Act and Regulations

The present legislation comprises the —

  • Radiation Safety Act 1975
  • Radiation Safety (General) Regulations 1983
  • Radiation Safety (Qualifications) Regulations 1980
  • Radiation Safety (Transport of Radioactive Substances) Regulations 2002

The Radiological Council is also required to note the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Storage and Transportation (Prohibition) Act 1999 but is not responsible for its administration.

Copies of the Act and Regulations with the most recent amendments may be viewed at the website of the State Law Publisher [external website].


Codes of Practice and Radiation Standards

The National Codes of Practice and Radiation Protection Standards are available for download through the website of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency [external website]. These documents may be cited directly in the Regulations, or in the Condtions, Restrictions and Limitations imposed on registrations and licences.


Page last revised: 26 October 2011