The operations of the Perth Observatory are supported by income derived from astronomy-related events and significant volunteer time and expertise. Maintenance and development of the Perth Observatory relies on adequate funding, public support, well-trained volunteers and strong relationships with academic specialists and community groups. This solid foundation will ensure that the Observatory’s buildings and heritage assets are restored and protected and that the stories of scientific discovery are captured and made available for public education and enjoyment.
Incremental injections of funds are needed for capital works, repairs and upgrades to visitor and volunteer resources. The portfolio of funding for infrastructure development needs to span public and corporate sectors as well as private and community sources, underpinned by guaranteed core funds to cover operating costs.
Our funders, sponsors and partners have come together to show their support for the Observatory and our tireless Volunteer Group – an Australian registered not-for-profit organisation – to ensure we can continue to successfully share the rich history of astronomy in WA with locals and visitors alike. Perth Observatory is also listed on the deductible gift recipient (DGR) registry, meaning that all donations made to the Observatory are tax-deductible.
Perth Observatory is managed and operated by the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group (Inc.) on behalf of the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. We gratefully acknowledge their support and funding.
The Perth Observatory Volunteer Group would like to thank the following sponsors and partners for their generous support:
Our Sponsors are organisations or individuals who provide financial support for various projects. Sponsors are distinguished from Funders, who provide the bulk of funding for our project, usually as a grant specifically awarded for public engagement and of greater than $100,000. Our Partners are organisations or individuals who support us without a financial contribution, for example, promotion, advice or in-kind services.
The Perth Observatory Volunteer Group recognises the following Sponsor and Funder categories (incl. GST):
- Supernova $500,001 +
- Star $200,001 – $500,000
- Platinum $75,001 – $200,000
- Gold $25,000 – $75,000
- Silver $10,001 – $25,000
- Bronze $1,000 – $10,000
- Supporter $100 – $1,000