Radiation management licence - renewals and variations

Renewal of management licence

A 'sell only' management licence is valid for either one year or three years.

A management licence (to sell, possess, store or give away) is issued for a period of one year.

The management licence must be renewed by the renewal date or the management licence will expire.

There is a 60-day grace period in which the management licence may be renewed after it has expired. After the grace period has expired a management licence can no longer be renewed and a new application (with the additional application fee) must be lodged.

A valid management licence is required to sell, possess or store regulated material. During the grace period the regulated material is unlicensed. Failure to hold the required management licence is a serious offence under the Protection from Harmful Radiation Act 1990.

Variation of management licence

Variations to a management licence may include adding or removing regulated material.

A fee applies to vary a management licence.

Variations to a management licence must be made using eConnect EPA. Applications to vary a management licence will be assessed against the relevant criteria and a decision made to either grant or refuse the request.

Changes which are deemed to be minor variations to a management licence do not attract a fee. Minor variations must be made using eConnect EPA but no fee is applicable. Minor variations include:

  • change of address
  • changing contact details
  • removing regulated material from the licence.

When a licence is varied a revised management licence document is sent to the management licence holder. When adding new items to an existing licence, the items may be used while your application to add the items is being processed. Your application must be lodged within 7 days of receipt or transfer occurring.

If you are unsure if your proposed variation will require a formal variation, please contact the EPA's Regulatory and Compliance Support Unit on (02) 9995 5959 for clarification.

Use eConnect EPA to renew, vary or update a radiation management licence online.

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