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Adult: $55.00
Concession: $40.00
Child (Ages 5 to 17): $30.00
Date: 21st of October
Time: 8 pm (Doors open at 7:30 pm)
Duration: 1½ to 2 hours

Embark on a captivating journey into the mystical realm of the moon, as we unite under the celestial canvas for an enchanting evening of lunar exploration.

Gaze through our remarkable telescopes, including the venerable 126-year-old Astrographic Telescope, and immerse yourself in the rugged expanse of the Moon’s Highlands. Traverse the lunar landscape, beholding craters near the terminator line where night is becoming day, which stand as silent witnesses to cosmic impacts spanning eons.

Moreover, delve into the intriguing vistas of Jupiter’s and Saturn’s moons as they gracefully dance around their majestic parent planets, adding a mesmerizing cosmic ballet to our celestial observations.

Unearth the captivating chronicles of the Moon’s origin and its profound influence on our own Earth. As we unravel the hidden connections between these celestial bodies, let the wonders of the cosmos ignite your curiosity and awe.

Join us in crafting an International Observe the Moon Night that etches unforgettable memories in the tapestry of our exploration of the universe.

Father and son looking at the Moon

Record The Phases Of The Moon

General Tour Info


Aim to arrive 15 minutes early to minimise inconvenience, especially on the evening sessions.

Dress Appropriately

Our star viewing sessions are outdoor activities, in the bush and in the dark and can be cold.

Young Children

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children under 5 are free, but it’s recommended that children be at least 8 years of age to attend telescope viewing events, as the ability to take instructions, understand the information given and patience for the duration of approximately 90 minutes viewings is necessary.


Is totally prohibited in the Observatory grounds and buildings.


The Observatory is in a National Park and is part of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, which requires visitors to take their litter when they leave.

General info on night tours

What If It’s Cloudy

Tour of the Astrographic Telescope. Image Credit: Roger Groom

In the event of cloudy or rainy weather, we will still conduct our Night Sky Tour, which includes a captivating astronomical presentation and a guided tour of our facility, where you can discover the rich 120-year history of Perth Observatory. Should the sky clear up enough for us to begin or continue stargazing through the telescopes, we will happily do so.

During the Spring, Summer, and Autumn seasons, we guarantee that you will see at least 4 celestial objects through our telescopes. If this minimum is not met due to cloudy conditions, we will deem the Night Sky Tour a “cloudy night” and email you a 50% discount code for a future tour. When attending your rescheduled tour, you may postpone again to an alternative date if cloudy conditions are forecast.

We understand that unexpected circumstances may arise, and we allow for bookings to be transferred to another date up to 24 hours before your scheduled tour. However, we do make exceptions for situations such as a death in the family, illness, or plane delays.

Volunteer Arthur gives his astronomical presentation. Image Credit: Matt Woods

We only cancel our Night Sky Tours in the event of a bushfire close by, loss of power to the Observatory, and the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the Perth Metropolitan region, including the Perth Hills/Bickley area, during the scheduled tour time or within 6 hours prior to the tour start time. In such a case, we will notify you promptly by phone call and/or email. You will then be given the option to receive a full refund or transfer your booking to an alternative tour date or time.

If you would like to reschedule your tour due to anticipated inclement weather, please contact us via phone at 08 9293 8255, email at or even send us a message through our Facebook page up until the day before your scheduled tour.

Please be aware that if you have booked your tour using a cloudy night coupon code received from a previous tour that was cancelled due to cloudy or rainy weather, you may get in touch with us on the day of your tour.

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What If It's Cloudy

Concession Ticket Definition

Concession* is defined as one of the following:

  • Current and former defence and emergency personnel
  • Seniors and Australian Health Care Card Holders who hold one of the following:
    • Blue Government Card or White Senior Card
    • Pension Card
    • Repatriation Health Card (Gold)
    • Health Care Card specifying reason as “age”
    • Veterans Affairs Card
    • For overseas seniors, Proof of Age Cards or Passport showing age as +65 years old
  • Students
    • Any Australian student card with a valid sticker or date – the student must be studying in Australia
  • WA Parks Foundation members
Who is a concession

Who's a Concession

Wheelchairs Accessibility

The Pantograph Telescope from the front. Image credit: Matt Woods

Please note that step or platform ladders may be required to access the eyepieces of some of our telescopes. While we do offer a pantograph telescope for individuals in wheelchairs, please keep in mind that this telescope requires a range of head and upper body movement to use, and positioning the wheelchair with precision in the dark may be necessary.

If you or someone in your group requires the use of the pantograph telescope, please indicate this in the notes field when booking your tour, and we will ensure that it is prepared and available for use on the night.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair Accessibility

If you plan on having dinner before your tour, there are several great dining options in the area. In Gooseberry Hill, Embers Restaurant offers a delightful experience, while Lesmurdie boasts the Village Pizza Kitchen and Buns & Co. For a wider selection of dining options, Kalamunda is the largest town in the Perth Hills and offers a diverse range of restaurants including:

  • The Vault
  • Kishi Bar
  • Taco Maria
  • Kandel Pan And Grill
  • Kalamunda Tap House
  • Kalamunda Hotel
  • The Best Drop
Dinner options cta

Dinner options cta

Book Now

To make a booking for your International Observe the Moon Night, simply enter the number of people attending and select the desired date from the booking calendar. Dates with green backgrounds indicate available spots, while red backgrounds denote fully booked tours and yellow highlights today’s date.

Once you have selected your desired tour date, click the “Book Now” button to proceed to the checkout section, where you can complete your payment. You will receive a confirmation email once your booking is complete, and on the night of the tour, our host will ask for the name under which the booking was made and mark you off on the booking sheet.

Step 1: Choose the number of people that are coming