Welcome to govCMS

We are the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety. We protect the Australian people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation through understanding risks, best practice regulation, research, policy, services, partnerships and engaging with the community.

What's New

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25 September 2019

Part of ARPANSA’s role is the regulation of all Commonwealth entities that use radiation. Regulation ensures compliance with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 and associated Regulations (2018) and is supported by a series of regulatory guides.

Image of person using their phone
17 September 2019

In December 2018, the British Medical Journal Open published a scientific study led by ARPANSA investigating the relationship between brain cancer and mobile phone use.
Since the publication of the original study, the authors have conducted further analysis of additional age groups.

Installation of the UV sensor in Emerald, Queensland
28 August 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the newest location in our ultraviolet (UV) radiation monitoring network is now online. Emerald is the fourth location in Queensland to join our network of real-time UV data.