Radiological Equipment Calibration


Apparatus and radioisotopes that emit ionising radiation must be carefully controlled to prevent unnecessary exposure to personnel.

Andrew Popp demonstrating ANSTO calibration techniques 2016 

Maintaining and regularly checking the accuracy of your radiological instruments is an important safety control.


ANSTO has more than 20 years experience providing this essential calibration service based on approved methods and standards traceable to the Australian standard.


Calibration facilities and services

ANSTO has a fully interlocked, purpose built Health Physics Instrument Calibration Rig which facilitates efficient and safe calibrations of gamma and neutron dose rate meters.


ANSTO has many years of experience in the measurement of ionising radiation. ANSTO offers a comprehensive radiological instrument calibration service to clients. This includes:

  • A reliable service with expert advice concerning evaluation of instrument performance.
  • A service that meets the requirements of Commonwealth and State Government Regulators and international standards.
  • Fast turnaround time.
  • Accurate calibrations of radiation survey monitors against Cs-137 sources of various activities traceable to the Australian Standard of exposure
  • Instrument response reports for contamination monitors using wide area reference sources.

- Cobalt-60 (60Co)

- Caesium-137 (137Cs)

- Americium-241 (241Am) (alpha or gamma)

- Chlorine-36 (36Cl)

- Iodine-129 (129I)

- Carbon-14 (14C) 

- Strontium/yttrium-90 (90Sr/90Y)

- Plutonium-238 (238 Pu) 


Instrument calibration pricing


Instrument typePrice range (GST Inc.)*
Dose rate meter / survey meter $302 - $365
Contamination monitor   $302 - $365
Additional modes or probes $108 - $130 
Neutron monitor    $372 - $450
Personal electronic dosimeter $116 - $140
Tritium monitor $455 - 550


Price is dependent on quantity of instruments to be calibrated. Bulk discounts apply.  


Using ANSTO calibration

Before shipping: Please raise a purchase order to accompany the radiation detector.


Shipping: It is your responsibility to supply freight to and from ANSTO. This can be done either by using your preferred courier with your account or alternatively the instrument(s) can be dropped off and picked up at the ANSTO receiving building between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.


Please contact the calibration facility manager by email or by calling (02) 9717 3208 if leaving it at the ANSTO receiving building.


There is a turn around time of 5 working days applicable to most instruments unless otherwise notified.

Ship to: Send instruments for radiological calibrations to:

Attention: Calibration Service (Bld 4)
New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights
NSW 2234 Australia

See our frequently asked questions for more information.