Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety section of the Health Protection Service (HPS) helps enforce the principles of radiation protection.

In the event of an emergency, please contact us 24 hours a day on 02 9962 8612.

The Radiation Safety section of the Health Protection Service (HPS) helps enforce the principles of radiation protection. This includes the process of Justification, Optimisation and Limitation.

We are responsible for the following outcomes:

  • ensuring radiation exposures to the community are As Low As Reasonable Achievable (ALARA)
  • issuing Radiation Licenses and the registration of Radiation Sources in line with the Radiation Council (see below).
  • regulating the use, supply and service of ionising and non-ionising radiation in medical, research and industrial applications
  • regulating the safe use, transport, storage and disposal of radioactive substances
  • providing scientific and technical advice about radiation safety to the ACT community and the Minister for Health

We also manage the Radiation Protection Act 2006 and the Radiation Protection Regulation 2007.

Please contact us for more information on 02 6205 1700 or hps@act.gov.au. Our fax number is 02 6205 1705.

Find us at the Howard Florey Centenary House, 25 Mulley Street, Holder, ACT 2611

Radiation Safety Training

The Canberra Hospital offers an annual radiation safety course for medical practitioners in fluoroscopy.

The course is suitable for medical practitioners in cardiology, urology, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, pain management and related disciplines.

Please contact us for more information.

Radiation Council

The ACT Radiation Council is established under the Radiation Protection Act 2006. The Council works in conjunction with the HPS to oversee the issuing of Radiation Licences and the registration of Radiation Sources.

The Council meets every 6 weeks. Please see a list of meeting dates below.

  • 7 November 2018
  • 19 December 2018

All licence and registration applications must be received by HPS at least 7 days before a scheduled meeting.

Please contact the Radiation Council on 02 6205 1700 or hps@act.gov.au

Our postal address is: Secretary, Radiation Council, Health Protection Service, Locked Bag 5005, Weston Creek ACT 2611

Page last updated on: 2 Oct 2018