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National Radiation Laboratory
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The manufacture, sale, import, export, storage, or transport of radioactive material is only permitted with the consent of the Minister, or in compliance with the Regulations. The NRL administers the consent process under delegated authority from the Minister.
Consents are not required for transport, manufacture and storage so long as the requirements in regulations 3, 7 and 12 respectively are met. Almost all consents therefore relate to import, export and sale and this is dealt with in a separate section below.
Applicants for a consent must first register with the NRL. The registration process is very simple and requires the provision of contact details and previous experience. This avoids the need for the same information to be supplied every time the applicant subsequently applies for a consent.
Generally an individual consent must be obtained for each and every transaction. However the NRL has adopted a process of general consents for transactions involving unsealed radioactive material. These sources pose a lower risk and are normally used for medical purposes. General consents authorise multiple transactions in advance with a requirement that the details are notified quarterly to the NRL.
For more detailed information about these consents please refer to NRL matters no. 18.
Registration application form
Unsealed radioactive material application forms
Sealed radioactive material application forms