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 17 August 2018

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AEI Company Contact Valid until Status


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
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
​DE3001IR Synergy Health Allershausen GmbH


Kesselbodenstrasse 7
DE-85391 Allershausen

Mr Hans Hartmann
Managing Director
Phone: +49 8166 68800
Fax: +49 8166 688050


17 July 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


Contact 2:
Mr Hans van Elst
Quality Assurance Manager Netherlands and South Africa

Phone: +31 318 637 476
Fax: +31 318 639 643

17 July 2021


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: 4 February 2020
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