Department of Health

Key messages

  • A use licence is required to operate (use) radiation sources/units within Victoria.
  • This page details the information and the form required for a service technician to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of various radiation sources.
  • Supporting documents are required when submitting an application for a use licence.
  • You are not authorised to use a radiation source until you receive your licence certificate.

Overview

A use licence allows an individual to use specific types of a radiation sources for a specific purpose. Failure to hold the required use licence is an offence under the Radiation Act 2005.

This page details the information and the form required for a service technician to apply for or vary an existing use licence in relation to the use of various radiation sources.

Applicants seeking a licence to use radiation sources must meet certain prerequisites prior to being issued with a use licence.

Do you need a use licence?

Before you apply for a radiation use licence read the full exemptions to check if you are exempt from the requirement to hold a use licence. 

If you are unsure whether you require a licence, we recommend that, prior to lodging an application. You can email the department via radiation.safety@health.vic.gov.au with a description of your proposed activity to clarify your licensing requirements

Prerequisites: what information do I include with my application?

All of the following information must be included with your application to use radiation sources (various):

  • evidence of training in the type of equipment proposed to be serviced, and 
  • evidence of completion of a recognised course in radiation safety, appropriate to the sources proposed to be used - see details under Recognised training courses. (Recognised Course IND4).

Recognised training courses

Radiation apparatus Course number Course title Course provider / Contact details
Diagnostic 
X-ray Equipment
IND4-1 Radiation Safety in the Installation and Maintenance of X-ray Equipment RadTest AUSTRALIA
Contact: Emily Cracknell
Presenter: Steve Crosling
Phone: 03 9718 1110
Email: emily@radtest.com.au
  IND4-2  Radiation Safety X-ray equipment servicing  Jonathon Thwaites
255 Marmion Street
COTTESLOE WA 6011
Telephone: (08) 9384 6098
Mobile: 0419 924 355
Email: jonathon.thwaites@uwa.edu.au 
  IND4-3  Radiation safety (X-ray installers) course  Dr Kent Gregory
SA Radiation Pty Ltd
Mobile: 0410 388 018
Email: kent@saradiation.com.au
Web: www.saradiation.com.au
Fixed Gauges IND4-4 Radiation Safety Training Course - Fixed Gauges Dr Kent Gregory
SA Radiation Pty Ltd
Mobile: 0410 388 018
Email: kent@saradiation.com.au Web: www.saradiation.com.au
IND4-5 Radiation Awareness and Fixed Gauges SGS Australian 10/585 Blackburn Rd
Notting Hill VIC 3168
Phone: (03) 9574 3200
Email: AU.Radiation.Info@sgs.com
IND4-6 Radiation Safety & Fixed Gauges - 2 day course Mr Darren Billingsley
DBH Radiation Pty Ltd
Phone: (03) 9687 3167
Mobile: 0418 804 805
Email: darren@dbhradiation.com.au
Web: DBH Radiation
Cabinet X-ray ND4-7 General Radiation Awareness for Cabinet X-ray screening systems SGS Australian 10/585 Blackburn Rd
Notting Hill VIC 3168
Phone: (03) 9574 3200
Email:  AU.Radiation.Info@sgs.com
Radiation Safety and Cabinet X-ray Machines Scott Automation & Robotics
10 Lillee Crescent,
TULLAMARINE VIC 3043
Contact: Dr Rob Lewis
Phone: 03 9335 4344
Email: RLewis@scottautomation.com
Web: scottautomation.com
Radiation Safety & Cabinet X-ray Units - 1-day course
 

Mr Darren Billingsley
DBH Radiation Pty Ltd
Phone: (03) 9687 3167
Mobile: 0418 804 805
Email: darren@dbhradiation.com.au
Web: DBH Radiation

X-ray Analysis IND4-8 General Radiation Awareness and X-ray Analysis SGS Australian 10/585 Blackburn Rd
Notting Hill VIC 3168
Phone: (03) 9574 3200
Email:  AU.Radiation.Info@sgs.com
IND4-9 Radiation Safety & X-ray Analysis Systems- 1-day course Mr Darren Billingsley
DBH Radiation Pty Ltd
Phone: (03) 9687 3167
Mobile: 0418 804 805
Email: darren@dbhradiation.com.au
Web: DBH Radiation

Mutual recognition

A person who is registered in an equivalent occupation in another state or territory or New Zealand may be entitled to apply to the department under the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 for a licence to use radiation sources in Victoria related to their occupations.

For more information view the mutual recognition arrangements page.

Conditions of licence and other relevant documents

Compliance with Mandatory radiation safety requirements for use licence holders is a condition of use licences issued to service technicians and applicants must be familiar with these requirements.

Licence durations, licence fees, assessment process and timeframes

See the general information on use licences section for more information.

Apply for a use licence or apply to vary an existing licence

Before you apply for a use licence it is important that you read the FAQs about the new licensing portal to assist you with lodging an application.

Once you familiarise yourself with the prerequisites for licensing you can apply using the licensing portal.  

Apply for a use licence or apply to vary a licence

Reviewed 16 November 2022

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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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