Western Australia's Premier Observatory

Western Australia’s oldest observatory is located 25 km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served WA for over 120 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education. In recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state’s Heritage Register in 2005. Since July 2015, the Observatory has been run under a community partnership agreement between the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group.

Night Sky Tours

Exclusive Night Tours

Star Adoptions

Offsite Events

Focusing On Our Moon Tours

School Day Tours & OSHC Tours

Guided Day Tours

Public Talks

Your Function


Special Events

Wallal Centennial Talk SE Tile

Wallal Expedition Centennial Talk

September 24th
Celebrate the centennial of proving Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

Fairy Afternoon Tea tile

Fairy Afternoon Tea

October 1st
Have a lovely afternoon tea and see our fairy doors

Perth Hills Spring Festival

Perth Hills Spring Festival

October 13th - November 14th
Shake off those post-Winter blues at the Perth Hills Spring Festival

Photographing Gas Giants Workshop

Photographing Gas Giants

October 13th
Learn to take shots of Jupiter and Saturn



October 29th
An astronomically awesome festival with stalls, telescopes and talks

Halloween Night Tour

Halloween Night Tour

October 31st
Get on your broomstick and head to the Observatory for Halloween

Virtual Star Parties

Can’t get to the Observatory of one of our night tours? Don’t worry we also hold virtual star parties on YouTube where we can show you amazing stuff in our Southern Sky through one of our telescopes, some of which you can’t even see with your own eye and a telescope.

Join us on our Discord Channel and ask questions while you watch the YouTube Live Stream.


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