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Radiation Health, Health Protection Unit

Welcome to the Radiation Health website.

Radiation Health is the government's radiation safety agency. It has statewide policy, licensing and legislative responsibility for radiation health standards and radiation safety. Radiation Health is part of the Health Service and Clinical Innovation Division. It provides scientific and technical advice to all Queenslanders on all ionising and non-ionising radiation safety matters in the interest of minimising health risks and protection of the environment.

Radiation Health administers Queensland's Radiation Safety Act 1999 and the Radiation Safety Regulation 2010, which regulates some sources of ionising and non-ionising radiation.

For the purposes of the Diagnostic Radiography Protocol (PDF, 324KB) the following is the link to the register of registered nurses authorised to request diagnostic radiography: Register of authorised nurses.

For information on licence application time frames, please use the following link: Licence application processing time frames.

Please contact Radiation Health if you would like to discuss any of the information on this website, or if you require any further information.

Last Updated: 25 March 2014
Last Reviewed: 08 October 2013