What is the Australian National Radiation Dose Register?
The Australian National Radiation Dose Register (ANRDR) is a database designed to store and maintain radiation dose records for occupationally exposed workers. The ANRDR was launched in 2011 for the Australian uranium mining and milling industry. We now accept dose records from all industries working with radiation, including the mining, medical, veterinary, industrial, aviation, research and university sectors.
The ANRDR was established by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to make sure workers’ radiation dose records are maintained in a centralised register, regardless of where or for whom you are working.
The ANRDR is the approved central record keeping agency for the dose records of all Australian workers who are occupationally exposed to ionising radiation (RPS C-1, clause 3.1.24 (c)).
What information is being provided?
The ANRDR gathers data from your employer on the radiation doses you receive. This includes a breakdown of doses you receive from external sources of radiation or from radionuclides inside your body. The dose data is gathered from your personal monitor and other relevant assessments your employer provides. Personal information is also provided to make sure your doses are correctly matched with your existing records and to identify you when you request your dose history. This includes full name, date of birth, gender and employee number.
All personal information is handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth). Please refer to the ANRDR Privacy Statement for further information on the storage and use of personal information.
How will the data be used?
If your employer is registered with the ANRDR, we will maintain your cumulative dose history on your behalf. It ensures that your dose records remains retrievable, regardless of whether you change employers, move to a different jurisdiction, or if your employer ceases to exist.
The data maintained in the dose register is used to produce industry trends and comparisons across different work practices. This information may be used to show just how effective radiation protection programs are, and may help in establishing guidelines to support dose optimisation for workers. The published data will not identify or reveal personal information about individuals or details about employers who are registered with the ANRDR.
What are the benefits to you?
Maintaining your dose records with the ANRDR makes sure:
- your organisation complies with long‑term record-keeping requirements
- you can access your dose history from anywhere in Australia, even if you change jobs.
The information maintained in the ANRDR will help to inform better work practices and improve safety for occupationally exposed workers in Australia.
View your dose record for free
We encourage you to request a personal radiation dose report periodically. It’s free and empowers you to be on top of your exposures.
Your personal report will contain all doses that have been reported to the ANRDR by your current and past employers in Australia. This service is provided free of charge by ARPANSA.
You can request your report by completing this online form.