Making a submission

The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility will only be located at a site that has been volunteered by a landowner, on land that is technically suitable, and with a surrounding community who is broadly supportive of this new industry.

Submissions will be one of the factors the Minister may take into account in understanding community sentiment for the Facility.

Public and private submissions will be considered, alongside direct feedback from a range of key stakeholders the views of neighbouring landowners are of particular importance, and the views of the Traditional Owners of land around the sites are also being directly sought.

Sending your submission

Submissions can be made by:


Post: The Department of Industry, Innovation and

Science – National Radioactive Waste Section

GPO Box 2013, Canberra, ACT, 2601

The department will be accepting submissions from 1 August 2018 and has extended the acceptance period until community consultation concludes.

In sending your submission

Please note:

  • To include your contact details in the submission and whether you wish to have it made public.
  • All submissions to the department will be logged, assigned a reference number and made public on our website where permission is provided. Content may be redacted where publication is defamatory or abusive in nature or where release of information may breech privacy obligations.
  • Quantitative, non-identifiable data will be collected and may be published.
  • If a submission has been made prior to 1 August 2018 you can write to us and let us know that you wish that to be taken as your view, rather than providing a further submission.