Cape Liptrap Lighthouse

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Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Cape Liptrap, Victoria, Australia-28Mar2011.jpg
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse is located in Victoria
Cape Liptrap Lighthouse
Location Cape Liptrap
Coordinates 38°54′25.8″S 145°55′21.2″E / 38.907167°S 145.922556°E / -38.907167; 145.922556Coordinates: 38°54′25.8″S 145°55′21.2″E / 38.907167°S 145.922556°E / -38.907167; 145.922556
Year first constructed 1913 (first)
Year first lit 1951 (current)
Automated 1951
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape square prism tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower and lantern
Height 9.75 metres (32.0 ft)
Focal height 93.6 metres (307 ft)
Intensity 40,000 cd
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl W 12s.
Admiralty number K4282
NGA number 7320[2]
ARLHS number AUS-037
Managing agent Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Cape Liptrap Lighthouse stands upon the rocky cliff top of Cape Liptrap peninsula, on a solitary part of the South Gippsland coastline. The lighthouse warns ships of the rocks in treacherous Bass Strait.


The first Cape Liptrap lighthouse was established in 1913. It was a 2.1 metre steel tower with an acetylene light. As a lighthouse keeper was never stationed at Cape Liptrap, it is really the first automatic Commonwealth funded light to be put into service.

The current lighthouse was built in 1951 in cast concrete and is devised in a square shape with flattened edges. The light characteristic is one flash every 12 seconds, emitted from a height of 93.6 m above sea level. The lighthouse was converted to electrical power in 1970.

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  1. ^ Cape Liptrap Lighthouse Lighthouses of Australia Inc.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Australia: Victoria". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved December 7, 2015. 

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