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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.

What’s new at adelaide optical centre

New Product Arrivals


Adelaide Optical Centre is now stocking ZWO Cameras and accessories. Everything you need to continue your astrophotography journey.


We’ve just recieved a fresh shipment of Baader Eyepieces. Exlpore our range today!

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

customer feature photo

Name: Gerhard Velaitis

Camera:  ZWO ASI290MC with 2x Barlow lens

Telescope: Saxon ED80 

Subject: Markarians Chain is a cluster of galaxies approx 50 million light years distant in Virgo, that appears in an arc from our point of view. 

Image Duration: Total exposure time for this image was just over 1 hour 

Software: Astro Photo Tool (APT), Pixinsight, Photoshop 

Filters used: UV / IR Cut (ultraviolet / infrared cut)

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Quadrantids Meteor Shower – January 3rd & 4th The first major meteor shower of 2022, the Quadrantids meteor shower, peaks on the night of January 3 and early morning hours of January 4.

Earth’s Perihelion – January 4th At 06:52 UTC, the Earth will reach the point on its orbit closest to the Sun.

Major Planet’s visibility this month:

  • Saturn visible from sunset until approximately 9:30pm.
  • Jupiter – visible from Sunset until approximately 10:30pm.
  • Mars – visible just before sunrise from approximately 4:00am.

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120 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000