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    • 13 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 16 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Canberra

    ARPS 2021 Canberra 13 - 16 September

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    On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 43rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS). This year’s conference will be held at The Canberra Rex Hotel from 13-16 September 2021.

    ARPS was founded in 1975 and has more than 200 members engaged in radiation protection activities. Members are engaged in a variety of activities designed to ensure the safe use of both ionising and non-ionising radiation for a wide variety of applications in medicine, pure and applied science, industry, and mining.

    The theme of the 2021 conference is ‘Legacy and Innovation in Radiation Protection’. 

    The aim of the conference is to enrich the understanding of non-ionising and ionising radiation safety, highlight the importance of effective communication and stakeholder involvement on radiation safety, highlight new technologies and generate discussion across a broad range of radiation protection aspects looking to the past as well at the future. The Organising Committee is keen to put together a full and extensive program, which will include three days of scientific sessions.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in this conference, and I hope you will join us in Canberra and support ARPS as it delivers the best and most recent radiation protection information to delegates. On behalf of the organising committee, I look forward to welcoming you to Canberra.

    • 19 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Online

    The ICRP has commenced their review of the System of radiation protection - the ICRP Recommendations. ICRP plan to undertake the review over the next 10 years and have committed to extensive consultation. ICRP has published a discussion paper "Keeping the ICRP Recommendations Fit for Purpose" in the Journal of Radiological Protection. They outline:

    "The Keeping the ICRP Recommendations Fit For Purpose paper is a key step in that process. Through many conversations over the last couple of years and ICRP experience, this paper summarises the topics being considered for the future of RP."

    A digital workshop will be held on 19 - 20 October where ICRP "want to hear your responses, thoughts, and feedback"

    Full details available on the ICRP website: https://mailchimp.icrp.org/the-future-of-radiological-protection


The Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) runs an annual conference to ensure the radiation protection society remains relevant, and in tune with the changing needs of everyone in the industry.

It also provides an opportunity for conference delegates to:
  • Build and maintain relationships in a relaxed yet informative environment during the event.
  • Join in formal, and informal discussions that cover areas such as advances in technology, changes to legislation, and shifts in community expectations.
  • Learn what’s happening now in the industry and show your commitment to the sector and support the community.
  • Network through social events including the welcome reception, and conference dinner.
For more information, the official conference website is located at: http://arpsconference.com.au


The ARPS conference is held in a new venue each year to increase accessibility across the region. A list of past, and upcoming venues are tabulated below.
Year Venue Date
2021 Canberra 13-16 SEP
2020 POSTPONED to 2021 -
2019 ICRP 2019, Adelaide, South Australia (hosted jointly by ARPS) 17-21 Nov
2018 AOCRP-5 Congress, Melbourne, Victoria (hosted by ARPS) 20-23 May
2017 Wollongong, New South Wales 06-09 Aug
2016 Adelaide, South Australia 11-14 Sep
2015 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (40th anniversary conference)  
2014 Tasmania, Hobart  
2013 Cairns, Queensland  
2012 Sydney, New South Wales  
2011 Melbourne, Australia  
2010 Adelaide, South Australia  
2009 Fremantle, Western Australia  
2008 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory  
2007 Brisbane, Queensland  
2006 Sydney, New South Wales  
2005 Melbourne, Victoria  
2004 Adelaide, South Australia  
2003 Hobart, Tasmania  
2002 Rotorua, New Zealand  
2001 Gold Coast, Queensland  
2000 Sydney, New South Wales  
1999 Margaret River, Western Australia  
1998 Ballarat, Victoria  
1997 Adelaide, South Australia  
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