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Visiting ANSTO

We are located at Lucas Heights approximately 40km south-west of the Sydney CBD. Here you will find a set of directions on how to find us. Learn more

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Part of the community

We've been a proud part of the Sutherland Shire for more than 60 years and we sponsor a variety of important community events. Learn more.

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Infrastructure upgrade

As part of ANSTO's continued safe operations, we are planning to replace an ageing wastewater pipeline. Learn more.


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Join us for lunch

Only a short drive from the Barden Ridge Recreational Fields and Golf Course, the ANSTO Café is open to the public from 7am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Learn more.

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Take a walk

You’re invited to talk a walk on one of our walking tracks available to the public. Learn more.

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KU ANSTO Children's Centre

The KU ANSTO Children's Centre provides child care for the children of our staff and the local community. Learn more.

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Community announcements

Check here for news we would like to share with the local community. Learn more.

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Q: What does ANSTO do? 

ANSTO is helping to find answers to some of the big science questions seeking to improve health outcomes, increase our understanding of the environment and identify new opportunities for the Australian industry. Learn more.



Q: How safe is the OPAL Reactor?

OPAL is very safe and with its design it guarantees the protection of staff, the public and the environment from radiation hazards. Learn more.

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