Sydney Observatory

Geographically positioned on the highest point of Warrane (Sydney) and overlooking the harbour, Sydney Observatory is considered a site of significance for the Gadigal.

The Observatory has a strong documented history of its colonial beginning, detailing historic astronomical and weather monitoring achievements by the people who contributed to its establishment in 1858 and its activities ever since.

Today, the Powerhouse First Nations Directorate, Observatory staff, leading First Nations astronomers such as Karlie Noon and Traditional Knowledge Keepers of Sky Law are working together to enhance public appreciation and understanding of astronomical knowledges embedded within First Nations sky stories.

Sydney Observatory will be open for general admission on Thursday to Saturday from 12–6pm, with historic tours running day and night from Wednesday to Saturday.

Contact & Visit

Sydney Observatory
1003 Upper Fort St
Millers Point

(02) 9217 0222

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Entry Fees

Sydney Observatory Tours:
Child $24, Adults $36, Concession $32
Tours run Wednesday–Saturday
Times are subject to change.

Opening Hours

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm