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Coming to visit

Sydney

ANSTO's Sydney location is home to the Open Pool Australian Light-water (OPAL) multi-purpose reactor, the Centre for Accelerator Science (CAS), the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering and the National Deuteration Facility.

Location

ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus is 40km south-west of the Sydney CBD.

Getting to ANSTO by car is easy and there is plenty of free onsite parking for all visitors.  

Address: New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, NSW 2234

 

Public Transport

Public transport options are also available with ANSTO providing a regular mini-bus service connection between ANSTO and Sutherland train station.

View the ANSTO mini-bus timetable

 

Cafe

The Cafe is open weekdays from 7am.

Breakfast is served from 7am and lunch is available between 12pm to 2pm.

Cafe-style coffee, cakes and hamburgers are served all day.

View the ANSTO Cafe menu

 

Discovery Centre

The ANSTO Discovery Centre is open weekdays from 9am to 5pm.

Free tours of ANSTO’s Lucas Heights facility are available for the community, school groups and private or special interest groups.

The Discovery Centre is located by the front entrance of ANSTO, opposite the cafe.

View the driving directions

 

Reception

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

View driving directions

 

Accommodation

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.

Phone number: +61 2 8525 4400

 

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 prior to arrival. If you are entering the secure areas of our Lucas Heights facility, you will be asked to present appropriate identification upon arrival.

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

When visiting ANSTO, you will need to:   

  • Have the visit pre-arranged
  • Present to ANSTO Reception or the Discovery Centre 
  • Provide identification such as
    - an Australian or foreign passport
    - an Australian driver’s licence
    - a Proof of Age card
    - an Australian government issued photo ID card
    - two alternate forms of non-photographic identification such as marriage certificate, birth certificate, bank document or credit card
  • Be signed in and escorted by an ANSTO ID Pass holder
  • Display a visitor ID Pass

 

You will also need to be aware that:
 

  • Visitors must declare all electronic devices they are carrying that have embedded camera capability upon arrival. A decision will be made as to whether this device may be brought onsite
  • Visitors cannot take photographs or recordings on site without written approval
  • Laptops and memory sticks may be taken on site but must also be declared upon arrival
  • Lockers are available for visitor use
  • Additional visitor guidelines have been developed for journalists, media and visitors to sensitive areas. Onsite requirements will be communicated upon arrival

 

Contact

Phone number: +61 2 9717 3111 or enquire online