National Directory for Radiation Protection (RPS6)

National Directory for Radiation Protection (NDRP) June 2017

This publication has been superseded by National Directory for Radiation Protection (2nd Edition, 2021) (NDRP 2nd edition, 2021)

Edition 1 of the National Directory for Radiation Protection was developed by the Radiation Health Committee and published in August 2004. It was subsequently endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers' Conference (AHMC) as the uniform national framework for radiation protection in Australia.

Following publication of Edition 1, the Radiation Health Committee (RHC) agreed that further progression of the Directory would be by individual amendments, and that the consolidated version of the Directory would be maintained as an electronic document via ARPANSA's website. The current consolidated version is available for download below, as well as the individual amendments. The current Directory includes amendments up to and including amendment 7, agreed by the RHC November 2014 and endorsed by the COAG Health Council in March 2017. Further amendments to the Directory will be published in the future.

Download the consolidated version of the National Directory (June 2017):

Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation Protection
Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation Protection

Please note that the dose limit for occupational exposure to the lens of the eye in this version of the NDRP is outdated. 
Please refer to the Code for Radiation Protection in Planned Exposure Situations (2016) for current dose limits.

Download the individual amendments

Amendment 1 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation
Codes of Practice and Radiation Protection Standards - Approved by RHC 15 February 2008, Endorsed by Ministers, Dec 2009

Amendment 2 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation
Exclusions and Exemptions - Approved by RHC 16 July 2008, Endorsed by Ministers, Dec 2009

Amendment 3 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation 
Codes of Practice and Radiation Protection Standards - Approved by RHC 16 July 2008, Endorsed by Ministers, Dec 2009

Amendment 4 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation
Solaria - Approved by RHC 18 March 2009, Endorsed by Ministers, Apr 2010

Amendment 5 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation 
Radiation Protection Principles, Adoption of Veterinary and Chiropractic Codes, and other matters - Approved by RHC 14-15 July 2010, Endorsed by Ministers, Jun 2011

Amendment 6 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation Protection
Amendment 6 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation Protection
Combined issues, including amendments to Schedules 5, 6, 9 and 13 and the Glossary - Approved by RHC 8 Nov 2012, Endorsed by the Standing Committee on Health out of session in Dec 2013

Amendment 7 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation Protection
Amendment 7 - Radiation Protection Series 6 - National Directory for Radiation Protection
Disposal of radioactive material - approved by RHC 19 November 2014, endorsed by the COAG Health Council in March 2017

The following documents relating to Amendment 7 were released for public consultation from 13 June to 1 August 2014:

ndrp_amendment.pdf
ndrp_amendment.rtf

ndrp_prelim.pdf
ndrp_prelim.doc

ndrp_info.pdf
ndrp_info.rtf

See The National Library of Australia web archive for the history of the development of the NDRP.