Australian Maritime Safety Authority
This is Australia's fourth tallest lighthouse. The first three keepers here all committed suicide.
Tower Height: 125
Height of Focal Plane: 262
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 7.5 seconds, visible for 26 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical limestone tower.
This light is operational
1851: 66-foot limestone tower.
Date Established: 1851
Date Present Tower Built: 1896
Date Automated: 1986
Optics: 1881: First order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? Grounds only.
The Rottnest Island Authority has opened the lighthouses for daily tours. Tickets are available at the visitor center at the end of the Main Jetty. The tours run half hourly beginning at 9:00 a.m. and there is a limit of 10 persons allowed at a time. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the lighthouse. For more information, see www.rottnestisland.com/en/Attractions/Wadjemup+Lighthouse+Tours.htm