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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.

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Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement: IPLs and Lasers for Cosmetic or Beauty Therapy

A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement to cover the use of Intense Pulsed Light Sources (IPLs) and Lasers for Cosmetic or Beauty Therapy has been released for comment by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency. The Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement canvasses what is seen as the nature of the problem and presents a case for intervention.

National Radiation Health Committee Statement on changes to occupational dose limit for lens on the eye

The National Radiation Health Committee has issued recommendations on a reduced occupational dose limit to the eye.

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

Radiation Amendment Regulations and three legislative instruments have been proposed to prescribe certain matters needed to implement parts of the Radiation Amendment Act 2013, which commenced operation on 1 June 2014.

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.