The safest place for Australia's hazardous waste

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The safest place for Australia's hazardous waste








Investment Highlights

  • Replicating world's best practice solutions operating in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada

  • Strong financial profile, high barriers to entry and low environmental and liability risk

  • First mover advantage in Australasia and highly experienced executive management team

Company Overview

Hazardous waste is a huge problem – not just for the environment, but for the profitability of Australian businesses.

Tellus® is Australia’s safest choice because it is a geological repository, not a landfill. This means our sites have natural barriers built-in that make them very effective at keeping the waste away from people and the environment

Tellus contributes toward a safer and cleaner Australia by developing a portfolio of geological repositories that provide waste storage, recycling, recovery, permanent isolation services and related commodity by-products.

Permanent Isolation Solutions

Tellus delivers value across four distinct stages that will each service unique target markets and jurisdictions. Tellus is developing the Sandy Ridge project first, the Chandler facility and other proposed projects will follow.

Tellus strategy is underpinned by a balanced scorecard approach – with a focus on financial, customer, and internal business processes, learning and growth perspectives.


Tellus is an innovative environmental services company cleaning up hazardous waste across Australia by developing and operating geological repositories and reinvesting in its communities through the circular economy.

What is a Geological Repository?

It is NOT a landfill. A landfill is an open-cut mine with a liner that will one day break and cause pollution.

Tellus’ geological repository is totally different – it does not have a liner. Instead, its safety case is built on the natural barriers of our sites that are geologically stable, away from ground water and communities on large beds of clay.

All sites are verified by international independent experts at all Tellus sites.


Tellus is focused on developing two flagship dual revenue projects – The Sandy Ridge Facility (Western Australia) and The Chandler Facility (Northern Territory)

  • All sites meet intnernational best practice site selection criteria

  • Are geologically spread across Australia

  • Are diversified by type on clay or salt repositories

  • Can handle a wide variety of waster types

Additional Information

  • Company Presentations


  • Management
  • Directors
  • Nicholas Williams

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Michael Ingram

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Corrina Tolomel

    Head of HSEQC & People

  • Kavita Paw

    General Counsel & Company Secretary

  • Stephen Hosking

    Chief Development Officer

  • Aaron Parnell

    Head of External Affairs

  • Ken Kanofski

    Non-Executive Chairman

  • Nate Smith

    Managing Director & CEO

  • Patricia Reid

    Non-Executive Director

  • Ross Love

    Non Executive Director

  • Joe Powell

    Non-Executive Director


  • March 2023

    Tellus approved for radioactive waste disposal
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  • March 2023

    Green light for first nuclear waste storage
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  • August 2022

    Tellus Successfully Completes A$135M Debt Refinancing
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  • February 2022

    Board Grow Australian Rail & Resource Waste Sector
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  • November 2021

    Breakthrough site laying waste to toxic leftovers
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