COVID-19 note

Bookings for School Excursions for 2021 are now open and are run under COVIDsafe guidelines.

The Australian Synchrotron in Clayton is a world-class science facility that supports a broad range of high-quality research across medicine, nanotechnology, manufacturing and mineral exploration.

Amongst many of its benefits is that it can produce a powerful source of light a million times brighter than the sun. 

The facility also offers specialised science education programs for secondary school students, teachers and the public. These run in partnership with Swinburne and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)  

Two students on a synchrotron school tour.

VCE lab sessions

The Australian Synchrotron runs specialised ANSTO VCE lab sessions for Year 11 and 12 VCE students. These sessions are the only hands-on experience in Australia that allow students to comprehensively explore key syllabus concepts such as interaction of light and energy, nuclear physics and radioactivity. 

  • Duration: 9.30am–2pm (or as arranged with individual schools)
  • Cost: $400 plus GST for groups up to 13 students or $30 plus GST per student for groups over 13 students
  • Capacity: maximum of 24 students per session

For groups less than 13 students, we will try to combine your class with another group to reduce the per student costs (unless otherwise requested).

Sessions include a tour of the Australian Synchrotron.

  • VCE Physics Unit 2 / Area of Study 2 / Option 2.8: How Do Particle Accelerators Work?
  • VCE Physics Unit 4 / Area of Study 1: How Can Waves Explain the Behaviour of Light?
  • VCE Physics Unit 4 / Area of Study 2: How Are Light and Matter Similar?

Make your booking

To book your school tour, please complete the form below.

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Booking terms and conditions [PDF 120KB]

School tours

Get your students talking about atoms, light refractions and vacuum centres! The Australian Synchrotron hosts school tours with the aim to enhance students’ understanding of nuclear science and technology. These run Monday to Friday during the school term.   

  • Duration: 9.30am–11am (or as arranged with individual schools)
  • Cost: $225 plus GST for groups up to 15 students or $15 plus GST per student for groups over 15 students
  • Capacity: maximum of 24 students per session

For groups less than 15, we will try to combine your class with another group to reduce the per student costs (unless otherwise requested).

For more information, please email the PrimeSCI! Office or call 03 9210 1969.

Make your booking

To book your school tour, please complete the form below.

Note: This form collects data using a third-party provider (Airtable) and you consent to this by completing the form. The data we collect is treated in accordance with Swinburne's Privacy Statement. Please be aware that the form below may take a few seconds to load. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the PrimeSCI! Office (Ph: 03 9210 1969). You can unsubscribe at any time.

Booking terms and conditions [PDF 120KB]

Public tours

Missed the Open Day? Don’t worry – guided 90-minute public tours of the Australian Synchrotron are available throughout the year, with monthly tours re-commencing on 18 September 2021. 

Upcoming public dates, times and booking details will be announced soon.

Please note:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 12 years old.
  • Students under 16 years of age must complete the ANTSO Directors Permission form and email it to ansto@swinburne.edu.au.
  • We need a minimum number of 10 participants to run a public tour.
     

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Keep up to date with the latest news and upcoming programs by subscribing to our mailing lists. 

Note: This form collects data using a third-party provider (Airtable) and you consent to this by completing the form. The data we collect is treated in accordance with Swinburne's Privacy Statement. Please be aware that the form below may take a few seconds to load. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the PrimeSCI! Office (Ph: 03 9210 1969). You can unsubscribe at any time.

Subscribe to our school mailing list

Keep up to date with the latest news and upcoming programs by subscribing to our mailing lists. 

Note: This form collects data using a third-party provider (Airtable) and you consent to this by completing the form. The data we collect is treated in accordance with Swinburne's Privacy Statement. Please be aware that the form below may take a few seconds to load. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the PrimeSCI! Office (Ph: 03 9210 1969). You can unsubscribe at any time.

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Let us know about your experience with our school programs.

Send us your feedback

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Have any questions?

Contact us via our email on ansto@swinburne.edu.au or call us on +61 3 9210 1969  to find out more about our education programs at the Australian Synchrotron.

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