UNSW Radiation Safety Committee


The role of the University's Radiation Safety Committee (UNSW RSC) is to:

  • Assess and monitor the environmental and safety risk management aspects of University activities that involve ionising and non-ionising radiation
  • Advise senior management on identified radiation hazards and proposed risk control measures.

View the Committee terms of reference.


Matters that Require UNSW RSC Approval 

  • Projects (research and teaching) that involve radioactive isotopes
  • Registration of unsealed radiation laboratories, radiation apparatus, laser laboratories and class 3B & 4 lasers
  • Proposed variation of a current project or registration
  • Incident reports relating to actual or potential risk to people or the environment from radiation, such as unintentional exposure to radiation


UNSW RSC 2017 Meeting Dates

Meeting No.

Deadline to submit application for RSC approval

Meeting date


26th January

9th February


30th March

13th April


25th May

8th June


27th July

10th August


28th September

12th October


30th November

14th December


Email a copy of your completed Application to the RSC Support Officer 2 weeks prior to the relevant RSC Meeting Date.


Contact Details

All correspondence must be directed to the UNSW RSC Support Officer, Research Ethics and Compliance Support (RECS) unit, UNSW.