Part of the community

ANSTO, has been part of the Sutherland Shire for over 60 years and we’re proud to have played our part in the growth and development of this beautiful part of Sydney since the very early days.


Like the Sutherland Shire, ANSTO has changed and developed over the years, indeed today we are proud to say we are one of the world’s most significant science facilities, housing much of Australia’s most important scientific instruments.


Many of you will be familiar with the work we do, and how every single day there’s not one Australian who isn’t benefiting from the work of our researchers or the nuclear medicines we produce that are helping to save lives through better diagnosing cancer, heart disease and a range of other diseases.  Many of you have been part of ANSTO or worked with us. 


Last year we worked with 280 local businesses and invested more than $25 million into the businesses within the Sutherland Shire.  We are also currently one of the region’s biggest employers with 1148 staff made up of scientists, engineers, tradespeople, technicians and clerical administrative roles.


We’re proud of the research we do to deliver improved health outcomes for all Australians; help to understand our environment and importantly support Australian industry.   



ANSTO's sponsorship program is an important part of our organisation and we maintain a range of sponsorships, science prizes, local area initiatives and community events. On this page you will find some of the local events that we're proud to be a part of.  Other sponsorships include the Menai District Business Awards, local school carnivals, fetes and sports teams.

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Australia Day celebrations

ANSTO supports the Sutherland Shire Council’s Australia day celebrations at Cronulla, Engadine and Menai.

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Cook community classic

The IMB Cook Community Classic is a program of great community events that helps us appreciate, support and value the local Shire community. It is about holding one great event that benefits many. Learn more

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Relay For Life

As the major supplier of nuclear medicine, which is used to help accurately diagnose a range of cancers, and because of the important research our scientists do in exploring new cancer treatments, it’s not surprising that we are proudly the major the sponsor of the Sutherland Shire Relay for Life. 

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Sutherland to Surf  

 ANSTO is proud partner of the Wanda Surf Life Saving Club’s Sutherland to Surf, supporting the healthy lifestyle and spirit that defines our community. Learn more

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UOW Science Fair

Sponsoring The University of Wollongong Science Fair helps to encourage students from across the state to engage in science. The Fair is a major community event, with more than 700 students from 57 schools submitting science projects for judging by University of Wollongong alumni, postgraduate students, teachers, scientists, business and community leaders.