Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Industry, Science and Resources
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is Australia's sovereign nuclear organisation. ANSTO serves as our nation's nuclear centre of excellence with activities spanning manufacturing, research, and advisory functions linked to our mandate including nuclear medicine production and human health research, advanced manufacturing and support for the resources sector, defence and national security, and research infrastructure and scientific support. ANSTO provides expert advice to Government on all matters relating to nuclear science, technology, and engineering and serves as the nation's representative within peak international nuclear bodies. ANSTO operates landmark national scientific facilities, including the Open Pool Australian Lightwater reactor (OPAL), Australia's only multipurpose nuclear research reactor, and the Australian Synchrotron, to deliver nuclear science and technology for the benefit of all Australians.


Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC NSW 2232

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