The Government is now in Caretaker period until after the federal election. Information on the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility website will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions, available from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Up to $2 million for 2016-17 has been allocated to the approved nominated site of Barndioota. Applicants are able to apply for grant funds to undertake a project that will provide a social or economic benefit to the communities within a reasonable proximity of the site. Find out how the site was chosen.

On 29 April 2016 the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia announced that a land nomination at Barndioota would be shortlisted for further consideration as a site for the facility. The community survey results have now been released.

Watch this short video to see a broad preliminary visualisation of a national facility dealing with radioactive waste.

The El Cabril facility in Spain provides an international example of the design, processes and disposal methods used in low level radioactive waste disposal facilities.

Find answers to your key questions and information about the entire Project.

The Geoscience Australia Story Map is an interactive map tool that will show you where each site is located, nearby communities, the size of the nominated land area and other detailed topographic information.

Nuclear research and medicine produced by ANSTO has benefited generations of Australians. With benefits, come responsibilities, and the by-products of nuclear research and medicine includes radioactive waste. ANSTO responsibly manages this waste in both the long and short term.