Queenscliff Low (White) Lighthouse

The White Lighthouse at Queenscliff is the lower light of the two lighthouses at Queenscliff, and along with two steel towers guides ships through the Rip and into Port Phillip Bay.

History

The white lighthouse at Queenscliff was built 1862 to replace an earlier wooden lighthouse erected in 1853.

It is built of the same bluestone that was used to build the Black Lighthouse but was painted white to distinguish it in daylight.

The new light was built in conjunction with the White (Low) Lighthouse and therefore had many similarities in design.

The lamps and housings were manufactured by Chance Brothers in England.

The light was converted to gas in 1890 and later converted to electricity in 1924.

The lighthouse forms the front, or low, of a system of lights that gives mid-channel direction when in line with the High Light.

The light, automated, is now unmanned.

 

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Melbourne Leading Light Rear

Melbourne Leading Light Rear

Melbourne Leading Light Rear
66 Beacon Vista, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

Melbourne Leading Light Rear

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Melbourne Leading Light Front

Melbourne Leading Light Front

Melbourne Leading Light Front
Bay Trail, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia

Melbourne Leading Light Front

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Williamstown Timeball

Williamstown Timeball

Williamstown Timeball
Timeball Tower, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

Williamstown Timeball

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Point Gellibrand Pile Light

Point Gellibrand Pile Light

Point Gellibrand Pile Light
31 Battery Rd, Williamstown VIC 3016, Australia

Point Gellibrand Pile Light

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West Channel Pile Light

West Channel Pile Light

West Channel Pile Light
75 Bluff Rd, St Leonards VIC 3223, Australia

West Channel Pile Light

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South Channel Pile Light

South Channel Pile Light

South Channel Pile Light
2591 Point Nepean Rd, Rye VIC 3941, Australia

South Channel Pile Light

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Eastern (McCrae)

Eastern (McCrae)

Eastern (McCrae)
658 Point Nepean Rd, McCrae VIC 3938, Australia

Eastern (McCrae)

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Cape Schanck

Cape Schanck

Cape Schanck
Cape Schanck Access Rd, Cape Schanck VIC 3939, Australia

Cape Schanck

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Shortland Bluff (Black)

Shortland Bluff (Black)

Shortland Bluff (Black)
66 Gellibrand St, Queenscliff VIC 3225, Australia

Shortland Bluff (Black)

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Queenscliff (Low) White

Queenscliff (Low) White

Queenscliff (Low) White
133 Hesse St, Queenscliff VIC 3225, Australia

Queenscliff (Low) White

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Port Phillip Lights

Port Phillip Lights

Port Phillip Lights
133 Hesse St, Queenscliff VIC 3225, Australia

Port Phillip Lights

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Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale

Point Lonsdale
9-13 Point Lonsdale Rd, Point Lonsdale VIC 3225, Australia

Point Lonsdale

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Keepers

We need your help in compiling a list of keepers for this lighthouse. If you have any information then send it to keeper@lighthouses.org.au.

Please include this lighthouse’s name, the keepers full name and what years they were keepers. Also include the same information for any other lights they were on.

Technical Details

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Permanent Tower
CurrentTower
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Original Optic
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Automated
Demanned
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Notes

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

Access

The lighthouse is easily accessible from the adjacent car park behind Fort Queenscliff.

Tours

There are no tours or access to the interior of the tower.

Accommodation

No lighthouse accommodation is available

Museum

Queenscliff Maritime Museum External link  has many Lighthouse artifacts

Associated Lighthouse

Shortland Bluff (Queenscliff Black)  Internal Link

Point Lonsdale  Internal Link

Port Phillip Heads  Internal Link