Visiting ANSTO

 OPAL Outside building

How do I get to and from ANSTO?

ANSTO is located at Lucas Heights and is situated 40km south-west of the Sydney CBD. To get to ANSTO it is advised that you drive by car where the campus has free onsite parking for all visitors. Street directions are available on our website. Public transport options are also available with ANSTO providing a regular mini-bus service between ANSTO and Sutherland Station. Learn more


Food From Us are the onsite caterers at the ANSTO cafe. The Cafe is open weekdays from 7am to 5pm and serves breakfast, lunch and beverages. Learn more.


ANSTO's Discovery Centre

The ANSTO Discovery Centre is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays. Free tours of ANSTO are available for schools and the community and the tours can be customised to meet the specific interests of groups. Learn more.


ANSTO Reception

If you’re visiting ANSTO for business or research purposes you will need to check-in at reception. View the directions to ANSTO reception here



The Lucas Heights Motel offers 3.5 star accommodation and includes 18 standard motel rooms and two self- contained family units that sleep four people. Call 02 8525 4400 for more information or to make a booking.


Site safety and security procedures

To help maintain the safety and security of the ANSTO site, it is important that all of our visitors follow ANSTO's safety procedures and are familiar with the conditions of entry to the site.  Learn more.