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Radiation Health - Licencing information for non-health related practices - Industrial gauging practices

This page provides advice on how to apply for a licence to possess radiation sources (ie. radioactive substances or x-ray equipment) for industrial gauging. A use licence is not required to use radiation sources for industrial gauging.

Possession licence application kit

A possession licence, issued under the Radiation Safety Act 1999, is required to be held to possess a radiation source for industrial gauging.

To apply for a possession licence, the following steps should be followed:

Step 1

Download and complete the applicable 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: 11 December 2014