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Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Health and Aged Care
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is the Australian Government's primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety. The ARPANSA regulates Commonwealth entities using radiation with the objective of protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation. The agency undertakes research, provides services, and promotes national uniformity and the implementation of international best practice across all jurisdictions.


Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 655, Miranda NSW 1490

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
CEO Dr. Gillian Hirth 22 March 2022 21 March 2027
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