The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment registers facilities as approved offshore treatment providers for irradiation treatments.
Registered facilities have demonstrated their capacity to conduct irradiation treatments for commodities as listed on the Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON).
Offshore Irradiation Treatment Providers Scheme
This Offshore Irradiation Treatment Providers Scheme provides details relating to treatment provider registration and compliance requirements.
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The Scheme operates within the relevant container inspection procedures and consignments may also be subject to random document and/or non-commodity verification inspections.
For further information please contact Compliance Partnerships.
Warnings about gamma irradiation
Irradiation is used as a sterilising agent for many products. In Australia, gamma irradiation is not accepted as a treatment for foodstuffs other than herbs and spices, herbal teas and some tropical fruits. More information is available from Food Standards Australia New Zealand.
This treatment may cause damage to:
- some glass, white porcelain and coloured sands (may be discoloured)
- some plastics, such as polyurethane packaging (may be discoloured)
- mirrors (turn black)
- animal hides with hair (often lose the hair).
Check the Biosecurity Import Conditions system (BICON) and your import permit conditions (if relevant) to determine all import requirements prior to importing and to confirm that offshore irradiation treatment is an acceptable treatment option for your commodity.
Under the Offshore Irradiation Treatment Provider Scheme, the department accepts valid pre-shipment treatment certificates from the following treatment providers as evidence that a treatment has been performed to Australian biosecurity requirements.
Offshore irradiation treatment providers list
As of 20 April 2021
|BR3001IR||Companhia Brasileira de Esterilização – Sterigenics Brasil – Unidade Jarinu
Av. do Progresso
Phone: + 55 (11) 99596-5822
|20 November 2025||Acceptable|
|FR3001IR||Synergy Health – Marcoule
Lieu dit Combe Bertrand
|Mr Thierry Cava
Phone: +33 4 91 214 214
|24 July 2024||Acceptable|
|DE3001IR||Synergy Health Allershausen GmbH
Phone: +49 8166 6880
Fax: +49 8166 6880 0
|11 January 2024||Acceptable|
|DE3002IR||BGS Beta-Gamma-Service GmbH & Co. KG
Fritz Kotz Strasse 16
|Dr Andreas Ostrowicki
Phone: +49 2261 78990
Fax: +49 2261 7899 45
|Withdrawn as of 21 February 2022|
|002830||Sor-Van Radiation Ltd
PO Box 214
|Mr Shuki Weinstein
Phone: +972 8 9437 519/2
Fax: +972 8 9421 597
|Withdrawn as of 13 February 2017|
|NL3001IR||Synergy Health Ede B.V.
Now part of STERIS Morsestraat 3
6716 AH Ede
Mr Jan de Jong
Regional Managing Director
Mr Hans van Elst
Quality Assurance Manager Netherlands and South Africa
Phone: +31 318 637 476
Fax: +31 318 639 643
|17 July 2024||Acceptable|
|002404||Schering Plough Animal Health Limited
Private Bag 908
33 Whakatiki Street
|Mr David Harris
Phone: +64 4 439 1952
Fax: +64 4 439 1916
|Withdrawn as of 6 March 2017|
|GB3001IR||Synergy Health Sterilisation UK Ltd
Now part of STERIS Moray Road, Elgin Industrial Estate
Swindon, UK SN11 8XS
|Mr Wayne Barnes
UK Quality Manager
Phone: +44 8456 889977
Fax: +44 8456 889978
|Withdrawn as of 21 February 2022|
United States Government accredited facilities.
Note: Supporting documentation must be provided demonstrating the irradiation facility has current United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or United States Food & Drug Association (US FDA) accreditation.
If you have any questions about the Scheme, please email Compliance Partnerships.