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

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Spring Equinox Morning Tea

September 26th
Join us for a lovely morning tea at the Observatory

Cosmoscon CTA


October 2nd
Celebrate the Cosmos at Perth Observatory!

Perth Hills Spring Festival

Perth Hills Spring Festival

October 8th - November 21st
Shake off those post-Winter blues at the Perth Hills Spring Festival

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Fairy Afternoon Tea

October 9th
Have a lovely afternoon tea and see our fairy doors

Photographing Gas Giants Workshop

Photographing Gas Giants

October 13th & December 8th
Learn to take shots of Jupiter and Saturn

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Ghost Tour

October 24th
A guided ghost tour of the observatory

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 every second Wednesday at 7:30 pm 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.