Wollongong and Harbour Lighthouse

Wollongong Harbour's Breakwater lighthouse has been inactive since 1974 (a decorative light is displayed on special occasions). It stands 12 metres (40 feet) high and has a tapered round wrought iron tower with lantern, painted white. The lighthouse was seriously deteriorated before a restoration in 1978 and 1979 stabilised its condition.

In 2000 to 2002, a complete restoration returned the lighthouse and its lighting equipment to its original configuration, and the light was relit in connection with an international lighthouse conference in Sydney.

The Flagstaff Hill lighthouse is active. The white light spends 4.5 seconds on and 1.5 seconds off. The red lights are displayed over shallow water to the north and south. The entire structure is painted white. It is located at Flagstaff Hill on Wollongong Harbour.

Wollongong is the only point on the eastern coast of Australia which has two lighthouses.

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    Wednesday 23 January 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Wollongong

    Moving pictures come at you all day, every day and everywhere. Television is no longer necessarily the dominant mode of entertainment in everyday life. If anything, it evokes nostalgia for a bygone era when the domestic television set…

    23 Jan - 24 Feb
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    Wednesday 23 January 2019 to Friday 25 January 2019 , Wollongong

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