Businesses using radiation sources
Page content: Management licences | Exemptions | Prerequisites for licensing | Processing times | Prescribed fees and serious offences | Application forms | Solaria | Department initiated variations | Disposal | Equipment testing | Incident reporting | Mandatory radiation safety requirements | Research | Sale of radiation sources | Security of radioactive material | Security screening | Transport of radioactive material
Management licences must be held by the person, in most cases a company, who conducts a radiation practice such as:
- Possession of a radiation source (e.g. an X-ray unit, a commercial tanning unit or radioactive material)
- Transport of radioactive material
For detailed information about what a management licence is and how to apply for a management licence, refer to the following document ‘About radiation management licences’.
There are some exemptions that have been made by the Secretary of the Department to exempt persons from some licensing requirements in certain circumstances.Exemption - Iroquois (Huey) Helicopter
There are certain requirements that must be met and information that must be provided with a management licence application. Refer to the following document ‘What do I need to include with my application for a licence - management?’ before you submit an application. Your application may be rejected if you have not met the prerequisites.
The following document provides information on how your application will be processed and graphs of our average processing times.
There are prescribed fees for licences which consist of an application fee and a licence fee. Licence fees vary depending on the nature of the radiation source involved and the length of the licence. There are prescribed fees for licence variations and transfers.
A management licence must be held by an individual or a company before they conduct the radiation practice (for example, before they take possession of the radiation source). Failure to hold the required management licence is a serious offence against the Radiation Act 2005.
The following smart forms are to be used for submitting an application for a new management licence, variation to an existing management licence, transfer of an existing management licence or notification of acquisition, disposal or relocation of a radiation source.
It is essential to read the above ‘About radiation management licence’ and ‘What do I need to include with my management licence’ documents before submitting an application.
Application for a new management licence (574kb, smart form)
Application to vary or transfer a management licence (583kb, smart form)
Notification of the acquisition or disposal of a radiation source (363kb, smart form)
Disposal application form - Management Licence holder who is authorised to possess a sealed source or a sealed source apparatus
Disposal application form - Management Licence holder who is authorised as a source disposal facilitator
Disposal application form - Management Licence holder who is transferring ownership of a sealed source or sealed source apparatus
Disposal application form - Management Licence holder who is relocating a Security Category 1, 2 or 3 sealed source or a Security Category 1, 2 or 3 sealed source apparatus interstate
The Victorian Government has announced, through the release of the Skin Cancer Prevention Framework 2013 – 2017, that commercial tanning units will be banned in Victoria from 31 December 2014, in line with similar provisions in New South Wales and South Australia.The following document provides further details regarding the ban on commercial tanning units.
The following information and documents are specific to businesses conducting solaria practices.
The following document provides information in relation to the disposal of X-ray equipment.
The following document specifies the mandatory requirements in relation to the disposal of radioactive material for management licence holders.Disposal of radioactive material
Refer to the following document for information about equipment testing for prescribed sources. The department maintains a list of the approved testers who are available to test radiation sources on a fee for service basis.Equipment testing and compliance certificates
Requirements for the mandatory reporting of radiation incidents and incident report form.
Guidelines for research involving irradiation of persons and research project application forms.
Research involving irradiation of persons guidelines
Application for authorisation to conduct a research project
Notification of a research project where the dose constraints will not be exceeded
Approved Medical Physicists
Sale of radiation sources - Management licence holder's obligations
Information about the security of high consequence radioactive material.
Security screening - Management licence holder's obligations
The Department has published the ‘Regulation of Transport of Radioactive Material’ to provide more detail about the Victorian approach to this practice. All applicants and licence holders are strongly encouraged to read the documents below.