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Melbourne - Access

Melbourne Access Proposals

ANSTO’s user office in Melbourne offers access to the Australian Synchrotron, a world-class research facility with over 4,000 user visits per year. ANSTO seeks collaboration and partnerships with research organisations, scientific users and commercial users.

Commercial Access lucas heights

Industry Access - Lucas Heights

ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus has an extensive range of specialised facilities and capabilities that are available to assist industry-based professionals in solving problems. Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you. We are open to entering into commercial arrangement with appropriate partners.

Samples - Infrared microspectroscopy

Samples - Infrared microspectroscopy

The Infrared microspectroscopy microscopes can record spectra from a range of different samples; from thin microtomed sections to polished blocks and embedded particles. This section highlights the types of samples that can be analysed using the IRM beamline


Our History

In April 15, 1953, Australia entered the nuclear science arena, when the Atomic Energy Act came into effect. The Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) followed and in 1987 the AAEC evolved into the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) as it’s known today.

ANSTO has a COVID Safe plan for staff, contractors, users and other visitors.

COVIDSafe Plan

This COVIDSafe Plan describes the actions that ANSTO will take to keep our staff, contractors and visitors safe and minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Health products customer update archive


See details of previously published customer updates from our Health products team. 

User Access Updates

User Access Updates

Stay updated with the latest news and notifications impacting ANSTO's landmark research infrastructure in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Ancient foods provide clues to past rainfall

Research has helped build a record of rainfall during the late Pleistocene and Holocene, and shed light on the strategies of Indigenous Australians to cope with a changing landscape.