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 2024 Meeting Dates

Meeting No.

Submission Closing Date

Meeting Date


25 January 2024

08 February 2024


28 March 2024

11 April 2024


30 May 2024

13 June 2024


25 July 2024

08 August 2024


26 September 2024

10 October 2024


28 November 2024

12 December 2024



Applications must be submitted in iRECS 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.