Adelaide Optical Centre

Adelaide’s leading supplier of telescopes binoculars and magnifiers

Adelaide Optical Centre is the home of telescopes, binoculars, microscopes and more.

We ship Australia wide or visit us in store for expert advice.


View the stars and night sky like never before.


Get a closer look with our range of binoculars and accessories.


Explore the microverse with our scientific and beginner range.

Spotting Scopes

Zoom in on our selection of land viewing scopes.

Australian Photo & Optical

Our parent company, Australian Photo And Optical, is a family run business that owns two retail spaces in Adelaide. We employ 20 staff members throughout our businesses and have been operating in Adelaide for over 40 years.

Twin City camera House

Located within the Adelaide Optical Centre store, Twin City Camera House retails a range of cameras and photography equipment to suit every need.

Adelaide Photo Factory

Our printing and film development centre. Located in Regent Arcade, off Rundle Mall, this is our main hub for printing, film processing and equipment.


Explore the latest in market leading binoculars and spotting scopes for bird watching & land viewing


Unmatched prescision and workmanship accross the range

Swarovski NL Pure 10x42


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Ultimate performance, pin sharp contours & high contrast, true to life images


Effortless observation allows for hours for viewing comfort

Fresh Arrivals

Star Adventurer

The most advanced star tracker in its class. 

Use your camera. No telescope required.

Australia Wide Shipping

No matter where you are in Australia, we’ll get your order to you. From Sydney to Perth, Broken Hill to Karratha, our courier services cover the whole of Australia. Order securely and safely with our fully insured freight services

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What Our Customers Say

Gilly Gilmiester
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Really happy with this store. The salesman was very knowledgeable, didn't pressure to make the sale. Wide range of products.
Natalia G-Blanco
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Friendly service.
Samuel Eades
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Couldn't find what I wanted. Asked the very helpful gentleman behind the counter. He found a discontinued stock item in the store room which was exactly what I was after, at a very decent price.
Ciaran Whelan
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Thank you team at Camera House for welcoming a stranger into this hobby. You now have a long time return customer.
Bruce Hobby
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Excellent range, advise and service
Kiri Bowmer
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I recently went to Adelaide Optical Centre to have my film camera looked at because it was having some problems - it was looked at carefully and thoroughly on the spot. The customer service was amazing - they answered all my questions patiently and with a smile and were super knowledgeable and friendly. Thankyou!!
Simon Brown
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Helpful, friendly staff who are very knowledgeable. Some good deals available. Location can make parking an issue. Reasonable selection of products.
Josh Barnett
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Amazing customer service! Super friendly staff and a great selection. My go to spot for anything camera related in Adelaide!
Dinny Kelly
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Excellent service. I had a number of questions and wanted to see a number of products, nothing was too much trouble. I was not hurried and the staff member was very knowledgeable
Jordan White
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Bought my first camera from here 5 years ago and have been coming back since. Staff really look after you. Some great cameras in-store. If you're after film cameras, just be sure to check the central market store too.
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Just bought a Skymaster telescope from here last week and they have an awesome range and great service. Was shipped out the shop door onto a courier very fast and the support during covid caused delivery problems was awesome at every stage. Highly recommended shop.
Michael Patterson
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Very helpful. Bought my first telescope and I definitely went to the right place
Michael Heaney
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Really good customer service. I had a problem with my scope and they put in a lot of time and effort to help me resolve it.
Colin Chapman
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Helpful, knowledgeable staff

customer feature photo

Name: Gerhard Velaitis

Camera: ZWO ASI290MC with 2x Barlow

Telescope: Celestron C11 OTA with EQ6 Mount

Subject: Planet Jupiter

Image Duration: N/A

Software: Firecapture, Autostakkert, Registax and Photoshop

Filters used: UV/IR Cut

Photo Information: Jupiter featuring the great red spot, taken from suburbia during a rare period of amazing steady seeing.

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Total Solar Eclipse – April 20th 2023 approximately 11.27am. The path of totality will graze the tip of Western Australia in a 40 kilometre wide track along the Gascoyne coastline, making it the most accessible land based place on Earth to view the spectacle.

For Adelaide viewers the maximum eclipse will occur at 1:30pm and will only be a partial eclipse.

Major Planet’s visibility this month:

      • Venus Best viewing is before sunset, setting from 9:20pm in the West South West
      • Mars Best viewing most of the night towards the North, rising from 7:45pm in the East North East
      • Saturn Best viewing is after sunset, rising from 10:30am in the East North East, setting 12:05am in the West South West
      • Jupiter – Currently visible from after sunset, rising from 1:40pm in the North, setting 1:45am in the West

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