Shark Island Light

Shark Island Light is an active pile lighthouse[2] located just north of Shark Island, an island in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia. Its light is only visible on in the fairway of the harbour, between Shark Point and Point Piper.

Shark Island Light
Shark Island Light in front of Shark Island
Shark Island Light in front of Shark Island
Shark Island Light is located in New South Wales
Shark Island Light
LocationShark Island
New South Wales
Coordinates33°51′23.59″S 151°15′25.85″E / 33.8565528°S 151.2571806°E / -33.8565528; 151.2571806Coordinates: 33°51′23.59″S 151°15′25.85″E / 33.8565528°S 151.2571806°E / -33.8565528; 151.2571806
Year first constructed1913
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height41 feet (12 m)[1]
Focal height40 feet (12 m)
Range6 nautical miles (11 km)
CharacteristicFl (3) R 8s.
Admiralty numberK2656
NGA number111-6208
ARLHS numberAUS-267

Site operationEdit

The light is operated by the Sydney Ports Corporation, while the site is managed by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water as part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.


The lighthouse itself is only accessible by boat, and it is closed to the public. However, it is visible from Shark Island at close range. The island itself is open to the public, but capacity is limited and reservations are required.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ According to "SeaSide Lights". 40 feet (12 m) according to The Lighthouse Directory.
  2. ^ Searle, Garry. "List of Lighthouses - New South Wales". Lighthouses of Australia. SeaSide Lights.

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