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Borehole logging practices - Radiation Health

This page provides advice on how to apply for licences to possess and use radiation sources for borehole logging.

Use licence application kit

Any person who uses radioactive substances or radiation apparatus in borehole logging equipment must hold an appropriate use licence. To apply for a licence, the following steps should be followed:

Step 1

Download and complete the application form:

If a person wishes to use a security enhanced source, that person will need to undergo a security and criminal history check. To enable this check to be conducted, download and complete the application form:

Step 2

Refer to the following information sheet for details on the licensing criteria for this practice.

Step 3

Submit the completed application forms, with verification of qualifications and experience as requested by the licensing criteria information sheet, to Radiation Health. The prescribed fees must accompany the applications.

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Possession licence application kit

A possession licence, issued under the Radiation Safety Act 1999, is required to be held to possess radiation sources in borehole logging equipment. To apply for a licence, the following steps should be followed:

Step 1

Download and complete the application form:

Step 2

Develop a radiation safety and protection plan which details the radiation protection measures that will be conducted by your practice. Information to assist in the development of such a plan is available, as follows:

The preparation of radiation safety and protection plans may be assisted by procuring the services of a consultant. The following is a list of consultants who have advised the department that they are able to provide consultative services to assist applicants and possession licensees in the preparation of radiation safety and protection plans.

Step 3

Submit the completed application form, with a signed and dated radiation safety and protection plan, to Radiation Health. The prescribed fee must accompany the application.

Step 4

Once a possession licence has been granted, submit a completed Application for approval to acquire to Radiation Health. The prescribed fee must accompany the application.

Information sheets

The following links provide some background information on the legislated requirements applicable to possession licence applicants:

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Last updated: 30 April 2015