Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre

Parkes Observatory is just outside the central-west NSW town of Parkes.
The visitors centre is closed until further notice.

Main Reception

In response to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, our Paul Wild Observatory Visitors Centre, outdoor viewing area and public toilets are all closed to the public from 27 March 2020 until further notice.

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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