Offshore Irradiation Treatment Providers Scheme

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 21 May 2021

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AEI Company Contact Valid until Status
BR3001IR Companhia Brasileira de Esterilização – Sterigenics Brasil – Unidade Jarinu

Av. do Progresso
13240-000, Jarinu
Claudinei Souza
Operations Director
Phone: + 55 (11) 99596-5822
20 November 2022 Acceptable


AEI Company Contact Valid until Status
FR3001IR Synergy Health – Marcoule

Lieu dit Combe Bertrand
RD 138
30200 Chusclan
Mr Thierry Cava
Director Executive
Phone: +33 4 91 214 214
17 July 2021 Acceptable


AEI Company Contact Valid until Status
​DE3001IR Synergy Health Allershausen GmbH

Kesselbodenstrasse 7
DE-85391 Allershausen
Oliver Weinrich
Managing Director
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
D—51674 Wiehl
Dr Andreas Ostrowicki
Managing Director
Phone: +49 2261 78990
Fax: +49 2261 7899 45
6 September 2021 Acceptable


AIN Company Contact Status
002830 Sor-Van Radiation Ltd

Kiriyat Soreq
PO Box 214
70600 YavneIsrael
Mr Shuki Weinstein
Phone: +972 8 9437 519/2
Fax: +972 8 9421 597
Withdrawn as of 13 February 2017


AEI Company Contact Valid until Status
NL3001IR Synergy Health Ede B.V.

Now part of STERIS Morsestraat 3
6716 AH Ede
The Netherlands
Contact 1:
Mr Jan de Jong
Regional Managing Director
Email: Contact 2:
Mr Hans van Elst
Quality Assurance Manager Netherlands and South Africa
Email: Phone: +31 318 637 476
Fax: +31 318 639 643
17 July 2021 Acceptable

New Zealand

AIN Company Contact Status
002404 Schering Plough Animal Health Limited

Private Bag 908
33 Whakatiki Street
Upper Hutt
New Zealand
Mr David Harris
Phone: +64 4 439 1952
Fax: +64 4 439 1916
Withdrawn as of 6 March 2017

United Kingdom (UK)

AEI Company Contact Valid until Status
​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
17 July 2021 Acceptable

United States of America (USA)

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.

Last reviewed: 21 May 2021
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