Lighthouses are an important part of the network of aids to navigation around the Australian coastline with many being heritage listed. Lighthouses are a historical symbol of safety and have been a part of ensuring safe passage for ships along our coastline for over 100 years.
View our network of 55 historical lighthouses on our Heritage lighthouse interactive map.
Heritage value of lighthouses
As the custodian of many iconic historic sites, we recognise the importance of preserving their cultural heritage.
We manage the lighthouse sites by using the AMSA heritage strategy as a guide. The strategy is a response to the requirements set out in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act). The 2018 version of the Heritage strategy is available now, replacing the 2006 version.