Western Australia's Premier Observatory

Welcome to Western Australia’s oldest observatory, located just 25 km east of Perth in Perth’s secret garden, the suburb of Bickley. For over 125 years, our Observatory has been a hub for astronomical discovery and public education, providing visitors with a unique window into the wonders of the universe.

Recognised for its scientific, cultural, and historical significance, the Observatory was entered into the state’s Heritage Register in 2005. As a result, visitors can experience not only the stunning beauty of the night sky but also the rich history and cultural significance that comes with such a renowned institution.

Our commitment to public education is unwavering, and we remain actively involved in sharing our knowledge and passion with visitors of all ages. 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, ensuring that our doors remain open to the public for years to come.

Whether you’re a seasoned astronomer or simply curious about the mysteries of the universe, we invite you to experience the wonder and excitement of the night sky at Western Australia’s oldest observatory. Book your visit today and embark on a journey of discovery like no other!

Night Sky Tours

Exclusive Night Tours

Star Adoptions

Offsite Events

Focusing On Our Moon Tours

School Day Tours & OSHC Tours

Group Day Tours

Public Talks

Your Function


Special Events

Astrophotography Workshop

Astrophotography Workshop

December 9th
Want to get into Astrophotography? This workshop is for you!

Geminids Meteor Shower

Geminids Meteor Shower

December 14th
Experience the Southern Hemisphere's best meteor shower

New Years Night Tour

New Year's Eve Night Tour

December 31st
Looking for something different to do to farewell the year

Lunar Photography Workshop

Lunar Photography Workshop

January 24th
Photograph the Moon on fantastic telescopes using your camera

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Paint The Stars

January 14th
Immerse yourself in a unique experience that combines creativity, exploration, and delicious food.

Nightscapes Workshop

Nightscapes Workshop

January 24th
Get started in widefield astrophotography using your camera

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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