Australian Radioactive Waste Management Framework

Date published:
1 June 2018
Date updated:
20 October 2023

Australia is committed to providing safe and sustainable radioactive waste management over generations. This includes allocating adequate financial and human resources.

This framework:

  • sets out principles and long term goals for radioactive waste management in Australia
  • outlines the approach we’re taking to managing radioactive waste throughout its life cycle
  • ensures waste can be safely managed in a single National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.


Some information on this page may no longer be current. The Australian Government no longer intends to pursue the site near Kimba in South Australia for the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility. Read about this news