Source licences for non-medical and veterinary purposes

Find out about specific activity categories and fees payable.

Categories and fees

The examples in the table below are informative only. Depending on the risk profile associated with the proposed activities and types of radiation sources, the Director for Radiation Safety may suggest a different category per location or impose conditions on a source licence that the Director considers appropriate. 

Category Examples of activity and source type Annual fee (GST inclusive) valid until 7 March 2023
Non‑medical 1 Industrial radiography or any non-medical practice involving high-activity radioactive material including:
  • industrial gamma sterilisation
  • scientific research or other activities with high activity radioactive material
  • blood irradiation
Non-medical 2 Production of unsealed radioactive material using a cyclotron $1,505.35
Non-medical 3 Irradiating apparatus or low activity sealed or unsealed sources used for:
  • well logging
  • veterinary diagnosis and treatment with unsealed radioactive material
Non-medical 4 Irradiating apparatus or low activity sealed sources Density, thickness or level gauges such as nuclear soil/moisture density meters $600.30
Non-medical 5 Veterinary diagnosis with X-ray radiology equipment only $485.30
Non-medical 6 Irradiating apparatus or low activity sealed sources
  • X-ray analysis or inspection equipment
  • Static elimination
  • Bone densitometers
  • Hand-held XRFs
  • Installation and servicing
  • Other activities associated with the use of low-activity sources

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