The Radiation Amendment Act 2013 was recently passed by the Victorian Parliament. It will commence 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.
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 17 December 2013, the Minister for Health announced an assistance package for commercial solaria businesses as part of the Victorian Government ban on commercial tanning practices from the end of 2014.
The Department of Health, Commercial Tanning Practices Assistance Package is now available. The package includes the offer to collect and dispose of commercial tanning units, a disposal assistance grant of $2000 per commercial tanning unit if collected before 30 June 2014 or $1000 if collected between 1 July and 31 December 2014 and a small business mentoring service.