Department of Health

Key messages

  • All management licences issued by the department permitting the possession of a radiation source requires the licence holder to notify the department after taking possession of the radiation source.

The management licence holder must ensure the department is notified of the acquisition of a radiation source using the online formExternal Link within:

  • 24 hours for taking possession of high consequence sealed sources as defined by the Radiation Act 2005, and
  • 14 days for taking possession of ionising radiation apparatus (e.g. X-ray units), and
  • 14 days for other types of sealed sources, sealed-source apparatus or other types of radioactive material.

Note that the department does not require notification for the acquisition of unsealed radionuclides or radiopharmaceuticals.

Reviewed 05 March 2019


Contact details

Our phone service is available Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 1.00pm or we can be contacted via email. 

Radiation Safety Department of Health GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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