How to book a tour

If you would like to go on a tour of the Lucas Heights facility, you must book at least 48 hours in advance. You can book a tour by calling the Discovery Centre on (02) 9717 3090 during standard business hours or emailing us at with the following information: 
1) Name of the preferred ANSTO tour
2) Time and date or your preferred tour 
3) Best contact details (preferably mobile number)   
4) Details of each person attending the tour as outlined in the table below:  
 Full nameDate of birthPhoto identification
Adults 18 years & overRequiredRequired
Details from a current Australian Driver’s Licence or Proof of Age card: 
  • Number
  • State of issue
Details from a current passport:
  • Number
  • Country of issue
Under 18 years of ageRequiredNot requiredNot required
School studentsRequiredNot required Not required
If space is available, you will receive a booking confirmation email within 48 hours. Otherwise a Discovery Centre representative will call you to discuss alternate dates.   

Large Group Bookings 

Customised tours can be provided for large groups (12 or more people) and are available Monday to Friday. Group tours are very popular, so please have a couple of dates as options when you call the Discovery Centre on 02 9717 3090 to book. 
Why does ANSTO need to capture my personal information?
Personal information is collected as part of ANSTO’s security process. We do not share the information we collect with other persons or agencies but as ANSTO is a Commonwealth protected area and due to the nature of its research, it is in the security interests of staff and visitors that we collect this information prior to entry to the ANSTO site.