About our regulatory publications
ARPANSA produces a range of publications to promote practices which protect human health and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.
ARPANSA publishes the Radiation Protection Series. This replaces the former Radiation Health Series by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and for which ARPANSA now has responsibility, as well as the Codes published under the Environment Protection (Nuclear Codes) Act 1978, which has been repealed. Corporate documents such as planning documentation and Annual Reports can be found under Corporate Publications.
Publication development is overseen by the Radiation Health Committee which refers the final draft to the Radiation Health and Safety Advisory Council for endorsement prior to publication by the CEO of ARPANSA.
Regulatory guide development is overseen by the Regulatory Services Branch.
The Regulatory Services Branch have produced a downloadable document map, which shows the interaction between regulatory publications to assist regulatory compliance. The documents referred to within the document map are clickable links which take you the relevant webpage.
Development of Australia's radiation protection standards
Fundamentals for Protection Against Ionising Radiation (2014) and Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (2016) - Advisory note