ARPANSA, on behalf of the Australian Government, protects the Australian people and environment from the harmful effects of radiation by performing the following functions:

An independent regulator

We are the independent regulator of Commonwealth entities that use or produce radiation. Using a risk-informed regulatory approach, we ensure that Licensees take responsibility for protection of people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.

A health advisor

We build and maintain expertise in the measurement of radiation and assessment of health impacts, including the assessment of risks and responses to radiation incidents. We provide high quality advice to the government and the community.

A service provider

We offer high quality services for the purpose of protection against the harmful effects of radiation.

For more information about ARPANSA, visit arpansa.gov.au.

Consultation Archive

ARPANSA develops Australian-specific codes, standards and guides to support effective radiation regulation across all jurisdictions. ARPANSA also represents Australia on international committees tasked with developing standards and safety guides outlining international best practice. From time to time, we invite submissions on draft documents before publication to obtain stakeholder input into regulatory and guidance documents.

ARPANSA also engages in consultation on significant license applications to ensure community voices are heard and stakeholder input is considered in key regulatory decisions.

Consultations conducted between July 2017 and September 2022 can be viewed at the National Library of Australia website.

Older public consultations can be found on our archive page: Public consultation archive.