The registration fee covers accommodation in shared rooms and the Lucas Heights motel. Breakfast and the evening meals are provided.
ANSTO is located ~40 km south-west of the Sydney CBD and can be referenced in Sydney street directories, Whereis or Google Maps will show the location of Lucas Heights. https://www.ansto.gov.au/about/coming-to-visit/sydney
By plane (to Sydney)
Sydney airport is the only international airport in New South Wales. Clicking on the link https://www.sydneyairport.com.au/ will lead you to the official site which contains information on international and domestic terminals, maps of the airport, security procedures, flight information, times and more.
Australian customs places restrictions on plant and animal goods entering and leaving Australia. If you are unsure declare all animal and plant materials to customs, Australia has a fragile ecosystem that needs to be protected. For more information on this and other items see the list of prohibited goods.
Please note there are new rules for taking liquids, aerosols and gels on flights.
By train (in Sydney area)
Our closest train stations are Sutherland and Engadine station. You can plan your trip by public transport using the trip planner. Or view the CityRail train route map. It is important to note that all inner city bus routes and trains are controlled by Sydney Busses and CityRail, whereas in outer city regions local bus services are run by private companies. Thus the trip planner can only be used for Sydney Buses and CityRail services, in addition there is no combined fare for local buses and CityRail services.
Sydney’s public transport is cash less for all Trains, Buses, Light Rail or Ferries. If you wish to use this service you will require an OPAL transport card, which requires the user to Tap On & Tap Off.
You can either obtain a multi-use ticket which can be topped up with additional money or a single one way ticket.
You can obtain an OPAL card at the Domestic and International terminal railway stations or at any of these locations.
Cost of the ticket will depend on the distance travelled prices can be found here.
*Please note there is surcharge to get on and off at the airport stations
From Sydney airport by train
From Sydney airport via train, catch the Town Hall to Macarthur via Airport line (from Domestic or International Station) to Wolli Creek Station, see the train timetable (Town Hall to Macaurthur via Airport).
From Wolli Creek change for the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line, see the Train Timetable (Sydney to Sutherland).
Alight at Sutherland station and catch a taxi from Flora Street, Sutherland. The local taxi company is St George Cabs 13 21 66 (24 hours). Uber is also available in Australia.
View the Sydney suburban Train timetables. Relevant train timetables include the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line (Sutherland - City) and the Airport & East Hills line.
Note: All trains to and from the Airport are via the Airport & East Hills line. If the train is East Hills only and goes via Sydenham it does not go via the airport stations!
PLEASE NOTE: The ANSTO Mini-bus does not operate on Saturdays or Sundays, you will need to need to catch a Train / Taxi / Uber.
By car or taxi
Be aware of Sydney tolls when driving, the Roads and Traffic Authority provide a list of roads that charge a toll. For driving tips in Australia see the Roads and Traffic Authority website.
Users with ANSTO passes are allowed to bring their cars onsite and have to register their car with reception first. See the before and upon arrival section.
From Sydney Airport by car or taxi
Generally around peak time, 4.30-5.30pm weekdays, there is very heavy traffic from the Airport to ANSTO. You can check the local Roads and Traffic Authority website for updates on current traffic conditions and any road works that may be occurring. ANSTO is in the Sydney South-West/ South region and Sydney airport is in the east/ inner west region.
A taxi from the airport to ANSTO generally costs between $AU80-$AU120 depending on the time of day and the traffic. Taxis accept credit cards and cash. Call 131 008 for a taxi (Australia wide booking service).
There are two main routes, along the M5 Motorway or along the Princes Highway. You can plan your route by using the online service whereis.com.au
From other locations by car
From other locations use the online service whereis.com.au to plan your trip and search Sydney maps
Lucas Heights Motel
New Illawarra Road and Rutherford Ave Lucas Heights NSW
Check-in time strictly after 2pm
Check-out time by 10am