Radiation Safety Fees and Regulations Review 2021

The Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety (ORS) administers the Radiation Safety Act 2016 and the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 (see below). ORS is conducting its three-yearly review of fees paid under the Regulations.

Public consultation on the proposed new fees and other amendments to the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 (the Regulations) closed on Friday 29 April 2022. Once we’ve considered the submissions we’ll post a summary statement on this page. 

Our review of the fees paid under the Regulations found the current fees don’t cover the costs of administering the Act. As a result, new fees are proposed . 

The review also identified a small number of amendments to improve the general safety provisions of the Regulations. 

The consultation document provides a report on the fees review, including an outline of the costs of regulation.  An independent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand on the method for calculating the new fees is also provided.

Once we’ve finished considering all the in-scope submissions , we will develop proposals to amend the Regulations.  All going well, the amendments will be in place by the end of 2022. If you have specific queries about the proposed changes to the Regulations, you can contact us by email at RadiationSafetyFees&[email protected].


The Radiation Safety Regulations 2016, including the current fee structure, were established in 2017. 

The Radiation Safety Act 2016 came into force at the same time.

More information on the public consultation that informed the current Regulations can be found on the Ministry of Health’s Proposed Radiation Safety Regulations consultation document.

Review of Radiation Safety Fees and Regulations

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