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Name: Point Lonsdale Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Point Lonsdale, Victoria., , Australia

Location: Port Phillip Heads, entrance to Port Phillip Bay, 

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
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.


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