Light, Energy and the Environment Congress Venue

The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to partner with The Australian University’s Energy Change Institute to bring you the Light, Energy and the Environment Congress.  The Congress will be held on The Australian National University campus at the Manning Clark Centre. 

The Manning Clark Centre is located adjacent to the University Union at Union Court, which is the main social hub for the university. 

Manning Clark Building The entry to the ANU Manning Clark Centre: The picture to the left depicts the front entrance to the Manning Clarke Centre. To find this entry when at ANU Union Court, simply walk up the ramp at the Canberra City end of Union Court. At the top of the ramp, and just past Degree Cafe, you will be facing this entry.
MCC Theater Inside a theatre at the ANU Manning Clark Centre: The picture to the left depicts one of the six theatres within the Manning Clarke Centre.
Campus map Manning Clark Centre - Building 26A, (also listed as MCC on the campus map)
ANU Campus Map:  to get a pdf. version, click on the map. For a larger version and to print, set your printer settings to ‘landscape’ and paper size to 8.5”x11” or 11”x17”.
Getting to ANU
Because ANU is located centrally in Canberra, and close to the CBD, there are many options available to visitors. See maps and way finding for various maps of campus and Canberra. 

Driving to ANU Campus
Driving directions to Manning Clark Centre
The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Main Entrance on Biology Pl and Sullivans Creek Rd)
1. Head south-east on Biology Pl towards Sullivans Creek Rd
2. Turn right onto Sullivans Creek Rd
3. Turn left onto Fellows Rd
4. Turn left onto East Rd
5. Turn right onto Ellery Cres
6. Slight left onto Marcus Clarke St
7. Turn left onto Allsop St
8. Turn right onto Childers St
9. Take the 1st left onto Hutton St
10. Turn left onto Kingsley St
11. Turn right
12. Manning Clark Centre, Building 26A or MCC on Campus map

ANU is a large campus with parking spaces spread throughout. Parking at ANU incorporates a combination of surface spaces and parking stations. See the maps and way finding for locations of parking facilities.
Accessing the University by bus
 ACTION provides a range of bus services to ANU. Download the guide to find the most suitable route for your travel needs. Visit to download a timetable or visit a MyWay Centre or Canberra Connect Shopfront to pick one up.
Facilities and Services in Union Court
The Manning Clark Centre is adjacent to the University Union Building at Union Court, which is the central hub of The Australian National University and offers a number of facilities and services.
  • Commonwealth Bank branch with two ATMs
  • ANZ Bank ATM
  • Rediteller ATM
Other Facilities include
  • Post Office (inside the ANU Union Shop, which contains a newsagency and mini-mart)
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometrist and dentist
  • Computer shop (7 Star Tech Shop)
  • Mobile phone shop (3 Mobile)
  • Travel agent (STA Travel)
  • Bookshop (Co-op bookshop)
  • Hairdresser
Food Outlets (please note that you will be responsible for your own meals)
Inside the ANU Union:

Close by (in and around Union Court):

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