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Approval to Acquire a radiation source

The acquisition of radiation sources is regulated under the Radiation Safety Act 1999 to minimise the risks associated with radiation.

We do not currently have standard routines for issuing licences for your industry.

Depending on your circumstances your licence and approval requirements may vary. Contact Radiation Health using the 'pre-application' enquiry option to get guidance on requirements for your situation or proposal.

Who needs this approval?

Every time you seek to purchase or otherwise obtain a new industrial radiography source for your business you will need to hold an Approval to Acquire the radiation source before you can take overall ownership and control. Your Possession Licence will detail the type of radiation source you are allowed to possess and what type of radiation practice it can be used for.

Acquire a radiation source

To purchase or otherwise obtain a particular type of radiation source you will need to complete the associated form.

Apply for an Approval to Acquire:

Your application needs to include:

  • your Possession Licence number and expiry date
  • details of the radiation source and supplier (including radionuclide, chemical form and activity for radioactive substances)
  • details of how any radioactive substance will eventually be disposed of (where applicable)
  • a copy of the sealed radioactive substance certificate from the manufacturer (where applicable).

Approval duration

Time limited approval is granted to allow the change of ownership and transfer of control of the radiation source to occur. Approval durations generally last 1 month to allow the physical transfer to occur.

Fees

You will need to pay an application fee.

See Schedule of fees to determine the fee you will need to pay. Your form will only be considered a complete application once the appropriate fee has been paid.

Apply for an Approval to Acquire radiation equipment

Application for an Approval to Acquire a radiation apparatus (PDF 1195 kB)

Use this form each time you seek to purchase or otherwise obtain radiation equipment.

Apply for an Approval to Acquire a sealed radioactive substance

Application for an Approval to Acquire a sealed radioactive substance (PDF 1200 kB)

Use this form each time you seek to purchase or otherwise obtain a sealed radioactive substance.

Apply for Approval to Acquire an unsealed radioactive substance

Application for an Approval to Acquire an unsealed radioactive substance (PDF 1284 kB)

Use this form each time you seek to purchase or otherwise obtain an unsealed radioactive substance or iodine-125 seeds.

Approval duration for unsealed radioactive substances

You can apply for approval to obtain a substance once. You can also apply for an approval that allows you to continue to obtain a substance over a duration within your Possession Licence term.

Last updated: 4 December 2020