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Adelaide Optical Centre

Adelaide’s leading supplier of telescope and magnifier technology


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.

We're Optical Equipment specialists

Adelaide Optical Centre is a family run business with over 40 years experience in retail and servicing telescopes, binoculars and other optical equipment.

Whether you’re a beginner looking for your first telescope, or a seasoned professional looking to expand or upgrade your kit – we have a wide variety of knowledge and a huge range of diverse and high quality products. No question is too complicated and no issue is too large or small.

We’re leading supplier of telescopes, binoculars, astrophotography equipment, microscopes and much more, all available in store or online. We offer shipping Australia wide on our range. 

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.

Swarovski NL Pure 10x42 now available


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


Available Now


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


Effortless observation allows for hours for viewing comfort

Star Adventurer

The most advanced star tracker in its class. 

Use your camera. No telescope required.

Fresh Arrivals

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

Name: Malcolm Scott Whinfield

Camera:  Canon 450D

Telescope: TS80 with 480mm Focal Length

Subject: IC2948 and 2944 Running Chicken Nebular

Image Duration: Taken 50 Light at 120 seconds, ISO-400

Software: Astroberry, Startools, GIMP and Darktable 

Filters used: None

Photo Information: The night had good clear skies in a Bortle 6 Zone in Para Hills

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The Eta Aquarid Shower – April 19th – 28th of May The radiant, the point in the sky where the Eta Aquarids seem to emerge from, is in the direction of the constellation Aquarius. The shower is named after the brightest star of the constellation, Eta Aquarii.

The Peak in 2022 for Adelaide is the night of the 6th – 7th of May

The Eta Aquarids is one of two meteor showers created by debris from Comet Halley. The Earth passes through Halley’s path around the Sun a second time in October. This creates the Orionid meteor shower, which peaks around October 20.

Major Planet’s visibility this month:

  • Venus Best viewing is before sunrise, rising from 3:30am in the East North East
  • Mars Best viewing is before sunrise, rising from 2:10am in the East North East
  • Saturn Best viewing is from 2:30am to sunrise, rising from 12:40am in the East South East
  • Jupiter – Currently visible close to sunrise, making it very hard to see, rising from 3:30am in the East

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120 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000