Wilsons Promontory Lightstation


Parks Victoria


Wilsons Promontory Lightstation, Boonwarrung Country, VIC


Stephen Weeks



With a long heritage, built back in 1859 from local granite, the Wilsons Promontory Lightstation sits atop a rugged point in Wilsons Promontory National Park – the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. Historic cottages next to the light station are used as accommodation for guests as well as housing for Parks Victoria employees manning the light station.

The roofs of the employees’ accommodation had leaked, creating a moist environment, and promoting mould growth. We attended the site to carry out maintenance on the roofs, mould removal, and re-painting of internal surfaces. With no car access, it was great to see the team trek in high spirits carrying all equipment, materials, tools, food, and overnight bags required to carry out the work. A 45-minute undulating trek made easy due to the spectacular scenery and local wildlife.

Works included:

  • Repair of roof leaks
  • General maintenance and roof assessment
  • Complete roof report
  • Mould remediation
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