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.
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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The lighthouse is easily accessible from the adjacent car park behind Fort Queenscliff.
There are no tours or access to the interior of the tower.
No lighthouse accommodation is available
Queenscliff Maritime Museum has many Lighthouse artifacts