Radiation security assessors

The EPA accredits radiation security assessors to perform certain functions relating to source security plans and source transport security plans prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Radiation Control Act 1990.

Plans must be reviewed by an assessor accredited by the EPA. The assessor must endorse the plan by stating that it satisfactorily sets out how the source will be protected from unauthorised access and that the plan meets all the requirements for security plans set out in the Act and Regulation.

When changes to the security or classification of a source occur, a revised plan must be re-endorsed by an assessor. In the case of some minor amendments that do not change the security measures that apply to the source, re-endorsement is not required. Source security plans and source transport security plans provide more details.

Accredited radiation security assessors

The Radiation Control Act 1990 requires that a person must not carry on any of the activities prescribed as activities of a radiation security assessor unless they have been accredited by the EPA as a Radiation Security Assessor (RSA).

The Radiation Control Regulation 2013 prescribes the activities of an Radiation Security Assessor. A Radiation Security Assessor can only undertake activities as provided in their conditions of accreditation.

The EPA accredits individuals who:

  • are a Nationally Accredited Radiation Security Advisor accredited by Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) under the national radiation security advisors accreditation scheme. For further information refer to ARPANSA security of radioactive material. Enquiries may also be directed to ARPANSA's Security and Community Safety Team: sourcesecurity@arpansa.gov.au.
  • provide certification of successful completion of the ARPANSA accredited course: Vocational Graduate Certificate in Radiation Security.

To apply for accreditation as a Radiation Security Assessor complete the form Application for accreditation - Radiation Security Assessor (DOCX 68KB).

Fees for accreditations

There is credit card payment fee of 0.4%.

  • The application fee for a new accreditation is $482. An additional fee of $240 applies if the application is complex and is referred to the Radiation Advisory Council.
  • The fee for a 1 year renewal is $361.
  • The fee for a simple variation to an accreditation is $121. An additional fee of $240 applies to non-standard (complex) applications that are referred to the Radiation Advisory Council. 

The applications process usually takes seven working days.

For any enquiries please contact the Regulatory and Compliance Support Unit on 9995 5700 or at dgrp.licensing@epa.nsw.gov.au

Accredited radiation security assessors




Contact number

Greg Breen

Murrumbateman 2582


0448 880 192

Michael Dever

Weetangera 2614


0419 252 839

David Eddleston

Braddon 2612


0411 076 243

Chris La Greca Sydney 2000 clagreca@ipp.com.au (02) 8272 7200
Peter Bourke Hughes 2605 pbourke@tpgi.com.au  0403 646 955
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