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On 10 April 2022 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role. The Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions, pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election. Information on Caretaker Conventions:


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The Regulatory Services Branch's role is to independently regulate the use of radiation by Commonwealth entities. Regulatory activities include licensing, compliance, inspection and enforcement.

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1 May 2017

Contact information for Australian state and territory radiation regulatory authorities.

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We are an independent authority charged with the regulation and licensing of Commonwealth entities that use radiation sources and facilities.

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1 May 2017

Our CEO is required to take into account international best practice in relation to radiation protection and nuclear safety when making licensing decisions.