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Visit the Australian Synchrotron


ANSTO’s Clayton campus is located 22 km southeast of Melbourne CBD.

Getting to the Australian Synchrotron by car is easy, and there usually is plenty of free onsite parking for all visitors.

However, due to current construction activities on site, there are some parking limitations.  These limitations are expected to continue until mid-2024.

Public transport

  • The following buses stop at a bus stop on Blackburn Rd near the Australian Synchrotron: 703, 737.

  • The following buses stop at the Monash University bus loop: 630, 631, 691, 703, 733, 737, 802/804/862. From there, visitors can exit Monash University on the Wellington Rd side (nearest the bus loop), walk down Wellington Rd alongside the University and cross Blackburn Rd at the traffic intersection to reach the Australian Synchrotron.

  • The nearest train stations are Huntingdale and Clayton stations which are on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line, and Syndal station which is on the Glen Waverley line. Connecting buses can be caught from any of these train stations.

View our transport guide


The Kitchen Synch Cafe is located on the ground floor of the National Centre for Synchrotron Science.

The cafe is open weekdays from 8:00 am until 2:00pm and offers a wide range of breakfast, lunch items and main meals. The cafe also provides take-away dinner options

Restaurants near the Australian Synchrotron


The Australian Synchrotron has an on-site guesthouse for users and guests. For Beamtime users, to check if you are eligible for funded accommodation, please refer to the travel funding page.

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.

Please ensure you read the Visitor Safety Information (PDF, 447.9 KB) prior to your arrival. 


Telephone: +61 3 8540 4100

Fax: +61 3 8540 4200

[email protected]

Principal Place of Business/Mailing Address

Australian Synchrotron

800 Blackburn Rd Clayton, VIC 3168

Ph: 03 8540 4100

Clayton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria.