The EPA conducted a review of the Radiation Control Act 1990 to ensure it continues to provide best practice protection in radiation use.

An Issues Paper outlining the main areas for review was released for public consultation between 23 August – 26 September 2021.

The feedback received, review findings and recommendations are summarised in a report which can be found in the Document Library on this page.

Information about changes to the Act to implement the recommendations of the review can be found on the EPA website.

Why it matters

Ensuring radiation protection

Our vision is to ensure a safe, sustainable system of radiation protection for people and the environment that also maximises the beneficial uses of radiation.

Radiation safety for the future

We have prepared an issues paper and are seeking feedback. Have a read and tell us what you think.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (the EPA) is consulting with radiation licensees, key stakeholders and the community to gain a broad perspective on improving the radiation protection regulatory framework.

Your views are highly valued and will be used to inform any subsequent reforms.

We want to get your feedback on:

  • Objectives of the Act

  • Authorising radiation practices

  • Security of radioactive sources

  • Enforcement of the Act

  • Radiation Advisory Council

Have your say

Consultation on the Review of the Radiation Control Act is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback.

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We are committed to continuous improvement in our online engagement.

Your privacy

Please note, your feedback on the Radiation Control Act Review may include ‘personal information,' including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (the EPA) must comply with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Visit the EPA’s privacy page and the Privacy Policy for further information on its online consultation platform.

The EPA may publish all or part of your feedback on its website, on its online consultation platform or in a consultation report. In providing us with your feedback, you consent to the EPA publishing all or part of your submission. If you would like all or part of your feedback to be withheld from publication, please let us know when making your feedback.

If you send us an email, we will record your email for the purpose of responding to you.

All information held by the EPA is subject to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.