Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre

Parkes Observatory is just outside the central-west NSW town of Parkes.

Main Reception

In response to the COVID-19 situation, our Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre, The Dish Café, outdoor viewing area and public toilets are all currently closed to the public, they will reopen on 4 July 2020 with physical distancing and other precautions in place.

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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