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School tours Melbourne

Secondary tours

Facilitated by the Swinburne University of Technology, our school tours are designed to meet syllabus outcomes and enhance students’ understanding of nuclear science and technology. 

Programs include VCE laboratory sessions and school tours of the Australian Synchrotron.

Tours can be organised for a maximum of 24 students.

To book a tour, please complete the online form provided by the Swinburne University of Technology.


VCE laboratory sessions

Specialised practical ANSTO VCE Lab Sessions are available for Year 11 and 12 VCE students with guided tours of the Australian Synchrotron.

These sessions are the only hands-on experience in Australia that allow students to comprehensively explore key syllabus concepts such as:

  • interaction of light and energy,
  • nuclear physics, and
  • radioactivity.

Sessions are held in ANSTO’s interactive learning centre, utilising equipment not normally found in schools. Sessions include a tour of the Synchrotron where students will obtain a deep understanding of how research using synchrotron and nuclear techniques delivers a wide range of benefits.

Year 9 and 10 Lab Session and Tour: Light It Up!

Bookings are available in Terms 2 and 4 2022             

Session duration: 2.5 hours (morning or afternoon)               

Start time: 9.30 am – 2 pm (or as arranged with individual schools)

  • Levels 9-10 Science as a human endeavour (VCSSU115, VCSSU116)

  • Levels 9-10 Chemical sciences (incidental) (VCSSU122)

  • Levels 9-10 Physical sciences (incidental) (VCSSU131)

Session and booking details

  • $275 plus GST for groups up to 13 students. $20 plus GST per student for groups over 13 students.

  • Maximum of 28 students per session.

  • For groups less than 13 students we will try to combine your class with another group to reduce the per student costs (unless otherwise requested).

  • View booking terms and conditions 

VCE Lab Session and Tour: Synchrotron and Its Applications!

Start time: 9.30 am – 2 pm (or as arranged with individual schools)

  • VCE Physics Unit 2 / Area of Study 2 / Option 2.8: How Do Particle Accelerators Work?

  • VCE Physics Unit 4 / Area of Study 1: How Can Waves Explain the Behaviour of Light?

  • VCE Physics Unit 4 / Area of Study 2: How Are Light and Matter Similar? 

Session and booking details

  • $400 plus GST for groups of up to 13 students. $30 plus GST per student for groups over 13 students.

  • Maximum of 24 students per session.

  • For groups less than 13 students we will try to combine your class with another group to reduce the per student costs (unless otherwise requested).

  • View booking terms and conditions 

School tours of the Australian Synchrotron

Tours of the Australian Synchrotron are available for school groups during the school term.

When: Monday to Friday (subject to availability and only during the Victorian school terms)
Start time: 9.30 am – 11 am (or as arranged with individual schools)          

Tour and booking details

  • $225 plus GST for groups up to 14 students. $15 plus GST per student for groups over 14 students.

  • Maximum of 24 students per session.

  • For groups less than 15 we will try to combine your class with another group to reduce the per student costs (unless otherwise requested).

  • View booking terms and conditions

For more information, please email ansto@swinburne.edu.au or call 03 9210 1969 or visit the Swinburne University of Technology website.


Public tours of the Australian Synchrotron

Guided 90-minute tours of the Australian Synchrotron are available all throughout the year. 

To book a tour or for more information please visit the Swinburne University of Technology website.