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Lucas Heights

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

ANSTO provides a mini-bus service between ANSTO and the Sutherland bus interchange, on weekdays only (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).

The bus accommodates 24 passengers – Please note due to COVID the bus driver will limit the number of passengers in line with current rules and regulations.

The ANSTO mini-bus leaves from Bus Interchange Bay B as seen below.

ANSTO bus

Timetable 

 

AM Shuttle
Depart
Sutherland Station
Leave  ANSTO MOTEL Leave  ANSTO MAIN ENTRANCE
(BACK TO SUTHERLAND)

7:30 am

7:44 am

7:45 am

8:00 am

8:14 am

8:15 am

8:40 am

8:54 am

8:55 am

9:15 am

9:29 am

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:14 am

10:15 am

11:00 am

11:14 am

11:15 am

 

PM Shuttle
Leave  ANSTO MAIN ENTRANCE Leave  ANSTO MOTEL
(Back to Sutherland)
Leave
Sutherland Station
(Back to ANSTO)

4:05 pm

4:06 pm

4:30 pm

5:05 pm

5:06 pm

5:30 pm

6:05 pm

6:06 pm

6:25 pm

6:50 pm

6:51 pm

 

 

Bus pass

The “bus pass” is available by pre-registering @ https://bigbusco.com.au/ansto-bus-registration

  • Registration can also be completed on the bus.
  • Once registered “bus passes” will be collected on the bus.
  • Please present any old style “paper tickets” to the driver – these tickets will remain valid until used.
  • Tickets cost $3 each way
  • NO CASH facilities are available.
  • Please avoid peak times if travelling with luggage.
  • Access to the bus ticketing portal will be made available to all users once registered.
  • Live bus tracking is available through the Transport me app, please download and select “Big Bus Company” this will give you access to the ANSTO Shuttle with alerts and live GPS positioning of the bus.
  • Additional internal and external security cameras have been added for your safety.
  • For single or short time users usage (Visiting Scientists or work experience etc.) please present the following information to Big Bus Company: Name of passenger, ANSTO representative name, Cost Code, Dates of travel. Costs will be transferred as above.

You can also register for the bus by scanning the below QR code.

Bus QR code

COVID restrictions – At peak times the driver may instruct passengers to wait for the next service due to over crowding on the bus – Please ensure you assist the driver and your fellow passengers by staying safe and following directions from the shuttle service staff at all times.

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.

ANSTO Cafe menu

 

Discovery Centre

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

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.

Driving directions

Book a tour

 

Reception

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

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

 

Camperdown

ANSTO's Camperdown campus is around 5km south of the Sydney CBD and is home to the National Research Cycloton.

Getting to ANSTO Camperdown is easy by public transport and there is limited parking available if you're driving. The closest train stations are Redfern, Newtown and Macdonaldtown, buses also stop along Parramatta Road. Download our transport guide.

Address: 81 Missenden Rd, Camperdown, NSW 2050

Contact

Phone number: +61 2 9717 7600 or email cyclotron@ansto.gov.au