The Perth Observatory is Western Australia’s oldest observatory which is located 35 km east of Perth in Bickley. The Observatory has served WA for over 125 years and remains actively involved in the service of public education through Day Tours for schools and Night Sky Tours for the public. In recognition of its scientific cultural and historical significance the Observatory was entered on the state’s Heritage Register in 2005. As of the 1st of July 2015 the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group has been running the Observatory for the Western Australian Government so we can continue to provide the Observatory with a bright future and a place to inspire the public and young minds. The Perth Observatory continues to operate today under the management of only 3 part-time staff and almost 120 passionate volunteers who work hard to ensure its position as a scientific and heritage education facility.