Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre

Parkes Observatory is just outside the central-west NSW town of Parkes. The visitors centre is open to the public.

Main Reception

Open 7 days a week (including public holidays) from 8.30am to 4.15pm, and extended hours during New South Wales school holidays. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Tel +61 2 6861 1777


585 Telescope Road
Parkes NSW 2870

Postal address

PO Box 276
Parkes NSW 2870

The Parkes radio telescope is located at Parkes Observatory, 20 kilometres north of Parkes off the Newell Highway (the main highway between Brisbane and Melbourne). The road to the telescope is clearly marked.

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