Port of Melbourne Corporation
A port controller’s office surrounds the base of the lighthouse. Ships entering or leaving Port Phillip Bay must be cleared to enter the channel by the controller, in the same way aircraft are cleared for take off and landing at an airport.
Tower Height: 70
Height of Focal Plane: 120
Characteristic and Range: Two flashes every 15 seconds (directional light with white and red sectors).
Description of Tower: White conical tower, black lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1856
Date Present Tower Built: 1902
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.