Get involved


The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is hosting a webinar on responsibly managing Australia's radioactive waste for current and future generations.

The webinar will be held this Friday 10th August between 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

You can watch the webinar and have the chance to have your questions answered live by the panel on the day, or you can pre-submit your questions via

Panel members include:

  • Sam Johnson, Mayor of Port Augusta, Non-expert Moderator.
  • Dave Sweeney, Nuclear Free Campaigner, Australian Conservation Foundation.
  • Dr Adi Paterson, CEO Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
  • Dr Margaret Beavis, General Practitioner, Immediate Past President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW).
  • Dr Geoff Currie, Associate Professor in Medical Radiation Science, Charles Sturt University
  • Dr Jim Green, National nuclear campaigner - Friends of the Earth, Australia
  • Scott Ludlam, former Australian Greens Senator
  • Dr Ben Heard - Founder, Bright New World. Adjunct, Global Ecology Lab, Flinders University.
  • Bruce Wilson, Principal Advisor, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.


The discussion topics will include:

  • The need/rationale for a national facility – Australia’s legacy and future waste streams
  • Current and possible future approaches to the management of radioactive waste in Australia and internationally
  • Australia’s current policy and regulatory framework – is it fit for purpose?
  • The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility – design and operation?
  • Selecting sites for radioactive waste – current and alternative approaches?
  • How to promote an informed and progressive community discussion

If you have issues accessing the internet, there will be live streaming sessions at the following locations:

  • Kimba Radioactive Waste Management Office - 49 High Street, Kimba.
  • Great Northern Lodge, 45 First St, Quorn.
  • Hawker Institute, Elder Terrace, Hawker.











Community Information Sessions

The Government is hosting information sessions for community questions to be answered by a panel of experts from ARPANSA, ANSTO and the Department. The communities of Hawker, Quorn and Kimba are invited to come along to ask their final questions about the proposed Facility.

Community members are invited to pre-submit questions via or questions will be accepted on the night be the moderator.

Download the Kimba invitation here: (PDF 1.97MB)

Download the Quorn invitation here: (PDF 2.16MB)

Download the Hawker invitation here: (PDF 2.06MB)

Get Involved

The Government is placing a strong emphasis on community consultation and engagement throughout each stage of the project.

Because of this the department will work closely with communities that agree to proceed to the next stage of the process to develop a detailed project proposal as well as the structure for the community benefits measures.

Once the facility is constructed, its ongoing operation will involve community representation on the facility management board and regular engagement through open days. To ensure full public transparency the site will release all environmental and other monitoring data. It is also the intention that the site and its employees work with the community in ways that see them become a valued part of the local community.

Organise a local meeting


The department has locally-based Community Liaison Officers in both Hawker and Kimba. Office hours are generally 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, however as staff members regularly travel throughout the region, it's highly recommended you contact us by phone or email to book an appointment.

The office in Hawker is located at:

72 Cradock Rd

Hawker SA 5434


The office in Kimba is located at:

49 High St

Kimba SA 5641

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The National Radioactive Waste Management Facility project is on Facebook. You are able to make comments, post queries and share information we provide through the page. The department will update the Facebook page on a regular basis and provide updates on the process moving forward.

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