Good news for users and other visitors

The 2009 Federal Budget had good news for the Australian Synchrotron and its users: $36.78 million for key onsite infrastructure additions and improvements, including onsite accommodation for users.

Over the next few years we will build a National Centre for Synchrotron Science building to house the synchrotron’s user office, a cafeteria, 400-seat auditorium, seminar rooms and office space, as well as catering for educational activities, exhibitions and community engagement.

A separate user accommodation building will contain 50 rooms with communal kitchen and lounge facilities.

Other buildings and extensions to the main synchrotron building will house workstations for staff, ‘hot desks’ for users, and technical support laboratories.

Click here to read the Media release.

Boost for medical and imaging facility

The Australian Synchrotron's medical and imaging facility will be upgraded to become the most advanced instrument of its type in the world.

The facility has been awarded $13.2 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) and $1.5 million from the Victorian Government Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD) for a major expansion that will position Australia at the forefront of this field.

Click here for more information about plans for the upgraded facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2012,

To view an animation of the new facility, go to

Click here to read the Media release.