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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

Australian Radiation Incident Register
1 August 2019

ARPANSA collates and publishes an annual report on radiation incidents in Australia. This report is produced with input from various radiation regulators around the country, based on incidents submitted to them and any subsequent investigations they carry out.

Man and woman working at an outdoor construction site
15 July 2019

In Australia, skin cancer accounts for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers each year and UV radiation from the sun is one of the leading causes of skin cancer. With high UV radiation year-round in many parts of Australia, people who regularly work outside face a higher risk of developing cancer from sun exposure.

A woman shaking hands with a man in a wood-panelled room.
9 July 2019

Dr Gillian Hirth, deputy CEO and Head of ARPANSA's Radiation Health Services Branch, has been elected as Chair of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) for the 66th and 67th sessions