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.

Nearby events

  1. Permaculture farm tour

    Wednesday 23 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 , Wollongong

    Green Connect is a sprawling urban farm using permaculture and organic principles to grow fair food for Wollongong and the Illawarra. They think that its important for people to know where their food comes from and the work that goes into…

    23 Jan - 20 Mar
  2. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Thursday 21 March 2019 to Saturday 14 December 2019 , Wollongong

    Bring out your artistic flare by painting, drawing, and ceramics with Violetta Strabic. Situated in Wollongong, Violetta is passionate about bringing the world of day dreaming and beauty into everyday coastal life and loves illuminating…

    21 Mar - 14 Dec