Perth Observatory

The Perth Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutions in Australia. It is located in Bickley, Western Australia.

The original observatory was built in 1896 on Mount Eliza in Perth and officially opened in 1900. Thus, it took over in Western Australia important tasks for determining time and weather observation.

Due to the increasing light pollution, the observatory moved to Mount Gungin in the Darling Range, about 25 km east of Perth. The new observatory cost $ 600,000 and was opened in 1966.

The observatory is involved in the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking ( NEAT).


  • 61- cm Perth - Lowell Automated Telescope
  • 35 - cm Schmidt- Cassegrain telescope ( Celestron )
  • 31- inch Calver Telescope from 1910
  • 30 - cm Schmidt- Cassegrain ( Meade )