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.


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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Title Address Description
Cape Leeuwin
Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290, Australia

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Breaksea Island
Unnamed Road, Nanarup WA 6330, Australia

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Cave Point
Unnamed Road, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia

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Eclipse Island
The Gap Rd, Torndirrup WA 6330, Australia

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

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Casuarina Point
1 Bennett Way, Bunbury WA 6230, Australia

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Arthur Head
15 Captains Ln, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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South Mole
1 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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

North Mole

Woodman Point
597 Cockburn Rd, Munster WA 6166, Australia

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

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Bathurst Point
Lancier St, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia

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5 Tank Road, Guilderton WA 6041, Australia

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Escape Island
Escape Island, Western Australia, Australia

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Pelsaert Island
Houtman Abrolhos WA 6530, Australia

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

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

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Cape Inscription
Unnamed Road, Dirk Hartog Island WA 6537, Australia

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

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Point Quobba
Unnamed Road, Macleod WA 6701, Australia

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Point Cloates
Cardabia-Ningaloo Rd, Ningaloo WA 6701, Australia

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

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Jarman Island
Reader Head Rd, Cossack WA 6720, Australia

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Gantheaume Point
Lurujarri Walk, Minyirr WA 6725, Australia

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Cape Bossut
Cape Bossut, Lagrange WA 6725, Australia

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

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Caffarelli Island
Caffarelli Island, Western Australia, Australia

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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
ArchitectW T Douglas
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
Light Source
Power Source
OperatorFremantle Port Authority

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


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


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