Cape Leveque Lighthouse

The Cape Leveque lighthouse lights the entrance to King Sound. The light was first exhibited on 13 June 1911.


The tower is a pre-fabricated 8.5m cast iron tower built by the firm of Bela Makutz in Perth, Western Australia. The company was best known for safe making, although it also fabricated the steelwork for the second Gantheaume Point lighthouse.

The tower is topped by a Chance Brothers lantern. The third order lens, pedestal and clockwork were also supplied by Chance.

There was a tramway for landing supplies at the cape. This was probably powered by a horse.

Two lightkeepers and their families were stationed here. During the second world war the keepers’ families were evacuated and the light was extinguished. The keepers remained on the station.

In 1964 the original quarters were replaced with two new two-storey houses.

The light was automated in 1985 with conversion to solar power and a rotating lamp array, and a Racon beacon was installed.

In 2000 the lighthouse was given protection under the State Register of Heritage Places.

The original lens, pedestal and clockwork are on display at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle. The lens rotates and the light is displayed on the gallery walls.


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Title Address Description
Cape Leeuwin
Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia, AustraliaGo to Cape Leeuwin
Breaksea Island
Unnamed Road, Nanarup WA 6330, AustraliaGo to Breaksea Island
Cave Point
Unnamed Road, Torndirrup WA 6330, AustraliaGo to Cave Point
Eclipse Island
The Gap Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, AustraliaGo to Eclipse Island
Cape Naturaliste
Bunker Bay Walk Trail, Naturaliste WA 6281, AustraliaGo to Cape Naturaliste
Casuarina Point
1 Bennett Way, Bunbury WA 6230, AustraliaGo to Casuarina Point
Arthur Head
15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, AustraliaGo to Arthur Head
South Mole
1 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160, AustraliaGo to South Mole
North Mole
N Mole Dr, North Fremantle WA 6159, AustraliaNorth Mole
Woodman Point
597 Cockburn Rd, Munster WA 6166, AustraliaGo to Woodman Point
Wadjemup (Rottnest)
Wadjemup Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161, AustraliaGo to Wadjemup (Rottnest)
Bathurst Point
Lancier St, Rottnest Island WA 6161, AustraliaGo to Bathurst Point
5 Tank Road, Guilderton WA 6041, AustraliaGo to Guilderton
Escape Island
Escape Island, Western Australia, AustraliaGo to Escape Island
Pelsaert Island
Houtman Abrolhos WA 6530, AustraliaGo to Pelsaert Island
Point Moore
481-485 Marine Terrace, West End WA 6530, AustraliaGo to Point Moore
Bluff Point
118A Kempton St, Bluff Point WA 6530, AustraliaGo to Bluff Point
Cape Inscription
Unnamed Road, Dirk Hartog Island WA 6537, AustraliaGo to Cape Inscription
Babbage Island
13 Annear Pl, Babbage Island WA 6701, AustraliaGo to Babbage Island
Point Quobba
Unnamed Road, Macleod WA 6701, AustraliaGo to Point Quobba
Point Cloates
Cardabia-Ningaloo Rd, Ningaloo WA 6701, AustraliaGo to Point Cloates
Vlaming Head
Yardie Creek Rd, North West Cape WA 6707, AustraliaGot to Vlaming Head
Jarman Island
Reader Head Rd, Cossack WA 6720, AustraliaGo to Jarman Island
Gantheaume Point
Lurujarri Walk, Minyirr WA 6725, AustraliaGo to Gantheaume Point
Cape Bossut
Cape Bossut, Lagrange WA 6725, AustraliaGo to Cape Bossut
Cape Leveque
Broome-Cape Leveque Rd, Dampier Peninsula WA 6725, AustraliaGo to Cape Leveque
Caffarelli Island
Caffarelli Island, Western Australia, AustraliaGo to Caffarelli Island

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Technical Details

First Exhibited1911
LocationLat: 16° 23.7880' S
Long: 122° 55.7040' E
Original Optic
Current OpticVRB-25
ConstructionWhite cast iron tower 8.7 metres high to base of lantern
Height13 m
Elevation43 m
RangeNominal: 21 nm Geographical: 18 nm
CharacterFl. W. 12 secs
Intensity242,068 cd
Light Source12V, 100W C8 Halogen LP PR30s
Power SourceSolar conv. 18/11/1985
NotesAs at July 2016
  NB: Information is historical data and is not for navigational purposes.


The tower is not open to the public.

Site Access

The lighthouse grounds are open all year round.


No tours are available.


No lighthouse accommodation is available


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Friends Group

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