Citadel Island Lighthouse

Citadel Island Lighthouse was the first automatic acetylene light installed by the Commonwealth Lighthouse Service


First lit in 1913 it was removed and replaced by a GRP cabinet and the light converted to solar power in 1982

The old lantern was dismantled and removed to Port Albert, where it was restored for display at the Port Albert Maritime Museum in 2004.

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Title Address Description
Cape Schanck
Cape Schanck Access Rd, Cape Schanck VIC 3939, Australia

Cape Schanck

Cliffy Island
Victoria, Australia

Cliffy Island

South East Point (Wilsons Promontory)
Unnamed Road, Wilsons Promontory VIC 3960, Australia

South East Point (Wilsons Promontory)

Cape Liptrap
755 Cape Liptrap Rd, Tarwin Lower VIC 3956, Australia

Cape Liptrap

Citadel Island
Citadel Island, Victoria, Australia

Citadel Island

Deal Island
Unnamed Road, Tasmania 7255, Australia

Deal Island


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Technical Details

First Exhibited1913
LocationLat: 39° 06.8940' S Long: 146° 14.1970' E
Original Optic
Current OpticVega VRB-25
AutomatedBuilt as an unmanned light
ConstructionDouble height size 3 GRP hut
Height4 m
Elevation117 m
RangeNom: 17 NM Geo: 27 NM
CharacterFl. W. (2) in 15 s
Intensity39,381 cd
Light Source12V 35W C8 Halogen
Power SourceSolar Conversion: 1982
NotesAs at Dec 2014

  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.


The tower is not open to the public. No tours are available.


The Port Albert Maritime Museum is not open every day and the visitors are advised to check by phoning (03) 5183 2520