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

Lunar Photography Workshop

Lunar Photography Workshop

January 13th (Sold out)
Photograph the Moon on fantastic telescopes using your camera

Valentines Night Tour

Valentines Night Sky Tour

February 14th (Sold out)
Have a special night with your special someone on Valentine's

Astrophotography Workshop

Astrophotography Workshop

March 5th (Sold out)
Want to get into Astrophotography? This workshop is for you!

Summer Lecture

Summer Lecture

March 19th
Our annual summer talk on astronomy

Autumn Morning Tea tile

Autumn Equinox Morning Tea

March 20th
Join us for a lovely morning tea at the Observatory

Spring in to Milky Way Photography

Spring in to Milky Way

23rd - 24th of March
Take advantage of Milky Way season to learn to shot the Milky Way

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.


12.01.2022 | Jupiter Takes A Hit

Earth's big brother continues to protect the inner Solar System