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What we do


To be a global nuclear science, research and engineering partner with a reputation for tackling complex problems and delivering outcomes to create a more sustainable world.

ANSTO works across areas such as health, the environment and the nuclear fuel cycle to find solutions to some of the biggest questions in science for the benefit of all Australians.

To find these solutions ANSTO operates much of Australia’s landmark infrastructure including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors, OPAL; a comprehensive suite of neutron beam instruments; the Australian Synchrotron; the National Research Cyclotron; and the Centre for Accelerator Science. 

ANSTO also provides the Australian and international community with products and services to improve human health, support industry and protect the environment.