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Corporate Publications

Corporate Publications

Explore ANSTO's range of publications and reports available for the public.

ANSTO Corporate Plan 2023-27

Corporate Plan 2023-27

Under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, all Commonwealth Government bodies are required to annually prepare a Corporate Plan, which must be published on their websites by 31 August.  

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Annual Report 2022-23

Annual Report 2022-23

This report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987 (ANSTO Act) and section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act). 

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Research Impact Report

Research Impact Report

Explore highlights from our research in the period 2016-2022.  The case studies cover Innovations for Industry, Improving health with nuclear technologies, Nuclear science is a powerful tool in proteting our environment, Optimising the nuclear fuel cycle, Using nuclear techniques to support Aboriginal cultural heritage, Enhancing food production and agriculture, and Disovery science at ANSTO

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Decadal Plan

Decadal Plan

ANSTO has a new roadmap for future development of its sovereign infrastructure, capabilities and expertise.

The Decadal Plan provides a ten-year outlook to sustain the excellence of ANSTO’s capabilities with a plan for future growth that benefits the nation and responds to domestic and global challenges and technology drivers in Australia both now and in the future.

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National Deuteration Facility

ANSTO's National Deuteration Facility offers the facilities, staff and expertise to produce molecules where all or part of the molecular hydrogen is in the form of deuterium (2H or D). (PDF 4.87MB)

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Water brochure

With Australia being the world's driest inhabited continent and second driest continent after Antarctica, water research is essential for the prosperity of our country. This brochure explains how isotopes are used to research oceans, reefs and rivers. (PDF 962 KB)

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Welding, Joining and Advanced Manufacturing

ANSTO has considerable capabilities in the areas of advanced manufacturing, welding and joining studies. (PDF 568 KB)

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What is radiation? 

Radiation can be described as energy or particles from a source that travel through space or other mediums. (PDF 1.79 MB)

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Scientific ingenuity defending Australia

ANSTO supports the Australian Defence Force and Australian defence industry by providing access to scientific research infrastructure and expertise in materials engineering and advanced manufacturing. (PDF 1.5 MB)

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Advanced service crystallography

ANSTO’s Australian Synchrotron, located in Clayton, Victoria, has two beamlines dedicated to macromolecular and chemical crystallography - MX1 and MX2. (PDF 428 KB)

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Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS)

ANSTO is home to the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, which uses the OPAL multipurpose reactor's neutrons to solve complex research and industrial problems. (PDF 507 KB)

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Australian Synchrotron

ANSTO's Australian Synchrotron produces powerful beams of light one million times brighter than the sun.  (PDF 367 KB)

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Centre for Accelerator Science (CAS)

The Centre for Accelorator Science (CAS) operates four accelerators, associated beamlines, clean laboratories and has in-house expertise in ion beam analysis (IBA) and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). (PDF 459 KB)

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Collaborating with ANSTO

ANSTO uses nuclear research techniques to address many of the important issues of our time relating to our environment, human health and industry. (PDF 503 KB)

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Environmental research

ANSTO conducts and enables inter-disciplinary research using nuclear and isotopic techniques to address some of Australia’s and the world’s most challenging environmental problems. (PDF 371 KB)

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Graduate Institute - Innovation Precinct

Now more than ever, we need smart, savvy scientists  not afraid to tackle complex issues. We need research that delivers real-life benefits for communities and industries on a global scale. (PDF 1,837 KB)

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Isotope Tracing in Natural Systems (ITNS)

ANSTO's Isotope Tracing in Natural Systems facility is user focused, providing a range of radioanalytical, isotopic and elemental analytical techniques, measurements and expertise for environmental studies. (PDF 940 KB) 

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Leveraging great science to deliver big outcomes

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes. We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits. (PDF 900 KB)

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National Deuteration Facility (NDF)

ANSTO's National Deuteration Facility (NDF) offers molecular deuteration using both in vivo biodeuteration and chemical deuteration techniques. (PDF 980 KB)

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National Particle Treatment and Research Centre

Representatives from leading Australian hospitals, research centres, universities and industry are proposing the establishment of a new National Particle Treatment and Research Centre to deliver advanced cancer treatment based on a leading-edge technology—carbon ion therapy. (PDF 1,553 KB)

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Nuclear Stewardship

The Nuclear Stewardship team and facilities at ANSTO maintain national capabilities that support industry, government and scientific users. (PDF 908 KB)

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Safely managing Australia's radioactive waste

Nuclear medicine produced by ANSTO has benefited generations of Australians since the 1960s. With benefits come responsibilities, and the by-product of nuclear medicine includes radioactive waste. Australia responsibly manages this waste in both the long and short term. (PDF 429 KB)

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Annual Reports archive

This page provides a list of ANSTO's annual reports from 2003 to 2022.

Annual report 2021-2022

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Annual report 2020-2021

View 2020-21 Annual report

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Annual report 2019-2020

View 2019-20 Annual report

Annual report 2018-2019

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Annual Report 2017-2018

Highlights from the 2017-2018 annual report include progress on the Innovation precinct and funding to expand the Australian Synchrotron beamlines.

Annual Report 2016-17

Highlights from 2016-17 annual report include ANSTO's celebration of the 10 year anniversary of OPAL and the Australian Synchrotron (PDF 4 MB).

Annual Report 2015-16

Highlights from 2015-16 annual report include ANSTO's ownership of the Australian Synchrotron and successful repatriation of waste (PDF 3 MB).

Annual Report 2014-15

Highlights from 2014-15 annual report include Australia's new Centre for Accelerator Science and new TSPO-free model discovery. (PDF 4.45 MB)

Annual Report 2013-14

Highlights from 2013-14 annual report include new world-class neutron beam instruments and the delivery of two new accelerators. * (PDF 3.94 MB). View correction to Report

Annual Report 2012-13

2012-13 represented a remarkable year at ANSTO and one that has undoubtedly made a significant impact on Australian innovation in science and health. (PDF 7.49 MB)

Annual Report 2011-12

In 2011-12 ANSTO met considerable challenges and built on our capacity to enhance the lives of Australians by adding to our suite of infrastructure and delivering on our strategies. (PDF 5.72 MB)

Annual Report 2010-11

Highlights from the 2010-11 annual report includes the appointment of Prof Paul Greenfield as the Chairman for the ANSTO Board and ANSTO being awarded with two prestigious awards. (PDF 5.82 MB)

Annual Report 2009-10

Highlights from the 2009/10 Annual Report include ANSTO receiving funding for a new Centre for Accelerator Science and for the Neutron Beam expansion project. (PDF 14.3MB)

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Annual Report 2008-09

A key achievement celebrated in the 2008-09 annual report is six neutron beam instruments producing their first research results. (PDF 3.20 MB)

Annual Report 2007-08

Highlights from the 2007-08 annual report include the signing of a deal to build a new PET nuclear medicine production facility and the official opening of the Nuclear Matters exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum. (PDF 2.53 MB)

Annual Report 2006-07

Highlights in the 2006-07 annual report include the opening of the OPAL research reactor, significant contributions to the mining industry and the first proposal rounds for neutron beam experiments at OPAL. (PDF 2.33 MB)

Annual Report 2005-06

Highlights in the 2005- 06 annual report include the launch of a new small angle X-ray scattering instrument and X-ray reflectometer and the delivery of the first complete neutron-beam instrument for the OPAL reactor. (PDF 5.72 MB)


Annual Report 2004-05

Highlights in the 2004-05 annual report include the establishment of ANSTO Minerals to provide expert consulting and solutions in mining and the completion of the building that will house the OPAL Research Reactor. (PDF 1.32 MB)

Annual Report 2003-04

Highlights in the 2003- 04 annual report include seven ANSTO scientists participating in the Science Meets Parliament event and a proton beam was successfully accelerated by the new tandetron accelerator. (PDF 885 KB)


*Correction: The date of the appointment of the Chairman and Deputy Chairperson that appears on page 5 of the 2013-14 Annual Report should be 21 August 2014 instead of 29 August 2014.

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Corporate Plan archive

Corporate Plan 2021-22

Under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, all Commonwealth Government bodies are required to annually prepare a Corporate Plan, which must be published on their websites by 31 August.

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Corporate Plan 2020-21

Under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, all Commonwealth Government bodies are required to annually prepare a Corporate Plan, which must be published on their websites by 31 August.

View 2020-21 Corporate Plan

Corporate Plan 2019-20

Under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, all Commonwealth Government bodies are required to annually prepare a Corporate Plan, which must be published on their websites by 31 August.

View 2019-20 Corporate Plan

Corporate Plan 2017-18

Under section 35 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, all Commonwealth Government bodies are required to annually prepare a Corporate Plan, which must be published on their websites by 31 August.  

Research Selections archive

Research Selections 2013: eBook

The study of materials and their properties has the potential to transform the world we live in through the development of new and improved plastics, ceramics and metals. This is one of the many areas of science presented in the 2013 Research Selections eBook.

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Research Selections 2012

Over the past year our researchers looked at a range of areas including helping to create new types of antibiotics to combat the increasing issue of antibiotic resistance and researching proteins to treat diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (PDF 7.51 MB)

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Research Selections 2011

Research Selections 2011 features a small sample of ANSTO's contributions to health and environmental research such as new imaging techniques to detect malignant melanoma and how nuclear techniques can piece together the history of human movements in ancient China. (PDF 10.1 MB)

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Research Selections 2009

The 2009 edition of Research Selections includes articles on how scientists are exploring cave-formation growth and learning how to map the early inflammation process that leads to epilepsy. (PDF 9.05 MB)

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