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Hire of radiation meters

We offer two types of meters you can hire to measure radiation in and around your home

Magnetic field meter

Image of ELF milligauss meter You can hire a magnetic field meter from us to measure the strength of magnetic fields generated by the passage of mains electricity. The magnetic field meter is a hand held device with a digital display that reads in units of milligauss (mG). The magnetic field meter is not suitable for the measurement of radiofrequency fields emitted from telecommunications sources such as mobile phones, mobile phone towers, Wi-Fi, smart meters, etc.

Magnetic Field Meter Hire Form Agreement (updated June 2017):
PDF iconMagnetic field meter hire form
FileMagnetic field meter hire form

Read more about measuring magnetic fields and how to use the meter.

Ionising radiation meter

Image of Rados gamma radiation meter You can hire a meter from us to measure ionising radiation around your home. The Ionising Radiation Meter is a handheld device with a digital display that measures gamma radiation dose and dose rate.

Radiation dose is measured in units of microSieverts (µSv). Radiation dose rate is measured in units of microSieverts per hour (µSv/h).

Ionising Radiation Meter Hire Form Agreement (updated June 2017):
PDF iconIonising radiation meter hire form
FileIonising radiation meter hire form

User guide for the Ionising Radiation Meter (updated September 2016):
PDF iconGuide to using Rados RDS-120 Ionising Radiation Meter
Microsoft Office document iconGuide to using Rados RDS-120 Ionising Radiation Meter  

Please send your completed hire form agreement to:

Meter hire
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
619 Lower Plenty Road
Yallambie VIC 3085

Email: infoatarpansa.gov.au

As meters are in high demand you may wish to contact us to find out when a meter is likely to be available. Following receipt of a completed Hire Agreement Form, ARPANSA will contact you when a meter becomes available to make sure you still require it.