The Ministry of Health’s Office of Radiation Safety administers the Radiation Safety Act 2016 and the Radiation Safety Regulations 2016 on behalf of the New Zealand Government. This legislation controls all dealings with ionising radiation.
The legislation requires the following:
- owners of radiation sources must hold a source licence authorising them to manage and control those sources
- owners must also register controlled radiation sources with the Office of Radiation Safety
- users of radiation sources must hold a use licence unless their use is otherwise authorised by the Act or regulations
- importers and exporters of radioactive material must obtain a consent.
We are making good progress with relocating The Office of Radiation Safety to Wellington. Applications for two Regulatory Administrators and one Regulatory Advisor have been received and are under review.
Please continue to log all your inquiries at email@example.com. This in-box is checked regularly. During relocation, we are doing our best to respond to your inquiry within 3-5 working days. Thank you for your understanding. If your matter is urgent, please call the urgent enquiries contact number 021 564 019. For Radiation Emergencies please contact 021 393 632. This phone number is available 24 hours.
Radiation Safety Advisory Council
The Radiation Safety Advisory Council is a Ministerial-appointed Council established under the Radiation Safety Act 2016. This Council is responsible for providing advice to the Minister of Health and Director for Radiation Safety on matters relating to or affecting radiation safety, and standards relating to radiation safety.
Applications for the Radiation Safety Advisory Council (Policy and Advisory) positions have now been received and are under review.