Source licences and fees for non-medical and veterinary purposes

Find out about specific activity categories and fees payable.

Categories and fees

Source licence application forms are available at the bottom of this page. Information for applicants on source licence categories and fees is available in the table below.    

The application fees for establishing a new (first time) source licence are higher for the first year of the authorisation. Applicants wishing to establish a new source licence need to use a New Source Licence application form to ensure that the necessary information is provided to establish the authorisation. Application fees for the renewal or variation of an existing source licence do not include the higher fee for the first year of the authorisation. Applicants wishing to renew or vary an existing source licence need to use a Renewal or Variation of a Source Licence application form.

The table below provides an indication of the practices or activities that may be included in compliance monitoring categories. The information is provided for the guidance of applicants only. Following the assessment of any application received, the Director for Radiation Safety reserves the powers set out in the Radiation Safety Act 2016 to determine the correct compliance monitoring category to apply to any source licence that is granted.

Category code Compliance monitoring category Indication of practices or activities that may be included in the compliance monitoring category Annual fee (including GST) for the first authorisation year of a new source licence (ie, for the first year only of a new source licence only Annual fee (including GST) for all other authorisation years (ie, the second and third year of a new source licence, if any, and for all years of a renewed source licence)
Non-medical 1A Industrial radiography, the practice of X-ray irradiation, and any non-medical practice involving high-activity radioactive material

Industrial radiography using radioactive material

X-ray irradiation

Blood irradiation

Research irradiation

Any other use or manufacture (other than by cyclotron) of high-activity radioactive material. 

$4,305.60 $4034.20
Non-medical 1B Production of unsealed radioactive material using a cyclotron Production of unsealed radioactive material using a cyclotron.   $4,305.60 $4034.20
Non-medical 2A Any non-medical practice involving irradiating apparatus or low activity radioactive material, or both (excluding industrial radiography using radioactive material, X-ray irradiation, and the production of unsealed radioactive material using a cyclotron)

Industrial radiography using X-ray only

Well-logging

Veterinary practice using unsealed radioactive material

Veterinary practice using fluoroscopy or irradiating apparatus that utilises computed tomography

Non-medical use of a linear accelerator (LINAC)

Any other practice, activity or manufacture (other than by cyclotron) of low-activity unsealed radioactive material (including for testing, research, or teaching).  

$2,220.65 $1,949.25
Non-medical 3A Any non-medical practice involving irradiating apparatus or low activity radioactive material that is sealed radioactive material, or both (excluding industrial radiography, X-ray irradiation, the production of unsealed radioactive material using a cyclotron, veterinary diagnosis or practice, well logging, and the use of particle accelerators)

Human imaging for non-medical purposes

Use or storage of fixed nuclear gauges that contain sealed radioactive material

Use or storage of portable nuclear gauges that contain sealed radioactive material

Use or storage of radioluminescent material or equipment containing radioluminescent material

Use or storage of gaseous tritium light sources

Use or storage of low activity sources for installation and servicing, medical physics purposes and static elimination

Use of pulse-generated portable security inspection systems

$1,527.20 $1,255.80
Non-medical 4A Veterinary diagnosis (excluding the use of radioactive material) Veterinary diagnosis using general radiography (X-ray only).   $1,261.55 $990.15
Non-medical 5A Any non-medical practice involving irradiating apparatus (excluding industrial radiography, X-ray irradiation, veterinary diagnosis or practice, well logging, the use of particle accelerators, human imaging, and the use of pulse-generated portable security inspection systems)

X-ray baggage inspection

Use or storage of laboratory and precious metal analysis equipment (X-ray only)

Use or storage of industrial measurement and monitoring equipment (X-ray only)

Use or storage of DEXA equipment for non-patients

Installation of irradiating apparatus   

$1,141.95 $870.55

Application forms – From 28 June 2023

Apply for a new source licence

Apply for a renewal or variation of a source licence

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