Woodman Point Lighthouse

Built as a Leading Light, this Lighthouse replaced the Arthur Head Lighthouse, and provided shipping a safe route via Gage Roads into the newly constructed Fremantle Harbour designed by  C.Y. O’Connor.

History

The lighthouse at Woodman Point was also referred to as Gage Roads referring to the shipping lane and anchorage near Cockburn Sound south of Fremantle. This is where the 1987 America’s Cup took place.

A first order occulting dioptric light was established on a 9.7m stone tower on Woodman Point as a sectored light in 1902. It was demanned and improved in 1921.

The Lighthouse Keepers Cottages are now fronting onto a busy road. A dirt track winds up the hill behind the cottages.

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Cape Leeuwin

Cape Leeuwin
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia
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Breaksea Island

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Unnamed Road, Nanarup WA 6330, Australia
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Cave Point

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Unnamed Road, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia
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Eclipse Island

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Cape Naturaliste

Cape Naturaliste
Bunker Bay Walk Trail, Naturaliste WA 6281, Australia
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Casuarina Point

Casuarina Point
1 Bennett Way, Bunbury WA 6230, Australia
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Arthur Head

Arthur Head
15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
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South Mole

South Mole
1 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
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North Mole

North Mole

North Mole
N Mole Dr, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

North Mole

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Woodman Point

Woodman Point
597 Cockburn Rd, Munster WA 6166, Australia
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Wadjemup (Rottnest)

Wadjemup (Rottnest)
Wadjemup Rd, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
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Bathurst Point

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Lancier St, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
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Guilderton

Guilderton
5 Tank Road, Guilderton WA 6041, Australia
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Escape Island

Escape Island
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Pelsaert Island

Pelsaert Island
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Point Moore

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481-485 Marine Terrace, West End WA 6530, Australia
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Bluff Point

Bluff Point
118A Kempton St, Bluff Point WA 6530, Australia
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Cape Inscription

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Unnamed Road, Dirk Hartog Island WA 6537, Australia
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Babbage Island

Babbage Island
13 Annear Pl, Babbage Island WA 6701, Australia
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Point Quobba

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Unnamed Road, Macleod WA 6701, Australia
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Point Cloates

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Cardabia-Ningaloo Rd, Ningaloo WA 6701, Australia
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Vlaming Head

Vlaming Head
Yardie Creek Rd, North West Cape WA 6707, Australia
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Jarman Island

Jarman Island
Reader Head Rd, Cossack WA 6720, Australia
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Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point
Lurujarri Walk, Minyirr WA 6725, Australia
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Cape Bossut

Cape Bossut
Cape Bossut, Lagrange WA 6725, Australia
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Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque
Broome-Cape Leveque Rd, Dampier Peninsula WA 6725, Australia
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Caffarelli Island

Caffarelli Island
Caffarelli Island, Western Australia, Australia
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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

First Exhibited1902
CurrentTower1902
ArchitectW T Douglas
StatusActive
LocationLat. 032° 07.9' S. Long. 115° 46.2' E
Original OpticChance Bros 1st Order Fixed with sectors
Current Optic
Automated19 July 1955
Demanned19 July 1955
ConstructionRound stone tower, seaward side painted white
Height18 m
Elevation37 m
RangeW. 22 nm
R. 8 nm
G. 8 nm
CharacterOc.W.R.G. period 30s lt. 20s, ec. 10s
Oc.G. period 5s lt. 3s, ec. 2s
Intensity
Light Source
Power Source
OperatorFremantle Port Authority
Notes

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

Access

The lighthouse grounds can be accessed by foot. The tower is fenced and is not open to the public.

Associated Lighthouse

Arthur Head Lighthouse  Internal Link

Sources

Lighthouses on the Western Australian Coast and Off-Shore Islands
Author/s D.A. Cumming, M. Glasson and M. McCarthy 1995 External link