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 that authorise the possession of commercial tanning units will be cancelled. From this date forward it will be an offence to possess or sell a commercial tanning unit or conduct a commercial tanning practice.
The Commercial Tanning Practices Assistance Package will finish on 31 December 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 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.