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.
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.
On 1 January 2015, all radiation management licences authorised to possess commercial tanning units will be cancelled. From this time onwards it will be an offence to conduct a commercial tanning practice.
The Victorian Government introduced an assistance package for commercial solaria businesses as part of the Victorian Government ban on commercial tanning practices from the end of 2014.
The package includes the offer to collect and dispose of commercial tanning units, a disposal assistance grant of $2000 per commercial tanning unit if the unit was collected before 30 June 2014 or $1000 if the unit is collected between 1 July and 31 December 2014 and a small business mentoring service.
The $2000 disposal assistance grant finalised on 30 June 2014. The collection and disposal service, the $1000 disposal assistance grant and the small business mentoring service is still available until 31 December 2014.
The Radiation Amendment Act 2013 commenced operation on 1 June 2014. The Act gives effect to the Victorian Governments decision to ban commercial tanning services from the end of 2014. It also strengthens the security around high consequence radioactive material.