Sydney Observatory

Local nameSydney Observatory
LocationMillers Point, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The Sydney Observatory is a heritage-listed meteorological station, astronomical observatory, function venue, science museum, and education facility located on Observatory Hill at Upper Fort Street, in the inner city Sydney suburb of Millers Point in the City of Sydney local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was designed by William Weaver and Alexander Dawson and built from 1857 to 1859 by Charles Bingemann & Ebenezer Dewar. It is also known as The Sydney Observatory; Observatory; Fort Phillip; Windmill Hill; and Flagstaff Hill.

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Opening hours

Night visit:
Open nightly: Mon - Sat
Bookings are necessary.


Daytime admission for a self-guided visit to the gardens and the Observatory exhibitions is free.

A ticket must be purchased for day and night guided tours.

Day Tours
Adults: 26 AUD
Children (4 - 16): 22 AUD
Concession: 23.50 AUD

Night Tours
Adults: 40 AUD
Concession: 36 AUD
Children (4 - 16): 34 AUD

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +61 2 9217 0111

Address Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Coordinates -33°51'34.466" N 151°12'16.451" E

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