Australian Radioactive Waste Agency (ARWA)

Industry, Science and Resources
ARWA will provide for the first nationally coordinated approach to managing Australia’s radioactive waste. It will manage all stages of the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility including siting, construction, operation and eventual closure and management through the institutional control period. It will also lead the coordination of Australia’s radioactive waste inventory, the identification and development of a permanent disposal pathway for Intermediate Level Waste and the management of radioactive waste research and development activities. Further, it will implement a strategy to give effect to the policy principles and goals in the Australian Radioactive Waste Management Framework.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding

  • Established By / Under


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No, but noted in parent's annual report

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Adelaide SA 5000

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sam Usher 10 January 2022 9 January 2026
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