

Proposed Radiation Amendment Regulations and Legislative Instruments

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.

Ban on Commercial Tanning Practices

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.