Perth Observatory

The Perth Observatory in Bickley (near Mount Gungin) was officially opened in 1966.

Bickley was chosen as a supplementary site to the original Perth Observatory (located in the City) due to increasing light pollution.  The Perth Observatory is Australia’s oldest continuously operating professional observatory and Western Australia’s premier astronomical institution. In 2005, the Perth Observatory was entered on the State’s Heritage Register in recognition of its scientific, cultural and historical significance.

For more information or to book a night tour visit their website