Radiation user licence fees

A user licence fee can be calculated by using the tables and information below. A user licence fee comprises

  • the appropriate application fee
  • the applicable regulated material group (use Table 3 to assess which regulated material group is applicable to you) and the period of the user licence - one or three years (use Table 1 or 2).

Notes

  1. A simple application/variation is where all the required information is supplied to the EPA and the applicant has met all the relevant criteria for the user licence sought.
  2. Applications sent to the Radiation Advisory Council (RAC) are those which are non-standard (i.e. complex). This is where
    1. no specific qualifications have been identified
    2. the qualification, course or training completed, is not recognised by the EPA as acceptable. Information on qualifications that are acceptable to the EPA can be found on the Radiation user licence - criteria page.
    3. If your qualification is not listed on the EPA website your application will require the additional payment for an Radiation Advisory Council referral. If you have any questions contact the EPA at radiation@epa.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 9995 5959 before submitting your application.
  3. Where there are two or more categories of regulated material applied for, the higher of the fees applies.
  4. Please note a credit card payment fee of 0.4 per cent applies.

User licence - new application

Table 1: User licence application fees for new applications

New application and regulated material group category fees combined (see Table 3 below)

Group 1-year user licence 3-year user licence
Group 1 $181 $316
Group 2 $196 $362
Group 3 $241 $497

Non-standard (complex) applications (See Note 2):

When an application is referred to the Radiation Advisory Council an additional fee of $226 applies.

Multiple categories

When a licence requires more than one Group of regulated material to be added to the licence the applicable fee is determined by the fee for the highest Group on the licence.

Example

The application fee for a one year user licence that permits the use of Group 1 and Group 3 regulated material is $241.

Renewal of user licence

Table 2: User licence fees for renewal applications

Regulated material group category: renewal fee (only if there are no changes to the user licence)

Group 1-year user licence 3-year user licence
Group 1 $68 $203
Group 2 $83 $249
Group 3 $128 $384

Example

The renewal fee for a three year user licence that permits the use of Group 1 and Group 2 regulated material is $249.

Variation of user licence

User licence application fees for a variation to user licence

A variation fee of $113 applies when a licence is varied.

Non standard (complex) variations (See Note 2):

When a variation has to be referred to the Radiation Advisory Council for approval an additional fee of $226 applies.

Regulated Material

Table 3: Regulated material user licence groups

Group 1 regulated material
  • Radiation apparatus (except CT) used for dental diagnostic radiography or veterinary diagnostic radiography
  • Radiation apparatus (except CT) used for bone mineral analysis for medical diagnostic purposes
  • Radioactive substances used for veterinary purposes
  • Radiation apparatus or radioactive substance used for non-medical analytical or educational purposes
  • Portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) radiation apparatus used for analysis
  • Radioactive substance used in a portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser
  • Radiation apparatus or radioactive substance used for auditing or storage
  • Radiation apparatus used for detection of concealed items
  • Radiation apparatus or radioactive substance used for the purpose of administering the Act
  • Radioactive substance used for packaging for transport.
Group 2 regulated material
  • Radiation apparatus or radioactive substance used for quality assurance purposes
  • Radiation apparatus used for industrial fluoroscopy
  • Portable enclosed industrial radiation apparatus
  • Radioactive substance used for industrial gauging, maintaining a radioactive substances store or moisture and density determination
  • Computed tomography apparatus used for dental diagnostic purposes
  • Radiation apparatus or radioactive substance used for scientific or research purposes
  • Radioactive substance used for tracer studies (except studies on humans).
Group 3 regulated material
  • Radiation apparatus used for radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, radiation therapy, medical diagnostic radiography, dermatology, nuclear medicine technology, chiropractic radiography, medical fluoroscopy, radiation oncology physics or production of radionuclides
  • Radioactive substance used for radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, radiation oncology, ophthalmology, in vitro medical diagnosis or radiopharmacy
  • Radiation apparatus used for industrial radiography, borehole logging or installing or servicing radiation apparatus
  • Radioactive substance used for industrial radiography, borehole logging, or installing or servicing devices containing a radioactive substance
  • Radioactive apparatus or substance used for any other purposes not otherwise specified in this definition or the definition of Group 1 regulated material or Group 2 regulated material.
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