There are numerous satellite tracking dishes located at this station, 24kms north east of Mingenew. It makes for an unusual sight at night as the operators use high powered green laser beams to pinpoint satellites in Earth’s orbit. This can be captured on camera!

Access to the station is not permitted, however there is an information bay at the entrance where you can park to learn more about this intriguing facility and get the camera out for some astrophotography.

There are a number of organisations that have space industry operations on site at the Mingenew WA Space Centre. These include Capricorn Space, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Geoscience Australia.

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Facilities: None.

Mobile coverage (Telstra): Good.

Sky Quality Meter Reading: 21.01 magnitude per arcsecond2 recorded at 7.57pm on 4th September 2018. What is a Sky Quality Meter Reading?

Stargazing & Tourism Information

Observing Site

The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.

Astrotourism Town

How are WA communities protecting dark night skies for your world-class stargazing experiences?

Visitor Centre

For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.

Astrophotography Help

Beautiful images of WA’s night sky and landscape can be easily achieved with DSLR, mirrorless and even smart phone cameras!


Discover what’s up in Western Australia’s night sky while you’re visiting. Easy guides to help you find out what to see and when.


Stargazing and astrophotography is an all year round activity in Western Australia. Here are some seasonal hints and tips for you.